Friday, April 15, 2011

The Hog Log

In our teenage and early twenty-something years, we used to have Redskins' parties and watch the game. (I much rathered eating and socializing than watching the game. In trouble now!) Sometimes, mom would make a chocolate refrigerator cake, which we lovingly named The Hog Log, in honor of the Redskins' offensive line, the Hogs.






I haven't made this thing in years! And it's so easy and tastes like a big ol' Oreo cake, but not as sweet. I found some chocolate-mint wafers and stacked them as the first two layers before the darker chocolate ones. Yum.

Voila. I've been promising the teenager's GF that I was going to make one. Promises, promises. But finally, one is chilling in the fridge waiting for their arrival tomorrow sometime. Yay. We have a Cherry Blossom Festival to go to.  Another pang in my heart for that, also. Of course, the Cherry Blossom Parade in DC is one of the highlights of the year. (I've never, ever been to one, as it's also the busiest day for the family photography business at the Capitol building--I always had to work!!) I can't wait to see what little ol' Nashvul has in store for us. Hope to get lots of pics tomorrow!





Speaking of tomorrow, the kid (sniffle) is going to his Junior Prom. Sniffle. He has his tux, sniffle, and I'm going to make his boutonniere out of Lily of the Valley from our garden. They remind me of mom and her sister, Mary. Sniffle. Will take pictures of how that turns out! Never made one before, but how difficult can it be? Truly. Sniffle.








6 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That cake looks promising! Oh, I love Lilies of the Valley.

Cheers,

Rosa

Snap said...

yummmmo! looks like a busy, exciting time around your home!

Lena said...

Oh my goodness, I was just reading about button-hole flowers in a vintage gardening book, and wrote a post to publish this weekend, about them. Isn't it funny how these things happen?

That cake sounds and looks really good.

I love Lily of the Valley. It's one of my favorite flowers.

Pearl said...

Oh my goodness I wish I was there to have a taste.
Hope your son has a wonderful time at his prom. Lily of the Valley boutonniere is sure to be beautiful.
Sending you big hugs,

the fan said...

Hi Rosemary: That cake just looks delish! I thought about you a few minutes ago - my son phoned just as he was leaving the Courthouse in Marietta - going on and on about the glorious sunshine, flowers, etc! I understand your happiness as 'the teenager' will be coming home! My 'kid' will fly home from Atlanta this afternoon! Yay for us - ain't Easter/Passover grand??Love from chilly Canada, your friend, Marygrace

Jeanie said...

Be still my beating heart -- that looks amazing! PLUS you have lilies of the Valley -- another month or so for us.

Have a love Easter. My verification word is Easter and you can cater mine any day!

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