Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cat Gravity

My cat  . . .  once a petite little ball of furriness  . . . . has grown in to a more  . . .  uhm  . . . . full figured Kitty. 

She'd like us to think that she's not fat just fluffy  . . .  but we know better.  That's not really fair . . .  she really isn't all that overweight.  But it seems that she has the ability to effect gravity at her whim.  

There are times when she weighs no more than a whisper of fur and the others when she climbs on me that she bears the weight of the world on her fuzzy shoulders; one minute she's laying on my hip and I can barely feel her there and then she shifts a little  . . . **BOOM**  she weighs a ton.

Another way she exerts her gravity is that if she's sitting on my lap or draped  over my shoulder it is impossible to get up or move.  By doing this, she ensures that she will not be disturbed . . . despite my level of discomfort.

I kid you not . . . it is a freakish phenomena.  Or, maybe its like a superpower  . . . mayhap Fuzzums is mild mannered kitty by day and super gravity intensifying super kitty by night . . . or sumthin'.

Frosted Zucchini Brownies

These brownies are unbelievable . . . so moist, so chocolaty, so rich, so delicious . . . and you would never know there was zucchini in them if you didn’t know there was zucchini in them!

½ Cup Vegetable Oil 
1 ½ Cups Clear Sugar
2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Shredded Zucchini
½ Cup Chopped Walnuts (Optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 Box Confectioners Sugar
1 (8 Oz) Package Cream Cheese
1/2 Stick Butter

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking dish.  

In a large bowl mix together oil, sugar and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until well blended.

Add cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.  A little at a time stir flour into the mixture.

Then fold in zucchini and walnuts. The batter will be dry and crumbly, don't worry. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.

Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until the brownies spring back when gently touched. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool.

To make the frosting -  Mix icing ingredients together and spread over cooled brownies.

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