Monday, November 05, 2007

None of the baking I planned on doing happened. No bread, no scones, and no biscuits. No pumpkin butter either. I did make a flourless chocolate cake Saturday. It was supposed to be my mom's birthday cake, but our plan to meet at my sister's dorm on Sunday didn't work out because my mom had to work. I had to increase everything because my pan is significantly larger than what the recipes calls for. I intended to leave some of the cake with my mom and sis so now I have a lot of cake. It's really good though! I had a sliver last night and I sneezed about 10 times while eating it. Josh and I each intend to take some in to work so we don't have to eat it all by ourselves. It's essentially chocolate, butter and eggs, so the cake is really rich.

It looks like I will be making the cake for my uncle's 50th birthday celebration. We are doing a family party at Thanksgiving, so I get to make a cake along with the stuffing and green bean casserole I am providing. It looks like I will have to take a whole day off work to cook!

I was in the mood for some Thanksgiving-style food yesterday but Josh wanted meatloaf. I have only had meatloaf one other time and I had never made it. We made a turkey (turkey is Thanksgiving-style) based meatloaf along with mashed potatoes and some previously frozen corn. I thought it turned out pretty well, and Josh said it tasted like meatloaf. It was a light recipe so it wasn't a saucy as I would have liked, but it also wasn't greasy like the last meatloaf I had. I appreciated that.

I needed a break from my current knitting projects so I started a pair of Fetching. They are from the same ball of yarn as my first pair. I think I may make this hat with of the rest of the yarn. I purchsed two skeins initially in case I screwed things up royally. I did go to Crazy Girl to look at yarn for a My So-Called Scarf, but they didn't have any yarn that seemed quite right. There was some nice hand-painted and also some Noro that would work, but I would need almost $30 of yarn for either of them and my goal is to keep it around $20. I may end up going with the yarn the pattern was originally written for.

Sorry for the lack of pictures. I am sure you are already bored with my ramblings.


Cookie baker Lynn said...

I always use ground turkey for my meatloaf. It's much less greasy.

I'm waiting for your gun cozies (a la Emerson).

~*~Knitting Up A Storm~*~ said...

ha ha ha-- On T-Day, "we are going to have some good 'ol carved turkey & some MEATLOAF!" lol. Hey, whatever floats his boat, I guess. Maybe he should be in charge of the meatloaf than. ;)

Anonymous said...

I have been thinking about doing some baking, now that I figured out how the oven works in my house :)

Meatloaf sounds awfully good at the moment!