Friday, July 31, 2009
My childhood friend Alicia saw my blog and linked me up with her friend who is a Bakie like me, Fashion Institute Alum and makes these unbelievable treats and cupcakes. She said we were very alike and would get along... after playing on her site, www.cupcakerehab.com I stumbled upon something that qualifies her for her own post.
"Military Mondays". Enough said. Why can't more people get a clue like she has?
In dedication to you Miss. Cupcake, please enjoy MY American Pride Fondant covered cakes which were dubbed by a crew of 65 yr old Greek men as "A REPUBLICAN CAKE". I prefer conservative, but if my cake triggers you think I have pride in America and it screams don't F*** with us... well then, mission accomplished. Amen.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
My food is better than Rachel Ray's, and again I apologize if it does not send you into cardiac arrest.
So ok... baking is my business.... but I am an awesome cook. My husband is pretty amazing too... but hell I am flying by the seat of my pants here...so if I'm going to do this wife/mom thing...why not document it right? Plus, you may get some pretty good meals out of it as well....
One thing... you can make my yum yums but if you reprint my recipes I will rip your (inset male or female jewels here) off.
Oh and I am not going to write the little inventory of what you need for the recipe, just read the directions and figure it out.
Fancy Italian Egg Dinner over mixed greens from heaven.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and Pam or butter a glass pie plate to avoid sticking.
- Start with 8 eggs in a medium glass mixing bowl. This is good for 2 people but you can easily manipulate and add for a bigger baking pan.
- Whisk the eggs together as you would for an omelet, add 2 teaspoons of water and whisk again.
- we do things buy eye, but for you "measurers" out there add a teaspoon of Kosher salt, then go do your cross.
- add 2 teaspoons of chopped basil
- a splash of hot red pepper flakes. I do not know why, but these will go in just about every recipe I ever post here. It's an Nana's "just because".
- garlic powder to taste (a dash for you white people)
- Pepper to taste
- slice about 6 cherry tomatoes in half
- a handful of kalamata olives pitted and sliced
- a handful of sun dried tomato's sliced
Pour the egg mixture into your greased pie plate and place the sliced cherry tomatoes to your liking. Put in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Use whatever greens you like for your salad, wash the amount you need and spin a salad spinner to dry. Set aside.
- Pour slightly under 1/4 of a cup of olive oil
- add 1/8 of a cup of balsamic GLAZE, not vinegar, GLAZE to the oil.
- a pinch of mustard powder (this is potent, do not use alot)
- a pinch of garlic powder
Place your dried greens in a large bowl and pour your vinaigrette over the salad. I like to follow the lead of my English language experts at the Pax salad bars in mid-town Manhattan and use tongs to mix my greens. It certainly does get the job done, and quick I must say.
Add your sun dried tomatoes and olives and toss evenly.
- take the baby off the kitchen table
- set your place settings and serve your man. YEAH RIGHT. LOL
Your eggs should be fully cooked, poke to make sure they are. Plate your greens, cut a beautiful slice of your eggs and place wherever you like. I like to add some Pecorino Romano for some kick but you don't have to.
I am no Jacques Pepin, and sometimes I think my husband may love me a tad more if I said "Oleave Oieeeellllllll" they way he does.....
I sketched a bunch of these a few weeks ago for possible logo inspiration.... clearly I am not a graphic designer and should stay away from this project. SonicStef.... here I come.
check out her stuff.... it's amazing. look for my name, she has my save the dates and wedding invites posted still!
Bake Boutique Inc. is the name of what will eventually be a booming cake and baking business which will land wherever the Secretary of Defense and U.S Army sees fit. Fingers are crossed for a "PCS"* to Fort Drum in Upstate New York next Spring, but for now we are headed to Fort Sill Oklahoma on Sept 2nd for the Captains Career Course. Since I am not your average army wife and barely know the 23847274298742837 official army acronyms myself, I will note the official definitions below my post and we can learn them together. Who cares right? Well, if I don't learn them and enter this lifestyle.... It will be the equivalent of studying to speak fluent french and applying it while living in Egypt. Life will be way more difficult than it needs to be. I have been married to someone in the Army for 3 years, together for 5 and still don't know these terms you ask? Well that it what this blog is about. It is going to be my therapy through a MAJOR transition in my life. I spent the last 12 years in NYC working in the fast paced fashion industry and getting completely burnt out on the never ending race for the new thing. I am also over the fact that New York's edge, what it was always know for is gone. Straight men wear purses, think it's edgy to dislike sports and drink champagne. I want to walk through 90% of Brooklyn and have the hair stand up on the back of my neck from fear and the urge to get the F*** out of there because I do not belong. It basically doesn't exist anymore and I'm sorry, that's not my New York. Now needless to say if you dig, you will find remnants of the old New York... but it is so far and few between that I am too lazy to look. Having that said, after a baby, a layoff and the decision for my husband to go career army for the next 14 years... here I am. Documenting my all American adventure to capitalize on my passion of baking, raise my daughter and to quote a friend I respect very much, live "an honorable life".
Category: US Army Acronyms (Official)
Meaning / Stands for:
Permanent Change Of Station. Reassignment To A Different Duty Station.