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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Beam me up Scottie!

Brandons parents stopped in to see us on their way back to Oregon from their African Safari trip. It was really good to see them again. Just adds that excitement to the boring world of daily life, you know? Thankfully for me I was able to entertain since I don't have exams to study for and I did my homework at school. Knew that would pay off eventually ;-). Not so lucky for Brandon. His studying never ceases, poor guy. Though saturday he took us to see the planes he flies. They are adorable!!!!!

Like father like son. They make a good duo!
Here's mom climbing aboard
Some instrument thingies on what-you-ma-call-it panels.
A view of some of the planes that are tied down for the weekend.
A helicopter for transporting people and equipment. I may be wrong but I believe it can lift a hummer.
The front view of the transport helicopter. Massive thing!
Here's one for transportation of people only.
My attempt at being a "professional" photographer. Okay, you can laugh.
Thought I would surprise Brandon Saturday morning with a chocolate marble loaf. I tried not to be loud but that didn't work. I'm SO noisy in the kitchen.

I made this healthier also, and boy I'm glad I did cause it tastes good.
2 1/2 C flour
2 ts baking powder
1/4 ts salt
3/4 C sugar
1/2 C vege oil
4 squares bakers chocolate
1/2 C soymilk
1/4 C plain yoghurt
1/2 C eggbeaters
1 ts pure vanilla
Melt the chocolate squares with 1/4 C of the soymilk, stirring. When melted, set aside.
Mix together flour, salt, baking powder.
Mix together 1/4 C soymilk and the yogurt.
In mixer, cream oil and sugar. Then add flour mixture and yogurt mixture alternating, starting and ending with flour. When combined, add vanilla.
Pour into greased loaf pan and bake 325 degrees F for 55 minutes to an hour.


Christina said...

That must have been so much fun! I'm glad you all had a great time together.

But I get the gist of the picture -- it looks lovely and it's nicely marbled! I like that you used chocolate and not cocoa, not that there's anything wrong with cocoa, I just like the taste of melted chocolate in baked goods.

Munted kowhai said...

ooo look at all those helicopters
is the one with two fans called a chinook?
i made a pear ginger cheesecake last night, we're eating it tomorrow allowing it to set better!
i'll have to take some pics

coco said...

The pattern of your marbled loaf looks really pretty :)