07 November 2008

my baby


i saw this recipe for a cake in better homes & gardens during a day of unemployment at mom and dad's internetly connected home. what attracted me to it were its looks (because i'm shallow) and the fact that there is pepper in it. PEPPER! pepper makes it a good cake because in the movie chocolat, featuring johnny depp and juliette binoche, some of the chocolate delights also feature pepper. what's good enough for johnny depp has always been good enough for me. since lindsey's bday was pulling into the station, and she is most deserving of a culinary energy expenditure, i decided i would bust out the big guinea pig guns and try this out for her.


it wasn't as tricky as i'd anticipated. i realized i was so anxious because the last time i tried to bake un cake from scratch it was a dismal failure, but that was also when i was 10. anyway it was still my baby, and as we drove over to macaroni grill with cake on platter, i clutched it close, fearing that the product of my blood, sweat, and tears would upend itself in a hasty slamming of the brakes, thus spreading its 615 calorie-per-slice self all over the sleek interior of one black audi. it made the trip successfully enough, and i'm happy to say this has been the catalyst for a kitchen enthusiasm renaissance. with the hollydays coming, no, HERE, i am about to kick martha stewart's booty. merry christmas, and a happy bday to linz.anderson.

5 comments:

andreafilio said...

i am very proud of you and your baby. she looks beeeeautiful!!!!!

Aubrey said...

ooooooo...its beautiful. forget the scarf. make me one of those for christmas. on second thought. don't. ;)

Carrie said...

So hello! It has been too long. We are friends on facebook. Yay! And then I looked at your profile and found your blog. And then I looked at your blog (and your writing is really very entertaining, so you now have a new blog fan = me!) and then I found your links to other blogs and then I found MY blog! So are you a blog stalker or what? :) Anyway, glad to be back in touch!

Katie said...

mmmm... and I LOVE the movie chocolat. so lovely.

Elizabeth said...

I'm wondering where all the blood, sweat, and tears of yours ended up? If they did make their way into the batter, I suppose it doesn't matter b/c it looks divine and I'm sure tasted divine as well. You know I'm just teasing you b/c that's my job. :)