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Monday, June 29, 2009

7 Moon/MULUC

Greetings on this 7 (Reflective), Offering or Moon/MULUC (Blessings and Offerings) Today is kin 189 - a Green Kin day - understood as days of activation of the ethereal body.

Given the many sites that offer daily Mayan Calendar galactic tones and signs, I am still considering what information I can offer that will be the most beneficial. My own favorite (and reliable) resource for daily information is the daily calendar on Mayan Majix - http://www.mayanmajix.com/TZOLKIN/DT/DT.html

What is our purpose - and how can we benefit from the consciousness of energies of each passing day? Is the evolution of the ages, the point at which our collective consciousness reaches a threshold of remembering that impacts the sum of consciousness on our planet?

The law of physics demonstrates that matter can be influenced by thought. I have found several interesting resources for information on this. Search 'noosphere' and 'law of one' via Google and you will find a wealth of resources that explore this theory.

Can we make the world a better place, just by loving it? What if our goal for each day was to just love it - whatever happens, whatever it is.

That is my "offering" on the day of MULUC. Related to the moon, MULUC is definitely related to our emotions. We may have strong "feelings" about our experiences on MULUC days. Whether pleasant or unpleasant, the greatest gift I feel I have to "offer" is my own appreciation for the whole of experiences of life.

in lak'ech
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Love in a Recipe - Mom's Chocolate Sheet Cake

One of the things I love about my Mom, is that everyone who enters the door is offered something wonderful from her kitchen - this is my favorite thing. This is seriously one of the best recipes in my entire collection - the fastest and BEST chocolate cake you will ever lay hands on. You just can't screw this up!

Mom's Chocolate Sheet Cake

The Cake...
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
1 Stick Butter
5 Tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Cup Water
1 Teaspoon Soda
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Oil

First - preheat the oven to 400 degrees (that is not a typo).
Get a big sauce pan, you are going to mix the batter in there. Melt the butter with the oil, water, and cocoa and bring to a boil. Take off the stove immediately, and add all the dry ingredients, EXCEPT THE SODA. Dissolve the soda in the 1/2 Cup of Buttermilk, then add this, the eggs, and vanilla and mix till smooth. Pour batter into a sheet cake pan - those big pans that are a little deeper than a cookie sheet. (I line mine with parchment paper, or grease and dust it with flour.) Bake for 20 minutes ONLY, or until it springs back.

The frosting...
You are going to use the same saucepan, so rinse and start over for the frosting. This doesn't take long, and you pour it over the cake while it is still hot - only 5 minutes out of the oven... so I usually start this about 5 minutes BEFORE the cake is done.

1 Stick Butter
5 Tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
1/3 Cup Buttermilk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Box (2 1/2 Cups) Powdered Sugar
1/2 Cup chopped pecans (optional)

Melt the butter with the cocoa til well dissolved. Add the buttermilk and vanilla - mix. Add the powdered sugar and keep this on a low burner... just to keep it from setting while you are mixing. By now, your cake should be out of the oven - add the nuts if you want them in the frosting - then pour this over the cake. (The frosting sets up like a homemade MMMMM fudge and holds all the moisture in the cake... will stay moist for days like that.)

OMG - Never baked this for ANYONE that they didn't go ape over it. You can leave out the cinnamon, though just a tad is unrecognizable - just "something" good people can't quite put their finger on. TRY IT.

I'm packing boxes for my move, and just couldn't bear the thought of not being able to find this recipe that I love so much. Hope you enjoy it. AND THANK YOU MOM!