Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Favorites

It's been a bit of a rough day here but instead of dwelling on the bad, I am going to focus on the good and hope that naps cure the grumpies!

1. Homemade chocolate sauce for ice cream!  This has been a favorite of mine since I was little.  My Mom used to make this sauce for my brother and I as a treat every once in a while.  It is warm, gooey and so good!  The best part is it only takes a couple of minutes to put together.  If you want to try it for yourself here is the very simple recipe:

Homemade Chocolate Sauce
1/2 cup sugar
2-1/4 teaspoon cocoa
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoons vanilla

Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk and bring to a boil.  Boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Serve warm over ice cream and enjoy!

I had intended to take a picture of a mug FULL of ice cream and sauce but my
stomach took over and devoured it before I could get my camera out, oops :)
2.  I am in love with the fabric choices in this Etsy shop.  I have ordered a wet bag and some wipes from their other shop and they have held up great and are so cute.

3. I am a sucker for the ABC shows The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.  The latter is on right now and there are only a couple of weeks left before Emily picks the man of her dreams!  This is the first season where I have liked all of the final 4 guys but I do have to say I was a little disappointed that she let Sean go so soon!  I thought for sure he would have made it to the final 2.  Oh well, maybe if we are lucky, he will be the next Bachelor!  As for the end of this season, I think I am now on team Jef!

4. Speaking of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, I am excited for the new season of Bachelor Pad to start soon!  I told you I was a sucker.

5. I just finished reading Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares.  It is the fifth book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.  I read the first 4 when they came out about 10 years ago.  I loved them and could relate to the 4 girls in the book and the friendship they had because I was going through some of the same things.  This fifth book was just published last year and is about those same 4 girls, 10 years later.  So once again, I can relate to the things they are going through as they approach 30.  Their friendships have changed, as any friendship does as you get older.  I loved reading about where their lives had taken them.  I couldn't wait to see how it ended, but at the same time, I didn't want it to end.  It is like watching a good movie or tv series, you want it to keep going so you can continue to see where their lives go.  I sincerely hope that there will be another book (or books) somewhere down the road, maybe every 10 years, so we can continue to check in on the girls (well women now) as they approach 40 and beyond.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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Natasha SerenityYou said...

that sauce looks delicious

would love it if you could share them on my link party -

Natasha xx

Danielle said...

Thanks Natasha! I hope you try it and like it as much as I do.

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