Sorry for the late post! Sadly, it sometimes takes me close to an hour to get a post up, and by the time we got home last night I just did not have it in me.
Every Tuesday and Friday I have class at 8, and every Tuesday and Friday I tell myself that I will prepare a healthy breakfast at home. Yet look what always happens.
Damn you, Green Spot and your delicious breakfast tacos! At least it was just egg and potato- and I got a sliced apple in there, too. I actually don’t feel that bad about the whole thing because I love this store and really want it to stay in business. A convenience store with healthy snacks is hard to come by. And their coffee is good, too…
In pastry class yesterday we made cherry strudel (from Monday’s blitz puff pastry), almond lace cookies, chantilly cream (fancy-talk for vanilla whipped cream) and sabayon sauce. We also played with yesterday’s red wine poached pears.
The finished strudel:
And a few of our group’s final plate presentations:
By the way, one of my group members, Megan, has the cutest baking blog: La Belle Patisserie. You can see more (much prettier) photos of the desserts we prepare in class, as well as other yummy desserts she’s created on her own.
I’ve been trying not to spend money on lunches, but yesterday I caved and stopped by Subway on the way home for a veggie delight salad. Why are the salads more expensive than the sandwiches? Iceberg lettuce is CHEAP, and it’s not like you get substantially more vegetables on the salad. Just wondering. Anyway, here’s the salad- topped with Annie’s Woodstock Dressing (which my mom is now hooked on, too):
Tonight I have my first book club meeting. We read Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult, which is not one I would normally read (just because the plot sounded so SAD) but was actually pretty good. See, that’s what book clubs are for, right? Getting you out of your comfort zone.
I’m bringing two desserts, both from Bakerella, and put together the first one last night: Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies. I’m going to call them whoopie pies, though. I love whoopie pies.
The recipe is easy, easy. The color of the dough was a little unnerving. It felt like I was making tomato paste cookies:
But they turned out great! The center is cream cheese frosting.
For dinner last night we met my parents, Jill, her boyfriend and her parents at Allgood Cafe for Two-fer-Tuesdays again. I had the Herb Roasted Chicken:
Not bad, but the pork chop was much better. Brian had the Chicken-Fried Steak and I stole a bite. That’s one of those dishes that I pretty much never order but would totally eat off of someone else’s plate. Also in that category: french fries, nachos, mashed potatoes, and basically anything deep-fried.
Alright, off to tackle all of the midterm to-do’s. But first…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY!!!!!!
Eat some cake for me
I LOVED reading all of your comments about creativity yesterday. I especially loved Susan’s take:
Most of us never try because we are afraid of failure, some of us try and give up because we are bored/no patience/lack of drive/have no faith in ourselves. But those who are true to themselves and stay committed will find that creative part.
So true! I want to embroider that on a pillow or something. Any of you creative people know how to sew??
What are you listening to right now?
I was happy to see that no one seemed to hate on my Jonas Brothers comment yesterday. Just curious as to what you guys have on your playlists at the moment…