Another Kitchen Disaster

 

 

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Let me preface this by saying this is NOT the first time I’ve tried to get fancy with a cake. I actually TEACH cake decorating and fondant/gum paste art to children in a summer camp. I”m posting another disaster picture to show you all out there that we all make mistakes sometimes. And that it’s okay…

 

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Thanks God for Shoprite though… 😉

Back From the Black Hole

I know I haven’t blogged in quite some time. I’ve been busy- busy being an understatement. I am a set director for our school play- and before you laugh at that, we do our plays hardcore. Months of planning, building, carpentry…and it always comes out fabulous! Here’s some of my favorite pieces we did this year:

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I didn’t do super good with the gluten free. There are two factors- there are NO good take out places nearby. Pizza or sandwiches. One day I ordered a salad and it sucked. The second- there were times I didn’t plan staying as long as I did and the times I could eat were really off. Timing truly was everything. Next year, I will have to bring a meal as a ‘just in case.’ However, all in all, I can’t complain. I ate much better than last year, and I learned some lessons for next year. The important thing is busy times like those can cause me to stress eat, and I didn’t. And last Monday I was back in the GF saddle again- going strong!

I joined a boxing club. It’s pretty sweet. And it feels really good to punch things.

This week I had my first cooking disaster in a long time. It was so bad we had to order out. My husband bought an entire Salmon filet Monday because he was afraid to ask the fish monger to cut him two portions. So we had two pounds of salmon, and didn’t know what to do with the leftovers. I’ve always wanted to make salmon cakes, but we were about 4oz. off the recipe so we got a can of salmon to add to the fresh. First I misread the recipe for 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper sauce for 1 tsp. of straight up cayenne pepper. WOWZA! That sucks! Already mixed everything together before I realized the mistake. THEN, I open the can of salmon and it’s basically the back end of the fish cooked and canned- bones and everything. And for those of you who don’t know, salmon has these little tiny bones called pin bones that need to be pulled out of the meat before cooking. I tried to get them out, but they were brittle and breaking and ‘Ain’t nobody got time for that!’ After a long day, would you want to tackle this?

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I thought so. So mexican it was. We have an awesome Mexican takeout place by us. Maddy’s Mexican Grill for those of you in the Morris County area. Authentic and fresh!

Moral of the story- I’m back. Looking forward to continuing to share my triumphs and woes of food. Look forward to more restaurant reviews too in the upcoming months!