Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
This client deserves her own section! The following emails are all individually sent emails, all from the same lady.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
16 dried, red chile pods
3 tsp salt
4 cloves garlic
2 tsp oregano
5 pounds pork shoulder
Preheat oven to 325F. Remove stems from the chile pods. Place pods in a pan and bake for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chiles are lightly roasted. Leave oven door open (I didn’t do this). Don’t breathe the fumes! I shook the seeds out of the pods and discarded them. Place pods in a medium bowl and cover them with boiling water. Let them sit for 30 minutes. Drain the water from the chile pods, but reserve about 2 cups for the purée. Place pods in a food processor or blender. Add the salt, garlic, and oregano. Cover the mixture with the chile water. Blend well for 2 minutes or until the skins disappear. Cut the pork into 2×4 inch strips. Place the pork in a ziploc bag and add the sauce. Thoroughly coat the pork. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Preheat oven to 325F. Place pork and sauce in a baking dish. Cover and bake for 4 hours or until meat is tender. (I cooked mine in a crock pot all day on low.) Shred or chop meat.
The delightful condiments!
Spiceful, tender, and delicious!
Served with avocado, cilantro, lime and cheese
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Cake of Resignation
"Today I gave a two week's notice of my intent to resign. The letter was written in frosting on a full sheet size cake. The cake was delicious and it was well received.
"Dear Mr. Bowers,
During the past three years, my tenure at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard has been nothing short of pure excitement, joy and whim.
However, I have decided to spend more time with my family and attend to health issues that have recently arisen. I am proud to have been part of such an outstanding team and I wish this organization only the finest in future endeavors.
Please accept this cake as notification that I am leaving my position with NWT on March 27.
W. Neil berrett"
3/16/2009 12:41 - I did submit a paper resignation letter. It's hard to file away a cake."
Pulled from here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/neiltron/3351856161/
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Can you believe it was 6 months ago that this little angel joined our family?! I can't believe how fast time flies!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair'd the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress
Or softly lightens o'er her face,
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek and o'er that brow
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,—
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Lemon chiffon cake
makes 2 11x17" sheets or 2 9x3" rounds
14.5 oz cake flour
8.75 oz confectioner’s sugar
6.75 oz whole milk
6 oz canola oil
3.25 oz eggs
0.5 oz baking powder
13 oz egg whites
9.5 oz granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 oz lemon juice
Oven 375F. Prep pan by buttering bottom and sides. Place parchment in pan and butter the parchment. Sift dry ingredients (except granulated sugar) into a large bowl. Mix all ingredients (except the 13 oz of egg whites and granulated sugar) in the large bowl until combined. Whip whites and granulated sugar to medium peaks. Fold into batter gently. Bake until set, about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and remove from pan. Let cool on a rack. With a large serrated knife, cut the cake into two layers.
From Jen Yu at Use Real Butter: http://userealbutter.com/2008/04/15/lemon-petits-fours-recipe/
Lemon buttercream frosting
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: 12 cupcakes
1 cup butter, softened
3 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 lemon, juice and zest of
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine butter, sugar and salt and beat till well combined. Add lemon juice, zest and vanilla and continue to beat for another 3 to 5 minute or until creamy.
5 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
4 lemons, zested and juiced
1 stick butter, cut into pats and chilled
Add enough water to a medium saucepan to come about 1-inch up the side. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, combine egg yolks and sugar in a medium size metal bowl and whisk until smooth, about 1 minute. Measure citrus juice and if needed, add enough cold water to reach 1/3 cup. Add juice and zest to egg mixture and whisk smooth. Once water reaches a simmer, reduce heat to low and place bowl on top of saucepan. (Bowl should be large enough to fit on top of saucepan without touching the water.) Whisk until thickened, approximately 8 minutes, or until mixture is light yellow and coats the back of a spoon. Remove promptly from heat and stir in butter a piece at a time, allowing each addition to melt before adding the next. Remove to a clean container and cover by laying a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the curd. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Cut each of the cake rounds in half to make 4 thin cake rounds. Spread 1/3 of the lemon curd between each layer. When all 4 rounds are stacked, crumb coat the cake with a bit of the lemon buttercream. Thickly coat the cake with the frosting.
This cake is amazing, so you may need to make 2.
Friday, March 11, 2011
- Sometimes when we are singing songs I will change the words to include your name or just for the fun of it. One song that you love is "There was a Chels who had a dog and Dingo was his name-o."
- When I try to get you to say or sign "mama." You just smile and laugh at me, as though I'm being funny!
- You love looking at yourself in the mirror. There is a mirror in the car so I can check on you, and you love watching yourself! When we ride in the car you just giggle and squeal at yourself!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
*Names have been changed to protect the identity of our hilarious and IQ-challenged clients*
1. I've been hit with all the charges for this service and I have gotten to point I don't which end is up and I'm having bout of Diarrhea and so I need someone to talk to.
2. I would appreciate a prompt response to my request, so that I can either close the cover of this very bad novel with a happy ending or start the final chapter with drama and suspense.
3. "Jennifer’s computer doesn’t have out Outlook, so we are unable to e-mail the original PDF through her hotmail. I’m sending a scanned copy with my computer. This computer has outlook to auto send the PDF file. If you have anymore PDF file please send them to this e-mail address instead."
And then he attached a JPG.
4. Some people, like myself, who know nothing about tax return filing, are handicapped, in a sense, and need to be spoon fed; however I have other skills, so I don't really feel defensive about my shortcomings.
Again, thank you. May the Universal Creative Force be with you, and may you flourish and prosper in your life, in business, the arts, and romance.
5. It is our socialist S.S. who if you don't play their drug/control games they attempt to destroy any ability to be independent.
6. Wicked persons in gov't. and med jobs in my local have falsified and endangered my life for years NOT wanting me to be able to work and be independent from their control and profit. It is the great Socialist System that does not give us what you are told!
7. All the mileage figures is figures after the mileage is figured.