This week I finished two of the books I’ve been reading. First I finished reading “The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks and then I finished reading “Come To The Table” by Neta Jackson. “The Best of Me” was not one of my favorite Nicholas Sparks books. In fact it would probably be close to the very bottom of the list. I figured out how it was going to end before it was even over. I would have hoped for a better ending but you never know what you are going to get with a Nicholas Sparks book. While reading this book I saw a lot similarities between this book and some of his other books. “Come To The Table” was like being back with family. I have loved the women of Yada Yada since the first book. I have read all the Yada Yada books, The House of Hope Books, and now the two Souled Out Sisters Books. I wish there was a book three out already because I so wanted to be able to pick up where this book left off. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Yesterday for the sweats cook-off I made my Chocolate Strawberry Poke Cake. I did not win but I had a lot of people tell me they really liked it.
Here is how I made it…
1) Took a triple chocolate cake mix and made and cooked as it said on the box.
2) Let cake cool
3) Once the cake is cool, take two small boxes of white chocolate pudding and whisk with 4 cups of milk.
4) Poke holes in the cooled cake, and pour the pudding mixture over the cake.
5) Put the cake in the fridge over night.
6) For the icing: mix 1 container of cool whip and 3/4 a can of strawberry pie filling together and spread over cake.
Yesterday Matt Kenseth swept through Kansas like a tornado. He won for the second time this season. Kasey Kahne finished second and Jimmie Johnson finished third. Johnson still sits atop the points standings while Kahne has slid into second. Dale Jr is fifth in points. Jr has still not bounced back from the off weekend. Brian Vickers raced again for the injured Denny Hamlin. It is still up in the air if Hamlin or Vickers/Martin will be in the car this weekend in Richmond. We will have to wait to see what his doctor, says.
This week I’m still reading “Come To The Table” by Neta Jackson but I am also reading “The Best of Me” by Nicholas Sparks. It is not uncommon for me to be reading two books at once. I’m not sure about “The Best of Me” yet. So far my feelings on it is it is not the greatest book of his. I see a lot of his others works in this book. Maybe that is why he took a year off in between this book and his new book coming out later this year. More next week on what I thought. Hopefully by next week I will be done with “Come To The Table” as well. I am loving this book but most of the time I fall asleep trying to read. More to come later…
Sorry I thought this was posted on Friday Night but I found it in my drafts today.
This week I have done no cooking but next week I will be. Next week is National Lab Week and since I work in a medical lab we are celebrating Lab Week. And since I am on the planning committee and I know already what we have in store for next week. One of the things we are doing is a baking contest. So I will have to bake something for that, I just haven’t quite figured out what it will be yet. I will keep you posted on what I finally decide on, how it turned out, and how I did in the contest.
This past weekend was a Saturday night race instead of a Sunday afternoon race, and they were in Texas. Kyle Busch won the race getting the Stetson. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had another rough race, the off weekend has not been to good to him. Jimmie Johnson finished in the top ten so he still holds on to the points lead. Danica had another rough week as well. For the most part Texas was a typical race not too much drama. Brian Vickers filled in for the still out Denny Hamlin. Vickers actually had a good race. Well next weeks race in fast approaching and we will have to see what happens next.
This week I finished Nicholas Sparks’s “Safe Haven”. Wow! Is the only thing I can say about this book. It is like none of his other books. I knew what it was about a little bit because I did see the movie. I knew it would be different then the movie though too because books and movies are never the same. This book really hits on a subject that not many people want to talk about, domestic abuse. I know it happens but this book gives the readers I really good look at it, in some ways it was a real eye opener.