Saturday, October 16, 2010
For Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Webster began to write his dictionary at the age of 43. It took him 27 years to finish it! In addition to traditional English vocabulary, it contained uniquely American words.
Now here is a day dedicated just for your sweetie. It exists as an opportunity for you to recognize that sweet and special someone. It doesn’t matter who that person is, or what their relation to you. They just have to be sweet in order to get a little recognition.
Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and candy company employee started Sweetest Day. He wanted to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins and under-privileged. His intent was to show these people that they were not forgotten. In 1922, he started this holiday by giving candy and small gifts.
Sweetest Day is an observance celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region and parts of the Northeast United States on the third Saturday in October. It now largely involves the exchange of small presents, such as chocolate, greeting cards, and flowers
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ cups Water
3 tablespoon Vegetable oil
½ teaspoon White vinegar
Bake in a 350-degree F oven for about 18 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
Transfer to cutting board. Cut cake into four pieces using 3 ¼-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter. Spread chocolate frosting on top of two pieces. Place remaining two hearts on top. Garnish with decorator icing.
For the Chocolate Frosting :
In a small microwave bowl, place 1 tablespoon butter.
Cook on high (100 percent power) for 20 seconds or until the butter melts. Stir together 2/3rds cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon cocoa in a separate bowl. Add to butter mixture alternately with 2 to 3 tablespoons milk.
Lord, help us to serve You with a spirit of joy. May all that we see and discover lead us to grow in wonder and appreciation
A bit of love from someone near…