So today is pretty messy. Every time I look outside I swear it’s doing something different. One minute it’s raining, then sleeting, then snowing huge chunks, then sleeting sideways. I don’t mind snow so much, but I’m not big on this slick and messy stuff. I’m working from home today. My class at STCC tonight is cancelled since they closed the college for the day.
Ooh, last night for dinner I copied my sister’s yummy sounding recipe and made some ricotta and spinach tortellini with sausage medallions, onions, garlic, roasted red peppers, spinach and baby bellas in olive oil. We had butternut squash on the side and ciabatta bread dipped in oil with chopped garlic. It was very good.
While we were cooking and setting the table my neighbor Myrna came over and took me up on my offer to make cupcakes for her daughter’s baby shower this Saturday. She’s already having a white cake made in the shape of a rubber ducky so I’m making chocolate cupcakes with water blue icing and rubber ducks on top. The shower is for men and women and she said it will be much like a jack-and-jill with food and alcohol. Ha-ha, now Chris has to come with me which I’m kind of glad for since the only people that I will know there are my neighbors. I think that it will be a fun time. Today would be a perfect day to be baking those cupcakes too, but I don’t have any baking papers. I’ll have to venture out in the next day or two and see if I can get some with rubber duckies on them (the theme of the shower).
So after dinner last night I alternated between washing the dishes, making frosting ducks for the cupcakes (they have to harden for a number of hours before they can be touched) and covering foods in chocolate. Chris had gotten a jar of Ghirardelli chocolate chips for xmas and I melted them down and coated strawberries, pretzel rods, raw cashews, and organic espresso beans in it. I stuck the strawberries in the fridge and they were Chris’ VD gift this morning.
Our cousin Shanna is back at home. She was finally released from St. Francis on Monday. I spoke with her yesterday and she sounded so much better, more like herself. Now another five weeks of recovery at home and then she will begin some radiation treatment.
In other news, baby Johnson is due to enter our atmosphere sometime in the next 24 hours. Of course, that doesn’t mean she will. Maybe she really likes it where it’s warm and someone else eats for her and breathes for her and she’ll try to stay in a little longer. I mean, who really wants to get their bum wiped with a cold cloth unless/until they have to?
I placed an order yesterday with a supplier for some cake fillings. These are fruit fillings and some cream fillings that can be put in between cake layers instead of frosting. Some suggestions are chocolate cake with raspberry or white cake with strawberry. I ordered strawberry, cherry, red raspberry, apricot and blueberry fruit fillings, and a Bavarian cream. I figure I’ll fill the next few cakes that I make and get a feel for the taste of these and see if I (and others) like them.
A very happy VD to all. Drive safely if you must be out and about today.