Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

86 deg would be frustrating on the 16th of October! It was 60 here and felt warm. We're off to buy pumpkins this weekend too. I hope it will make for some fun for your family and that you can find some respite and rest on your weekend!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks, Omaha. We're finally getting some fall weather today--maybe Mother Nature read my lament.


mouse's picture mouse

In the week I've been in Toronto, it has appreciably become fall. I'm now wondering what I'll find when I head back home. We don't have a lot of red autumn trees where we are, so I've been enjoying that most of all here.


beck's picture beck

It's funny to read this, because there's so much that's jealousy inducing for me in YOUR life - the awesome outings to INTERESTING PLACES! the absence of mounds of car-accident causing snow in mid-winter! the vanilla cake with chocolate chips!
While I, stuck here in a life that might look idyllic from afar, have no cake and nowhere to go. Poor, poor me.


beck's picture beck

(Not funny haha, I feel compelled to add. Funny as in it made me THINK. But you knew I meant that, right?)


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Maybe we need to trade existences for a bit beck--you and yours move here for a week, I'll bring my family to your place and we'll revel in the snow, raid your fridge, drink lots of milk from bags, and have a GREAT time!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Welcome back, mouse!


huddtoo's picture huddtoo

Cake looks good, how cool that it came out so well for you. That's always a good thing.

You may very well want the same results in the future since it came out well, but a tip for you....if you toss the chips in a little flour, they shouldn't all sink to the bottom. (Notice I said *shouldn't*... you never know, it may not work, it's supposed to tho. Hey, gotta have a disclaimer..hehe)

I have on my life's wish list to visit New England, any state will do, but Maine would be cool. They must have great places to eat right on the coast.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Thanks for the tip, Fran! I actually liked them at the bottom, but maybe next time I'll try the flour and see what happens.


Mary-LUE's picture Mary-LUE

We are in a similar weather position here in So Cal, although it is all I've ever really known. I'm hoping for a cool off this weekend!

The cake looks yummy. Last weekend we finally made the chocolate chip crock pot cake. It was yummy and Marley was thrilled. She loves to bake in the crock pot.

Tonight, I am out of my head and decided to make fondant icing. Really, what am I thinking? I'm not good at the things that require delicacy and precision and non-messiness!

Still, so far, so good. We have green, blue, pink, and purple and if all goes well, I will roll some out and cover two small cakes!!! I'll be taking pictures to share on the blog, I am sure.

I hope you have a delightful, RESTFUL, weekend!