May 5, 2012
Still not sewing?
Still not sewing?? Then more cleaning but toss in cooking two meals instead of the usual one and some baking to boot, LOL. DJ had neglected to pick up some of his awful store bought oatmeal cookies---he has one or two after lunch and after dinner. I offered to make some "not a bday" cupcakes that he should have gotten when it WAS his birthday.
I used the Chocolate Nutella Cupcake recipe from 52 Kitchen Adventures blog, scratch baked since I didn't have any cake mixes on hand. That's okay though I like to scratch bake. I had time to play in the kitchen---not sewing, after all. The cake part is good, moist, dark chocolate taste but they sunk a bit in the middle. Not at first but it may have been when I switched the pans around and took the larger pan out to test. Also I noticed that the temperature dial had moved from where I had set it too far into the baking. I decided that I do NOT like messing with those paper liners. They do not fit the holes in the pan, fan out and then you can't get the batter into them without them folding or dumping.
I let DJ test the missing cake as it had stuck to the pan when I removed it to the rack to cool before I frosted them. He liked the cake but said it needed frosting---which I had made up so I glopped a bit on his uneaten portion, LOL. The frosting is wonderful --- chocolate, nutella-- how bad could that be?? Other than the obvious fat levels, I mean. I wanted to play with the piping tip of the Wilton Decorator thing I had recently bought but obviously could use more practice. DJ spotted me and told me if I got good then he had some caulking I could do on our siding. Nope, that's your job, Honey but thanks for the vote of confidence! Most of these are going in the freezer. I'll pick up his cardboard cookies tomorrow when I go to get groceries.
And a little detective work on my part: my sister Janet scanned most of the family slides and made us discs of the images. If the number assigned to the slide used the information Dad gave it originally, it may have been for Dad's graduation from Northern Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL back in 1959. ( OR it could have been his April birthday.) A subsequent shot shows my grandparents with several aunts and a uncle gathered around the table having punch and cake---yellow cake with white frosting. The following images show the church in rural Wisconsin that was my dad's first pastorate and where he was ordained the following year. Memories!
So today----more binding ahead on the 76 Bowties QOV. I can turn it in Saturday since the quilt guild will be meeting. Some weeks I just barely leave the house but will not be the case this coming week with a board meeting in Pell City tomorrow, Belles on Tuesday and back over to Pell City for the guild meeting Saturday. Today is the Golden Springs Quilt and Car Show and I'll run out this afternoon since I will need to bring my entries home as well.
There you have it for today's installment-------