Hermit Crab and my nephew C
My niece K
My niece E with her daughter M
We had so much food today you wouldn't even believe it. I need to figure out that Picasso thing so I can do a collage of all of it. Heck, I still can't figure out how to the the link below these next pictures say Here instead of the whole address of the blog where I got it.
I'm ranting, aren't I?
We had a ham, a turkey, BBQ meatball, Swedish meatballs, BBQ smokies, two pans of potatoes, a pan of green bean casserole, fruit salad and then I brought Cathy from Noble Pig's Kahlua Pecan Brown sugar coated Brie, an apple pie using the last of the pie dough I made and posted on a couple days ago, a from scratch French silk that I lifted from another person's blog-only to discover that I forgot to write down WHICH blog I got if from, and some Red Velvet cupcakes. We were loaded to the gills.
Kahlua Pecan Brown Sugar coated Brie
I saw this recipe over at Noble Pig and totally drooled on my keyboard. I had emailed my family to see if they like Brie and only got a response from Sister B who loves it. Now remember-all my sibling and my Mom live in Wisconsin which is the land of cheese. Since I only heard from Sister B, I bought a smaller wheel of cheese, and halved the recipe. I put all of my ingredients in plastic storage containers and packed it all up with the desserts and headed to my brother's house. While unpacking my ingredients, it came to my attention that my Kahlua is still sitting in my fridge 45 miles away. Great. My brother looked through his cabinets and he had Mudslide in a bottle and Baileys. We went with Baileys. I followed Cathy's directions and when I took the cheese out of the oven after 15 minutes, it looked a little discombobulated. I let is set for a minute then used the biggest spatula he had and moved it to a plate. As you can see from the photos above, it looks nothing like her spectacular photos. As I moved around the plate trying to take a photo, I kept muttering "It doesn't look like Cathy's, why can't it just look like Cathy's, how come hers looks all perfectly undiscombobulate" and my Mom walks over and asked who Cathy was and why did I care if it didn't look like hers. I was having a moment. My Brother didn't partake in the cheese, but the rest of us dug in. It was proclaimed delish and Sister B wants the recipe. I had never had Brie before and it was quite tasty!
Go check out Noble Pig and see how it should look. http://http//noblepig.com/2009/12/13/kahluapecanbrown-sugar-baked-brie.aspx
I will post the cupcakes and the French Silk pie (which I do have to pat myself on the back-it was freaking fabulous) later this week.
Update on the Goals:
Have walked every day but today since Wednesday on treadmill
Have a partial list of meals written down to get ready for a menu
Bought whipping cream, milk and butter from the store for about $12
Haven't put any more recipes into my recipe program on my laptop yet