Sweet Dreams are Made of These

I have had daily vivid, bizarre dreams my whole life.  I wish I could remember more of them, but they usually dissipate like smoke moments after I wake up.  There are some that hang around, though.  Here are a few that stand out:

I have had a recurring dream for years about my grandma’s house.  In these dreams, the house starts out looking like the one she lived in when I was a child.  The dream house, however, has a series of secret passages and rooms that go on seemingly forever.

Once, when I was young, I dreamed that my family and I were all different kinds of acne.  Some were whiteheads.  Some were blackheads.  Some were clusters of pimples.  We could change sizes and stick ourselves to the faces of people we didn’t like.

When I was on Chantix, I dreamed that my dog had committed some sort of wrong, and Queen Elizabeth was to choose his punishment.  She decided to put him in a rocket and blast him off into space to starve to death.

Most disturbing have been the series of baby dreams.  Often times, I am given an extremely small baby to take care of, and I misplace them or drop them or step on them.  Once, when our friend Desiree had a baby, she came by to see us.  She asked me if I wanted to feed her son, and I said yes.  The Hubs got all hurt and said to me accusingly “you never feed our baby!”  And I, honestly taken aback, said “we have a baby??”  He pointed, and there in the corner of our living room was a little girl in a high chair, covered in spider webs, and looking all sad from the neglect….

A lot of times, I’m looking for someone.  Chasing them.  Often times across a vast college campus.  Once through a series of connected rooms that were Olympic sized swimming pools with balconies on two opposite walls in each room.  You could only go from room to room by jumping off one balcony, swimming the length of the pool, climb back up to the next balcony, and do the same in the next room, and the next, and the next.

Feel free to offer interpretations.  😉  Do you ever remember your dreams?

Song of the Day

Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics.  What else would I pick for this topic?

Recipe of the Day

Pina Colada Poke Cake via http://www.kitchenmeetsgirl.com.  Nobody needs to eat this cake.  It is as far from healthy as you can get, but it is dreamy.  Until your eye starts twitching from all of the sugar…..

Ingredients:

For the Cake:
  • 1 box butter cake mix, plus ingredients to make cake
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 15-ounce can cream of coconut (NOT coconut milk)
  • 1 15.25-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained and juice reserved
For the Topping:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (sweeten to your preference)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • shredded coconut and maraschino cherries, to garnish if desired

Directions:

  1. Prepare and bake cake in a 9×13 pan according to package directions. While your cake is baking, mix together the reserved pineapple juice, sweetened condensed milk and cream of coconut until smooth.
  2. Immediately after removing your cake from the oven, use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the top of the cake. Pour the milk mixture over the top of the warm cake, making sure to get it down into the holes. The cake will appear very saturated, but that’s okay. Evenly spread the reserved crushed pineapple all over the top. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. To make the topping:
  4. Beat cream vigorously by hand with a whisk or using the whisk attachment of a stand mixer. When the cream starts to thicken, add in the powdered sugar and coconut extract. Continue beating until soft peaks form. You may also use Cool Whip if you wish. Garnish cake with shredded coconut and maraschino cherries.
  5. Keep cake covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Prepare and bake cake in a 9×13 pan according to package directions. While your cake is baking, mix together the reserved pineapple juice, sweetened condensed milk and cream of coconut until smooth.
Immediately after removing your cake from the oven, use the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the top of the cake. Pour the milk mixture over the top of the warm cake, making sure to get it down into the holes. The cake will appear very saturated, but that’s okay. Evenly spread the reserved crushed pineapple all over the top. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
To make the topping:
Beat cream vigorously by hand with a whisk or using the whisk attachment of a stand mixer. When the cream starts to thicken, add in the powdered sugar and coconut extract. Continue beating until soft peaks form. You may also use Cool Whip if you wish. Garnish cake with shredded coconut and maraschino cherries.
Keep cake covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Book of the Day

Image result for night circus

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.  This is the mesmerizing story of a mysterious circus that appears without warning or advertising.  Le Cirque des Reves….The Circus of Dreams.  I highly recommend this book.  It belongs on every must-read list.

 

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