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Archive for March, 2011
One more week to go…and then baby! Because we don’t know the sex of the baby we have been doing green and yellow, just like with the last baby. But somehow elephants have sprung up! First the car seat, then I bought this fun elephant stack with a bell on the end for good luck on Sunday. I’m not sure why, I’ve never been a specific fan..but this baby is the elephant baby:)
It’s time to get some opinions in from the peanut gallery. I say girl, husband says boy. Daughters say boy because they want another one! Last pregnancy the lovely ladies at my local Mexican restaurant all said boy, and they were right! We’ll find out for sure in 1 1/2 weeks, but just for curiosities sake….what do you think?
Lent is late this year. It’s still coming, but much later than I remember. Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Faschnacht Day or many other names world wide. And besides all those other names and goodies often associated with the day…the Tuesday before Lent is known simply as Pancake Day. The concept is simple. Pancakes contain sugar, fat and eggs, all rich items usually given up for the Lenten period. In the UK, Pancake Day even means holding pancake races that date back to folklore of 1445 when a housewife, forgetting the time, was making pancakes when the bells rang for church. Racing out of the house to make it to church on time, she forgot to put the frying pan down containing her currently cooking pancake! Races that involve flipping pancakes while running are still held today.
So, I’m just reminding you about my pancake recipe that I posted here on my blog about a million years ago (sometime last year). Get out your frying pan or griddle and your butters and syrups and get ready to indulge in Pancake Day. If you have any left, cook them, and throw them in a bag in the fridge or freezer for later use. Just mircowave for a few seconds and voila, pancakes. Enjoy!
I have only had one bought birthday cake in my life. When I was a chef in Memphis, the management staff got me this very special strawberry cake from this bakery that I loved, loved, loved. Other than that, all my cakes have either been made by me, made by my family, or sometimes no cake at all.
It may be the fact that I am a very pregnant, or just the fact that I love cake, that this cake ended up being six inches tall! I decided that the cake would be a brown sugar vanilla cake, the frosting would be a coconut butter cream and that there would be three fillings: fresh strawberry puree, home made pineapple jam and sour cream coconut custard. The results were beyond delicious and the remainder of the cake will fill lunch boxes for at least a week!
Today is my 35th birthday. I keep telling my daughters not to say the 35, but I’m going to say it all I want here. Actually turning 35 is a funny business to me because it’s such a reasonable age. Why is that funny to me? When I was much younger, early 20′s, I rose as an Exec. Chef pretty quickly on the corporate ladder. I was very young, but people didn’t know that and they really expected me to be the age I am now…then. It was always a tricky line to establish authority with a staff that was mostly 8-12 or more years older than I was. I had to walk a walk and talk a talk not indicative of my age at the time. Now, I’m very flattered if the checker at the grocery wants to see my ID to buy and $8 bottle of wine!
So Happy Birthday to me! Tomorrow I’ll post some pic’s of my birthday cake, which my husband couldn’t stop laughing at me for making because it was a little indulgent and decadent as he put it!
I’m pretty sure none of us really “like” to go to the hospital. But sometimes, it’s necessary. Since I’m about to go into the hospital in a few weeks, I thought I’d share this document stack with you in case you need to go in any time soon. This packet of doc’s is called “Hospital Stays Made Safe”. It’s a whole pile of papers to go to all the departments of the hospital from the kitchen to the pharmacy letting them know that you need gluten-free everything. Besides a minor glitch the last time I had a baby, the kitchen was closed, this packet really helped to inform and create a safer and gluten-free stay for me while I was there. I am planning on filing it out this week-end again so it is all ready for my hospital visit a few weeks from now. Here is the link to the page with the document. It’s the first doc in the second column under Medical Awareness.