Friday, September 4, 2009

Foodie Friday — My Fabulous Sister

My sister and I share a home here in Florida. We have both raised our children, mine are in their thirties, hers are in their twenties. There is a ten year span between her oldest and my youngest, I lived in California and she was already here in Florida, so we didn't really raise our kids together. Sis and I love each other dearly, but we really don't have much in common. We are polar opposites, in fact.

We do, however, both work at home. Sis does medical billing and I am a graphic designer. Once a week, Sis has to go into her company's office and I can always tell it was a good day when I walk into the kitchen and see something like this on the counter:

You see we do have something in common, we both LOVE chocolate!

This luscious little bite is the Chocolate Mousse Mouse from Frida's Cafe. We don't have many good bakeries in our area, but Frida's always comes through with something scrumptious and this little delight is one of them.

Needless to say, we hastened to make and eat dinner so that we could get to dessert. I have one thing to say, I love these meeses to pieces!

Here are some of the others fabulous finds at Frida's:

A couple of weeks ago, on Foodie Friday, I posted about my obsession with magazines and how I am in the process of weeding out old copies and articles I've saved for far too long. This was another post many of you related to and I want to let you know that I am progressing nicely.

While going through the notebook of desserts, I came across this old ad I had carefully cutout and saved for close to twenty years. It is slated for the recycling bin now, but I wanted to share this special recipe with you today. This still brings a smile to my face every time I see it:

Simple and direct. I believe I've had dreams about this recipe on numerous occasions. So as this post draws to a close, I want to remind all of you of what is now an old adage — Life's short, eat dessert first!

I also want to thank all of you who read my Outdoor Wednesday post — Vintage Beach 1960s, it was so much fun reading your comments and your emails. I had so much fun writing about the era I grew up in and it was equally fun to see you all enjoyed it and the memories it brought back. Thanks!

Now, don't forget to visit Michael at Designs By Gollum for more Foodie Friday Links! Plus, you don't want to miss her new Fall header, it is beautiful!

17 Thoughtful Comments:

Anonymous said...

I was sucked in by the title of this post and then stayed to drool over the pictures. (And of course read your awesome writing) I would just skip dinner if these were in my house and just eat all the goodies. Great post today! Thanks for making me hungry for sweets before 9am!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Wow, looks delicious and rich! I have a sis too with who I have never had really anything in common until just recently. We connected when I visited Switzerland in May, so now we email each other regularly (not only on our birthdays).

Have a great weekend, Rhonda!! It's warm and sunny here..., and I'm happy about that!

CrazyCris said...


If you're such a chocolate fan I'll have to be sure to find a way to make some nice chocolatey pictures for you while I'm here in Belgium... chocolate capital of the world! ;o)

Lillian Robinson said...

Gotta run to the grocery... not enough whipped cream.

Indrani said...

OMG! Such yumm shots!
I too prefer to eat the deserts first.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rhonda! I really like the shortcake recipe, lol! Whenever I get some of the ready-made whipping cream stuff, I don't even bother with dishes, I just spray it into my mouth and enjoy, lol! Those pasties and chocolates look delish!

honeysuckle said...

My sisters and I are the same way but last year I got us all together for a Sisters Week. We all had so much fun that we are doing it again at the end of this month. Your chocolate dessert reminds me of one a cafe here called Porcupine makes. They do the same only they stick almond on their ends all over the ice cream then add chocolate and refrigerate. It looks like a porcupine when it is served. Thanks for sharing. have a great Labor Day!

Anonymous said...

Oh yum yum yum. Those treats looks so mouth watering. I had a big old homemade apple fritter yesterday and thought I was in heaven. I didn't realize you lived with your sister. You are so lucky. I have no siblings, but I always wished for a sister. I hope you have a happy weekend my friend!


Mary Bergfeld said...

You have a runaway sense of humor :-). I don't know where you found that, but it should become a classic. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Magdalena said...

Hi Rhonda ( I usually call you Shellbelle, its so cute!!),
anyway just wanted to say that your chocolate cake is beyond adorable and it looks so delicious. You and your sister are so lucky to have each other. Your post is so sweet, I really enjoyed it.
have a wonderful weekend

Unknown said...

When my parents lived in St.Pete (while my mother was still alive and before we moved my dad over here with us)they always raved about Frida's.Damn good stuff,I must say!

Unknown said...

just wanna add- Reddi-Whip is soooo much better sprayed directly into your mouth......

Unknown said...

Now that is a shortcake to die for. I could just dive into that snowy white mountain of yumminess. Thanks for sharing. Oh and the Mouse Mousse.. delightful.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I laughed out loud over the "favorite recipe" -- too cute. Love your yummy mouse too -- now that's the best kind to have in your kitchen!

jeanne said...

Hi Rhonda, I enjoyed your text about your sister relationship. I have four sisters and we are very close. In fact my post is about my sister today as well.

I love the Eat dessert first adage. My viewpoint exactly. Your little chocolate mouse looks delicious, but I adore the favorite dessert more. It is my new favorite dessert. LOL.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Martha said...

What a yummy entry! Thanks for the Foodie Friday reminder too. Love the shortcake recipe, LOL! :-)

Have a great weekend!


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