Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Death of a Potluck

So nobody likes to come to my potluck so after a year and a half this is the end.

Today I made Curried Eggplant Soup. Occasionally I like to make a dish with things in it I am not sure of. Sometimes I find dishes I really like. Then I have days like today. I don’t know about eggplants. I have had it about four times know and I have liked it only once.

I also made Root Beer Float Cupcakes. The ganache did not work out well. I would suggest using the recipe from VCTOTW.

Check out the angelic halo around the delicious frosting.


A couple of months ago I posted a book review for Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist’s Wife by Irene Spencer. With what is going on in Texas right now I encourage everyone to go to the library and check it out. I am happy I read it and I have a better understanding of what is going on down there. What the women of polygamy are going threw is horrific.

February Potluck

I have Vegetarian Potluck tonight. I though maybe it is time to put pictures up from February’s potluck.

I made the Caesar Salad from Veganomicon. Whenever I cook for myself, everything goes so nicely. However, whenever I cook for other people my kitchen becomes a disaster area. I cut and burn myself, I break things, drop things it is horrible. Does anyone else have this problem? I was not trilled with the dressing for the salad, which could be my fault because as I stated above I suck at cooking for other people. I did not have time to roast the garlic for the croutons, so I saut├ęs minced garlic in about ¼ of a cup oil and went form there. They were awesome. On the upside, I did not have to worry about vampire attacks for about three days afterwards.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Chocolate Peanut Butter Gram Cracker Sandwich

I am cleaning out my camera and found a bunch of pictures I have not written about yet. March was a busy month for me but I wanted to take something to work for National Meat Out Day. I think that I mixed a couple of recipes for this and there are no real measurements. I took peanut butter and mixed it with powdered sugar with a hand mixer. The consistence of the mixture was similar to what I remember the peanut butter in peanut butter cups to be. Then I melted some chocolate chips. I had to do some experimenting with the assembly. The way that worked out best was to spread the peanut butter mixture on a gram cracker, spread the melted chocolate on top of that. Then place a gram cracker on top of that and give a gently squeeze. It is something to make when you are being lazy but want something sweet.

Take one and two

The final product

Friday, April 18, 2008

New Tattoo

On Tuesday, I got my first tattoo! It was super exciting. It is on my forearm, the word hope in white. It is still pretty red, I think the guy who did it was having trouble seeing what he was doing with the white and went over it about a hundred times. The pictures of it really sucks. With the flash on you can't see it and I was having problems getting a good picture. Then the batteries were going dead. I will post a better one once it is healed.