After a Horrid week, Sunday begins with a Beautiful Day Up Dutch Harbor Way.
For Valentine's Day the Island Has given us a treat,
For even the Mountains are tinted with Pink!
It's a Huge Brunch Today,
Meats on Display,
And Seafood taking Center Stage!
Why Junior Even Made a Heart Shaped Biscuit!
For those eating light the Salads are a delight.......
Or How about some nice Brie?
The Smoothie station is just the start....
Of a Dessert selection that Would Break a Diabetics Heart.
And Eddie are all Happy,
But Junior today for some reason was hiding.
So Into the Photo vaults to get some shots,
To Satisfy those who want Junior Pictures!
A Perfect Day for Valentines Brunch,
The Sun Streaming in,
And Picking Certain Buildings out.
Like the Museum of the Aleutians, Shining and Gold.....
And Were CB spent last night out of the cold.
Warming up with Hot Chocolate....
And Chocolate treats Galore!
All the treats are donated for this feast....
By the Wonderful people on this Aleutian Island.
And You thought The Brunch was Sugar Overload!
Silly You!! You should Know we never Skimp on food Here!!
And Here is CB's Contribution of the Night,
Black Magic Cupcakes, with Fluffy Bakershop Icing!
The Recipie is my Mum's and after some Consideration I have decided to share it with you all,
Thank My Mum, It's the Greatest!!
BLACK MAGIC CAKE
2 cups all purpose flour 2 eggs
2 cups sugar 1 cup black coffee
3/4 cup cocoa 1 cup milk
2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 cup salad oil
1 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350*. Put all dry ingredients together into large bowl.
Add eggs and liquids. Stir until batter is smooth. (Batter will be VERY thin. Dont Worry, it bakes up great! )
Pour into well greased 9 x 13 in . pan. .
Bake 35 minutes or until done. Cool in pan before frosting
Can also be baked in two 8 in. round pans or Cupcakes.
FLUFFY BAKERSHOP ICING
1 1/2 CUPS MILK 1/2 CUP OLEO
2 TBLS. CORNSTARCH 1 CUP GRANULATED SUGAR
1/2 CUP CRISCO 1 TSP. VANILLA
1 TSP. ALMOND EXTRACT ( NOT NEEDED)
(I Subsitute 1 TSP of Coconut Extract instead of the Almond and I use Bakers Granulated Sugar so I do not have to Cream it as Long)
1. MIX MILK WITH CORNSTARCH. COOK UNTIL THICK, STIRRING CONSTANTLY. SET ASIDE TO COOL
2. CREAM CRISCO, OLEO AND SUGAR. BEAT WITH ELECTRIC MIXER FOR 10 FULL MINUTES.
3. COMBINE SECOND MIXTURE WITH THE FIRST. add VANILLA, BEAT BOTH TOGETHER UNTIL CREAMY, ADD ALMOND FOR EXTRA FLAVOR. IT WILL LOOK LIKE WHIPPED CREAM. PUT ON COOLED CAKE.
The Star beind this whole Operation,
Zoya, who keept teasing us with False stops and Speeches!!
It seemed half the town showed up last night,
Chris there in Red made several of the treats,
While plenty of others like AK Ship were just there to eat!
City officials like Chris there in Back and Zac in Black,
Joined Dick Peck and Bailey (Zoya's Right Hand and phototaker)
And a Special Treat For Roger's Mum!!
Of Course they had to pose for the Blog!
AK Steve and Goldfish!!
Pattykins and Dave!
Darryl and Shelia!
With Misha, ALENA! and an Un-Named Supermodel!
A Grand Time was had by all, and we all left stuffed.
Happy Valentine's Day to All,
Now Go Eat Some Chocolate, You know you need too!!