Life seems to be slipping through my fingers these days. Can you tell… 2 posts in a week… and I actually have many wonderful things to write about!
Thankfully, menu planning was a little easier this week because it’s Barefoot Bonus time. Deb, of Kahakai Kitchen referred the most people to the Barefoot site, so she got to choose a dish and Lisa from Lime in the Coconut created our cool new avatar so she got to choose too!
Tuesday night when The Husband was playing Air Force with the kiddos in ROTC, I made the risotto cakes, lit the grill for some steaks and stir-fried some mini bell peppers. The risotto cakes were fabulous. No matter how fabulous they are, I don’t, however, recommend making them while talking on the phone with a sister-in-law who is telling funny stories about a lady-killer nephew that will leave you in stiches. Laughter and hot oil… not such a great combo.
Last night I realized that I still needed to make the Orange Chocolate Chunk Cakes that Lisa chose. I set to task immediately after work, only for my sister to call in the middle of everything. I still managed to make the cakes, and the uh… bit? I had was fabulous.
I realized about 5 minutes after I threw the cakes in the oven that I forgot to spray the rose-shaped bundt pans with non-stick spray. ‘No problem.’ I thought. It’ll be okay, it’s one of those cool non-stick pans. Yeah. Problem. I tried to flip them out of the pan without luck. Fine. They’re warm, right? Heat makes things expand… ‘ah… put them in the freezer!’ That made it worse. They were easier to work with when they were warm, ‘back in the oven!’ Whatever. I ended up having to pick the cakes out of the pan. I threw it in a bowl, drizzled the syrup over it and decided I might do something with the crumbs tonight.
After much frustration, at 8:56 when The Husband walked in the door, I dished out bowls of Prudy’s Tuscan Vegetable Soup and finally, everything was right with the world again.
To get the recipe for the Risotto Cakes and Orange Chocolate Chunk Cakes visit the Barefoot Bloggers website (click away!)
I know I’ve been neglectful to some of my friends out here in the internet world. I promise, I’m trying to catch up on everything you’re doing. As The Husband would say, I have 26 hours of things to do every 24 hours. It’s bound to slow down soon, right? Right?!??!