Monday, November 12, 2007

I am a slacker!

Yes, its true. I slack. Why I thought I could keep a blog was beyond me. I procrastinate on cleaning the kitty litter for crying out loud!

Self recrimination aside, here is some food.

For Halloween I made cupcakes for the work kiddies that came around. If they did not want a mini cuppie they got to pick either a small thing of bubbles or a pencil. While kids were not totally impressed with my offerings, I got many grateful looks from parents toting bags already full of sugar, chemicals and fat.
Several people commented that they looked very professional, which made me beam with pride. One pastry bag and an 1M tip makes these little guys fabulous. I did get to feed my Hindu friend's kids as well as one little girl with severe nut / egg allergy. That little girl's mom got an earful on Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World as she listened in almost tearful gratitude. These little gems were the basic vanilla cupcakes with added chocolate chips and fluffy chocolate butter cream. (One of my coworkers exclaimed that I really needed to make these bigger! heh)

Next I tried out some recipes for Thanksgiving. While I did not get any pics of a failed seitan roulande, I did take pics of the lovely Cranberry Upside down cake. It was very tasty. Lemon cake paired well with the tart berries. Unfortunately I used the wrong pan and all my sugar base dribbled out, leaving very sharply tart topping all alone. I have plans to make this again but in a regular pan instead of a springform.

It looked lovely though!

Other things I have been cooking lately? Banana bread by the double batch. Cupcakes, Chickpea Mushroom Noodle Casserole, Snobby Joes, and seitan noodle soup. Good grief all this talking of food makes me insanely hungry and since I have already had a shake (Cocoa, Date Sugar, Frozen Blueberries, 1 Banana and soymilk) for breakfast as well as an apple and Golden Pea Butter for snack I am going to end here before I gnaw on a keyboard or something.

Hopefully I shall slack less. Yeah, don't hold your breath!


bazu said...

That cranberry upside down cake looks gorgeous! And your cupcakes really do look good- how cool that that woman discovered a whole new world of egg-free cupcakes!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Aww, lucky kids! Halloween cupcakes are super fun!