Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bowling Alley, Conclave, Snow.

At last I had a good day at bowling, poor Matt didn’t though. It makes a nice chaWaterloo Lanesnge. This week is March break and so we expected the parking to be bad at the bowling alley, we were right. We had lunch shortly after breakfast, no really, and got there early and found one parking spot right round the back. What happens, people go to the hotel next door and use the bowling alley parking lot, others decide to go shopping in the area and do the same thing. Short of someone standing there for ages issuing tickets, not much they can do. We have been promised that the new place will have plenty of parking. We still don’t know exactly where the new place will be. I think I did tell you before that the place was being knocked down and the building owners are going to put a high rise there instead. We were surprised that the business owners were prepared to open a new alley.

So the 115 cardinals had a final meeting debating the role of the Pope inRome this new century. I would love to be a fly on the wall for all this and for the conclave starting tomorrow. News people are there en masse waiting to see the white smoke (difficult to achieve I understand) and to hear the bells announcing that they have come to a decision. I wonder how acrimonious these conclaves become? It is all so secret I guess we will never know. One thing I think they should re-introduce is marriage for priests, a few hundred years ago, they were married, I don’t really understand why they changed it.

After two days of sunshine we had a lot of rain on Monday, not doing the snow much good so a lot of it has disappeared. However, we understand that there is more snow on the way, we really need some more.
These Brownies are classified as Healthy so I am including the nutrition information. I can’t resist Brownies, the first time I ever ate one was at a delightful little restaurant in Canterbury, Kent, England probably about 40 years ago. The restaurant was owned by a young American who had been studying at Canterbury University and had stayed on to open his restaurant. Not there any more sadly.

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Contributed by Grace ParisiFudgy Chocloate Brownies
  1. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  2. 3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  3. 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, preferably Dutch process
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 cup dark brown sugar
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  9. 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted
  10. 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan with 1/2 teaspoon of the butter. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar and the remaining butter. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Beat in the chocolate, then the applesauce. Beat in the dry ingredients on low speed until combined. Spread the batter in the prepared pan. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool, then cut into squares.
Notes One Brownie Calories 113 kcal, Protein 1.3 gm, Carbohydrate 20 gm, Cholesterol 20 mg, Total Fat 3.6 gm, Saturated Fat 2 gm

Have a great day


  1. I couldn't be a priest - I like the perks of marriage!

    1. A lot of them do too!!! Its so stupid though, at one time priests and even Popes married then they changed it. I blogged about it once, will have to look it up.

  2. I agree. Let them marry. This would solve a lot of problems. Then reward them with brownies!