Monday, June 09, 2008

Across the prairie

It is an 8 hour trip and carves an "S" right through the middle of Wyoming. The entire state is lush with bright green grass, purple and yellow flowers, and the ever-presant sage. All of the normally dry gullies have running water, the rivers are full and Glendo Reservoir is higher than we have ever seen it; the trees are flooded. The antelope play in belly-deep grass.

On the way home we stopped at a new restaurant in Casper. Actually, it is an old restaurant, Sandford's Bar and Grill, with a new location. So Sad! They open tomorrow, bummer.
The weekend was fabulous; family, food, and fun. We celebrated a birthday, BBQed ribs and brisket, watched our kids play an indoor soccor game, played in the park with grandsons, had a massage, worshiped with Discovery church, went out for sushi, flew a kite, and played Scrabble.
My back responded to the car ride and I have a chiropractor appointment tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Face of Stone

We have some interesting rock formations near us. The top of this cliff juts out in such a way that it looks like the profile of Abraham Lincoln. I am sure the rock was around long before anyone knew who he was, I wonder who it looked like then. Can you see him?

Move up closer.

Right in the center of the photo.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I am stumped

I had a link to a story in my previous blog. When I click on "story" I get an error message. I have been trying to fix this. When I edit that post, I highlight "story" and click the link button. I had coppied the URL for the site I wanted, inserted it appropriately and published the post. When I go to my blog and click on "story" the URL I want to go to is added to my Blogger URL already in my window and that gives me a faulty address. So instead of this:
I get this:
Anyone have this problem?...........Jason,...................CJ

Monday, June 02, 2008

A New Favorite

A blogger I was reading mentioned having Frozen Hot Chocolate when they visited New York City. I was hooked and had to find out more, isn't that what Google is all about.
It was easy to find and came with a story. We tried it, and it is wonderful, we whipped up a batch for friends and family, and they agree. Now it is time to share it with you. Give it a try and tell me what chocolate you used.
Now, people are suggesting other additions; coffee, strawberries, raspberry flavoring.
Ahhhh summer is just beginning, I can try them all.

Frozen Hot Chocolate
6 half-ounce pieces of a variety of your favorite chocolates (We tried it with Hersheys milk chocolate)
2 teaspoons storebought hot chocolate mix
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (Splenda works, or it doesn't need to be sweetened at all)
1 1/2 cups milk
3 cups ice
Whipped cream (didn't put the garnish on it and it seemed to be fantastic anyway)
Chocolate shavings

Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place it in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring occasionally until melted.
Add the cocoa and sugar, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Remove from heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of the milk and stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.
In a blender place the remaining cup of milk, the room temperature chocolate mixture, and the ice.
Blend on high speed until smooth and the consistency of a frozen daiquiri (or a Smoothie). Pour into a giant goblet and top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Enjoy with a spoon or a straw. . . .or both!