I've learned many new things over the past few days. I learned how to draw 'Auraknot' the new Zentangle pattern and theme of this week's Diva Challenge...
Auraknot is the star in the middle of the design. I like how it looks woven.
I also learned how to make Butterfinger cake. I made it for friends and it received two thumbs up.
(Photo by the great wonderful, FANTASTIC, couldn't get any better, friend Joseph "The Great" Tremain. Description of photo written by the same.)
Butter Finger Cake
Bake a yellow cake (mix or from scratch in a 9x13 pan).
When it comes out of the oven, poke holes in it with a straw or a fork.
Mix a can of sweetened condensed milk and a jar of Smucker's Caramel Ice Cream Topping together.
Pour all over the top (and in the holes) of the still warm cake.
Once it's cool, sprinkle two crushed Butter Fingers candy bars over the top.
Cover all of that with a container of Cool Whip
Sprinkle two more crushed Butterfingers on top of that.
(If you freeze the candy bars, you can smash them in their wrapper and then sprinkle them).
I also learned a fast-paced, wildly flamboyant version of the hokey pokey last night when I stepped out onto the patio and a thirteen lined ground squirrel ran up my pant leg. He only got at far as my knee before my frenetic gyrations dislodged him. Thank goodness there is no photographic evidence...that I know about anyway, but you can bet I'm keeping a close eye on my neighbor's You Tube account just in case. Here is a picture of a relative of the culprit so you can imagine why I was so ...uh... enthusiastic.
Normally, I'd be chasing him around the lawn, trying to scoop him up and smooch him, but he kind of surprised me, making a mad dash for my lady parts and all, so he was out of my pant leg and had scurried away (did I hear him snickering a little squirrely snicker?) to tell his little friends of his adventure before I had a chance to think about it, grab and snuggle him. Next time, Mr. Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel...next time.
What did you learn this week?