Monday, July 7, 2008

Strawberries and Stripes

T's daughter is here, and thus we are doing lots of kid-friendly food. Which, as I'm sure you can guess, is not my most favorite type of food to cook. But we did come to a good compromise with a red velvet ice cream cake with strawberries and blueberries. And while the fresh fruits don't work quite as well in an ice cream cake, the effect was beautiful and the cake and ice cream was excellent. We put the strawberries in lines and the blueberries in the requisite square to make the flag. In all, a hit.

Not much cooking has been going on due to both traveling and general craziness. Its also due to not having very many friends and being on a diet. And even though my german party went well, I still feel kind of self conscious about having people over after my friend Thy made the comment about me entertaining because I was trying to get people to like me. It still makes me feel a little like a loser to invite people over, so I just don't feel like doing it. And, of course, with T and I on a diet its hard to cook for just 2 people.


The one good thing I did lately was going to McCrady's for wine and appetizers with Thy (yes, I know she made a mean comment, but she appologized). They had the most amazing cheese plate. We had a choice of 4 cheeses or the whole 12 cheeses. Well, I chose the 12 cheese plate and it was amazing. It had some really good stinky cheese, and while not as good as in Europe, still the best I've seen in the states. I guess American's just aren't that good with really stinky cheese. Well, here's to the red, white, and bleu.

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