Update on Nora: Nora finally got through to the doctor who gave her the epidural last week and was told she could double up on pain medicine and come back on September 15th for another procedure. Her boss, who is an orthopedic surgeon got her an appointment with another doctor for this coming Wednesday to discuss surgery. In the meantime she is staying here with us and is in quite a bit of pain. Her most comfortable position is lying on her stomach on the floor. Her dog, Paisley, has been staying with Nora's boyfriend, but has come here for a visit for a couple of days to help cheer her up. Here is a picture of Paisley:
Here's a picture of today's recipe:
A friend at work gave me this recipe for Tiramisu. I'm sure this is not an authentic Italian version, but it's pretty quick and easy to make and we find it quite tasty. You can start with a bought pound cake or bake your own.
slices of pound cake (enough to line a 9" x 13" glass dish)
3/4 cup coffee, cooled
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate syrup (Hershey's is good)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 small carton whipped topping
Toffee bits for garnish
Arrange cake slices on bottom of a 9" x 13" glass dish. (Use a fairly deep dish.) Drizzle coffee over cake.
Beat sugar, cream cheese, and chocolate until smooth. blend in whipped topping. Spread on top of cake. Chill several hours before serving. Top with toffee bits to garnish. Note: You can easily substitute low sugar, low fat products for the regular ones in this recipe.