Snowy Sunday morning, nothing going on. so what do I do? Decide to cook. Cupcakes, Cinnamon Bread, and a one-pot supper in the oven . Easy Peasy.
I'm starting a quest to find the perfect frosting- the whippy kind you get from the grocery store. Sure, I can make buttercream, and that's needed to decorate cakes & cookies, but sometimes I want something different. Something even worse for you than buttercream. I think what I probably need to find is a recipe using marshmallow cream, but yesterday I went with a stabilized whipped cream version with unflavored gelatin. It took two tries to get the gelatin dissolved (the first attempt smelled like a dog walker's shoe, and I was not putting that into my frosting). and then, because I was making a sprinkle-y cupcakes, I added sprinkles to my whipped cream.
and then I put the frosting it my improvised decorating tip.
and then I realized that sprinkles do NOT come out of a decorating tip.
if you want to know, it comes out looking like this:
In the mean time I'd thrown together Ree Drummond's cinnamon bread recipe, which I've made probably 20 times in the last 2 years. It's simple to put together and turns out well. Every time. Except yesterday. When I took it out of the oven before it was done (WHAT? I KNOW better!). It was completely NOT cooked inside and went into the garbage. Yay.
|It LOOKS good, doesn't it? HA.|
Supper was a recipe I'd seen on Pinterest about a year ago and finally got around to making - a casserole with veggies & sausages. I bought some nice country and Italian links from the butcher. Except for the fact I came within 5 minutes of overcooking the potatoes into mush, it was pretty tasty. I will definitely make this again. The recipe calls for fennel bulbs- I couldn't get any, and used some ground up fennel seeds instead. and more sausages, because life is better with more sausage, right?