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I am starting out my social work career and my marriage. I write to relieve stress...mostly by sarcastically telling life stories.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thank Goodness for Weekends!

Yes- it was a long week at work. A week that culminated in the Friday afternoon event of spraining my ankle:
How you may ask? Oh just another day in the life of a klutz. The kids were trying to get me to shoot a basketball and I finally gave in. I jumped- and when I landed my ankle gave out= sprain. It is sad really- I wasn't even playing a game of basketball. I literally shot only one basketball. This will be added to my reasons for why Meredith should never do anything athletic- ever!

At work I thought I was fine but by the time night came around I could barely walk. My ankle had swollen to the size of a baseball and I was crying in pain as my husband tried to wrap it with ice. Thankfully, after that night it feels much better. As a matter of fact, it is turning into a lovely shade of purple. Quite fashionable.

Anyway on Saturday night my family was supposed to come over to see the place. My aunt, uncle, cousin, and her kids were all coming over. I was determined to get moving- get the house clean, go to the grocery store, and make the classic cake we make on that side of the family.

All these things did take me awhile since I am kind of hobbling around but I was able to get everything done. I made our favorite Chocolate Chip Pound Cake. My mom's mom made this pound cake literally every time I saw her. It is part of our family like nothing else- well at least when you think of food. Which I always do...

Every time I eat or make this cake I remember my grandmother and it is just a classic. It is also incredibly easy so I thought I would share:

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

1 package butter flavor yellow cake mix
1 small package of chocolate jello instant pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup of chocolate chips
8 oz. carton of sour cream
1 Tablespoon of vanilla
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of oil

Mix all dry ingredients. Add all wet ingredients. Mix well. I usually add the chocolate chips last. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour.

*Side note- I may or may not add extra chocolate chips- just saying if you like chocolate try it out!

Yummy, Yummy- and guaranteed to make your purple, swollen ankle feel better. Just sayin'


  1. Wow, sorry to hear about your ankle, Meredith. But, your hosting must've been a success....by the looks of that cake. YUMMM! Thanks for the recipe...I might be able to do that!

  2. I just caught up on all of your posts, and GOSH I miss you!