Tuesday, November 30, 2010
we did an insane amount of baking for thanksgiving.
chocolate chip cookies, chocolate biscotti, pistachio cookies and pie.
this chocolate cake that my daughter zoe and i made seemed to be a big hit.
we got the recipe out of this month's issue of food&wine.
the cake is really moist and not too sweet but the frosting is really what makes it great.
this was a really fun one to bake.
now, i just need to figure out how to make the 0-calorie version of this thing.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
it's official...i can't eat another thing.
it's been a total food fest since wednesday.
and of course thursday, thanksgiving, was out of control.
i was so happy when my daughter nixed chinese food tonight for a salad with grilled chicken.
tomorrow night...air and water.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
my family is coming in for the holidays...nice.
i sincerely appreciate the effort...traveling now really is so unpleasant.
lucky for sam and zoe, they will have all of their grandparents at our thanksgiving table.
as well as aunts, uncle larry and cousins. lots of cousins.
i didn't grow-up with a lot of family around so i'm not really good at this stuff.
i always get a little crazy and tend to roll my eyes a lot.
my sister-in-law recently reminded me that i also don't like people in the kitchen...true.
hopefully this year i will be more mature than in years past (but probably not).
i guess there's always a glass of wine. or two.