What's on your night table?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Lunachick, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    My daughter and I love books. I usually have a stack of books on my night table and am usually reading two or three at a time. Currently I'm reading "Hunt for the Skinwalker" by Colm Kelleher & George Knapp. Kinda spooky and interesting.

    I prefer non-fiction, whereas she likes science fiction/fantasy. My bedside table I have lined up to read next: Diary of a Drug Fiend by Aliester Crowley, Alfterlife Encounters by Dianne Arcangel, her real name! And Growing Up Haunted by Alexandra Holzer.

    What's everyone reading these days?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    My night table -

    The phone, a basket filled with letters and cards from my family and friends, cell phone charger, whatnots from my kids, a couple books, lip balm, a box of kleenex.

    The books I have no idea the title LOL Soemthing the kids or my husband gave me that I am obligated to love forever and a day.

    My bookcase if filled with hundreds of books though.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2008
  3. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I have no books on my night table but I am an avid reader and read all the time.
  4. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Thomas the tank engine and a few barn theme books. ( We read to our 3 yr. old every night before bed) and he loves Thomas the tank engine!!!!
  5. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Mine has a lamp, clock, answering machine, drink coaster and Lost by Gregory Maguire. I also have 3 other books going elsewhere in the house.
  6. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Songster

    Aug 16, 2007
    Mine has a lamp, a clock radio, telephone and cell phone, coaster, my glasses (so I don't lose them), the tv remote, and a hand tooled leather box my dad made for my mom in the 40's which holds a lot of little treasures.
    The books are all on hubby's nightstand.
  7. mangled

    mangled Songster

    My cell phone & charger, my Nintendo DS & charger, a bink or two, so we don't have to search when the baby can't find his, my Bible, kleenex, and the Good Manners Princess collection of books. It's what I read to the kids last night before bed. Also, the remote, my reading glasses, and the control for my heating pad.

  8. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    Mine has a sweet horse lamp, an alarm clock, I don't use the alarm.[it has a projecter!], a remote to my tv, a picture of a memory at fair a few years ago, a pedicure set thing ma bob, and that's about it.
  9. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    A bunch of crap, two water glasses, and AM radios.
    I rebuild 30' and 40's era tube radios as a hobby, they are all over the house.
  10. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Hey Nupine,
    Like chocolate cake? I bake this for my Veggie friends, they all like it.
    I got it from a friend, that got it from a friend etc...

    Veggie Chock Cake
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Oil two 9-inch round cake pans and line bottoms with parchment paper


    1 c. whole wheat pastry flour
    1 c. unbleached white flour
    2 tsp. baking powder
    2 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. sea salt
    1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
    1/2 c. plus 2 T. Dutch process cocoa (a/k/a "unsweetened" cocoa)
    1/2 c. maple sugar (or other organic dry sugar)
    1/2 c. canola oil
    1 c. pure maple syrup
    1 c. vanilla soymilk, ricemilk, or oatmilk (not Eighth Continent brand; any other brand
    is fine)
    1 c. water
    2 tsp. balsamic or apple cider vinegar
    1 T. vanilla extract
    1/2 tsp. almond extract

    1. Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl: flours, baking powder and soda, salt, cinnamon, cocoa, and sugar. Stir with a wire whisk to mix.

    2. In a separate bowl, mix the wet ingredients with a wire whisk until foamy: oil, maple syrup, vegetable-based milk (vanilla-flavored), water, vinegar, and extracts.

    3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix gently but thoroughly until the batter is smooth. The batter will be thin. Pour the batter into pans, dividing evenly, and bake on center rack of the preheated oven for 25 to 30 min. or until the center of the cake springs back when lightly touched or a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

    4. Cool cake layers in pans on wire cooling racks for 10 min. Use a dinner knife to release cakes from sides of pans. Turn layers out of pans directly onto racks. Cool completely. Wrap layers tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate before assembling cake.

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