Sunday, January 6, 2008

Off the road...and hopefully into my own kitchen soon...

Right, back home again and back into the mix that is work and just trying to get by. Biggest event so far has been baking a scratch cake for my mother-in-law's 60th birthday. I pulled out a few stops - she wanted some lemon thing from her childhood and I glanced over the recipes that she said sounded close...buttercake, lemon curd, and buttercream icing. No sweat...well...no worries anyway. There's always sweat in my kitchen. The cake turned out very well...no one could understand why I went the scratch route (which is normal...no one much does that these days). It wasn't as visually beautiful as I would have preferred but when you're dealing with no gear you get what you get. It ate just fine.

Other notes...I inherited my grandmother's dough trough for Christmas - my wife and I had looked at these on our honeymoon and weren't really willing to part with that sort of cash - glad we waited...got a much nicer one for free...and it comes complete with value and heritage.

We may be moving into our own place soon...my job is getting a little better and the wife has a solid lead on something paying equal to mine...hopefully in a month or so we'll be moving (again) and setting up our house again. Stay tuned...

1 comment:

Laura said...

It was fun having you home over Christmas. I hope you do get your own kitchen soon. Don't let me forget to send you all the recipes we had over Christmas!