Friday, December 23, 2011

Ghosts of Blogging Past

So I'm going to be a follower here. Many others are linking up to Chosen Chaos and Mommy2cents some of their very first posts from blogging.

Mine is bad. Its my first week of posting. I made a Grasshopper cake, and then found out my husband hates mint. Awesome! I also find it hilarious that it was about Jakah climbing out of his crib, and here we are at that stage AGAIN! (I think I birthed a monkey!) I had 2 comments, one from my best friend, and then me replying back to her Ha ha! It was viewed a whole 8 times! Either way its funny to look back and see what other people have written. I hope you get a chance to check out other people's posts!

Hope you enjoy!


Saturday morning, Jakah figured out how to crawl out of his crib. Around 5 am, I heard him laughing in his room. I figured he could stay in his crib since I needed sleep (and it was saturday for goodness sake) A few minutes later hubby heard a thump. Thinking it was the dog, he also stayed in bed. Atleast that is until he heard the door opening. Our dog is smart, but not smart enough to open doors. He went out and found Jakah headed to the kitchen to get himself some milk.
Luckily he wasn't hurt getting out, but now the crib is down to the lowest setting. Which of course I cannot reach. I think I will need to build a catapult to put Jakah to bed now. Or just get him a helmet and call it good.

Since today is my day off, and I like to bake on my day off I decided to make a grasshopper fudge cake. And to make it with even more calories more delicious, I am going to add some of the Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies I was suckered talked into buying. (Damn those cute girl scouts!) Of course I had to buy the cookies since I myself used to be a girl scout. There were many weekends that we stood outside the grocery store selling cookies. Actually my best friend and I would talk my younger sister into doing it, since we were both too shy to talk to strangers.

Anyways onto the recipe! (which may or may not have been stolen and adapted from my awesomely free Betty Crocker calender)

Grasshopper Fudge Cake with Thin Mints

1 box of white cake mix
1 1/4 cups of water
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of mint extract
3 egg whites
12 dropps green food coloring
2 - 16 oz jars of hot fudge topping
1 - 8z container of cool whip (thawed)
5 drops of yellow food coloring
A few (however many you want) Andes creme de menthe thins (for the top)
Thin Mint cookies (however many you want)

Heat oven to 350. Spray bottom of 13x9" pan with baking spray

Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons of mint extract, and the 3 egg whites. reserve 1 cup of batter. Stir in 3 drops (or however many you want) of food coloring into the reserved batter. Set aside and pour the rest of the batter into the cake pan.

Drop green batter by generous spoonfuls randomly onto the batter in the pan. Swirl batters together with a metal spatula or butter knife.

Bake for 28 - 33 minutes (mine took 30 mins) or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely for atleast an hour

Carefully spread hot fudge topping evenly over the cake. Sprinkle chopped up pieces of Thin Mints over the hot fudge.

In a medium bowl, mix together the cool whip, 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract, 9 drops of green food coloring and 5 drops of yellow food coloring (or again however much you want!) until blended.

Spread cool whip mixture over fudge and cookie topping.

Garnish with Andes pieces

Eat and Enjoy!
(oh and keep it in the fridge until you have eaten the whole cake)

Hope you enjoy it!

P.S. In case you are wondering, I also cooked the boys lunch (gasp!) It was the super healthy and very difficult to make. (OK you caught me! It was top ramen and oyster crackers) Sometimes I seriously wonder how they would ever make it without me


  1. ha ha I love your first blog post!!! It's great!

    oh Jakah reminds me so much of my Holly I never had a climber until her and she climbed EVERYTHING!!!

  2. I love your first blog post too! And I'm not just sayin' that cuz I'm your BFF! Who doesn't love Top Ramen and oyster crackers too! ;)

  3. Awe Thanks :) Silly climbing children! And top ramen is yummy on certain rainy days!

  4. Yummo!!! I'm so glad you were a follower and linked up with us!

  5. I love seeing people's early posts. That stuff is often awesome and gets buried until someone does a Ghosts of Blogging Past kind of link up :P Some of my early posts were freakin' GOLD, I tell ya! LOL

    I have two escape artists. It gets better when they are so experienced that you no longer worry. But by now you've probably figured that out ;-)

  6. He is definitly experienced and we don't hear any "thuds" anymore :)
    And yes old posts are truely AMAZING pieces of writing! :)Some of my best work really!


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