I love Wednesdays. Wednesdays is Supernatural day. It’s Sam and Dean day. My favourite day of the week. Pretty boys. Then pretty food. Ah, life is good.
I had all kinds of things planned for you this week. It was supposed to be my week to buckle down and get caught up on some things. Hubs was going to be home for almost 4 days straight which is rare. So I made all kinds of plans and then hubs came home from his job, out-of-town, wicked sick. I mean wicked, horrible, ugly sick. Like I’m walking around with a surgical mask over my face, and Lysol strapped to my hip at the ready every second. You never know when a Lysol emergency might happen when someone is sick. This is a time where knowing the boy scout motto of “always be prepared” comes in handy. It also helps to drape everything in the house with plastic. You can just recycle it. See, I’m protecting myself and the environment at the same time. Win-win!
So basically hubs is sick as a dog, I’m questioning who the heck came up with that stupid saying and I have no work done. I’m terrified I’m going to get sick before my big trip to Toronto to whoop it up with Izz from Crumb. We were meeting on Sunday to terrorize Sephora, Williams Sonoma and possibly Whole Foods, then moving on to raise the roof while we watch Lidia Live. If I can’t go due to being sick someone is going to pay. And pay dearly. I can deal with not getting my work done but if someone interrupts play time, heads are going to roll. Luckily I’m also heading up to Toronto later this month so I can drive my son to the airport. So here’s hoping that trip goes perfectly. Izz said there is a year round farmers market in Toronto so I’m just chomping at the bit to check it out.
I have really been slacking on posting lately so there’s not a ton to share from the last 2 weeks. I really need an assistant at this point. Anyone want a job? I pay in krispie treats and ice cream. And we watch lots of shows with cute boys in them. Come to think of it, that may be why I am not getting anything done around here.
WHAT I’VE BEEN UP TO RECENTLY (click any photo to get to the recipe):
WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO:
There’s a side bet going on Aurora Importing between me and Izz of Crumb. Stop by and vote for which one of our recipes you like better. Signed cookbooks by Lidia Bastianich are on the line!
Also if you pop by the Hussy Pasta there are 2 tickets to go see Lidia Live in Toronto on Sunday. You have until 5 pm Friday to enter. All you have to do is shout out your favourite pasta on *that* post. Not here, it won’t count here.
The Dairy Farmers of Canada invited me to have some fun and submit a recipe for a contest. You can stop by Anyday Magic to vote for my Simple Black Forest Parfaits. The recipe is on their site right now. The two other bloggers involved are freaking amazing. I’m in incredible company whether I win or lose.
Quick Update: I was lucky and won this round of the challenge. You can view the recipe on their site.
In homage to the contest I shall be celebrating Whipping Cream Week from February 18th to February 23rd. You all know when you buy heavy cream you only use a little bit so you end up with leftover cream. I’m going to share some ways to use that cream and make the most of it. This is going to be a complete blast. I’ve never done a full week of something like this so this should prove to be a ton of fun. Coming up with ways to use whipping cream, yup,my life is so hard.
BAKER’S DOZEN BOOKMARKS:
Eat Yourself Skinny: Margherita Panini
The Healthy Foodie: Sauteed Pork Tenderloin with with an Asian Flare
Kitchen Riffs: Easy Homemade Butter
Generation Y Foodie: Chicken Corn Chili
Eat, Live, Run: Kale and Three Cheese Calzones
The Little Kitchen: Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket
Chocolate, Chocolate and More: Cinnamon Churros
A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis: Grilled Mahi Mahi with Caponata
Pastry Chef Online: Orange Baker’s Brew Spice Rolls
Just One Cookbook: Chocolate Gateau
That Skinny Chick Can Bake: Fudge Topped Brownies
RECIPE THAT BLEW MY MIND:
Buns in my Oven: Red Velvet Gooey Butter Cookies
RECIPE I’M MAKING THIS WEEK:
Cookies & Cups: Strawberry Gooey Butter Cookies
Hopefully some Red Velvet Valentine’s Day Madness. If I don’t get the plague!
Wish me luck.
Toodles and smoochies! xx