Well, after long thought (OK, 17 seconds) I've decided the Hinkelgruber family menu should be brought to the web. A couple of things for you to remember: no substitutions (Charlie's not a short-order cook, after all), and change is inevitable - Charlie may not feel like cooking kim chee on a Tuesday! Oh, and there is one request: if you're joining us for dinner, please either call or text the Scary Lady (you know the number - if you don't, you're really not invited).
Sunday, March 31, 2013
To update you, the angel food cake last week - never happened. Well, let me fill you in...
I did bake a second one. Egg whites whipped perfectly (at least I'm pretty sure they were - they looked just like the picture), but again, the cake fell out of the pan and onto the wine bottle I had set it over. So, no angel food cake. Thank goodness for frozen pies - and they were delicious.
This week it's meringue nests with Peeps chicks and jelly bean eggs. All sugar, all the time.
It's clear from Mr. Hinkelgruber's menu, he's been sucked into the belief that summer is fast approaching. I'll remind him and everyone else: April's coming and there's a reason for "April showers bring May flowers!" You know the rain's a-coming.
Oh, and no April Foolin' - April 1 is the start of baseball season! WOOHOO! Batter up!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
- Stiffly beaten egg whites are beautiful in the mixing bowl and make for a lovely presentation at first in the oven, but...
- fall after 30-minutes
- fall further after an additional 30-minutes
- Those folks that tell you, "turn the baked cake, in its pan, over a narrow necked bottle - don't worry, it won't fall out," are lying. Not only did my cake fall out, it glued itself to the counter top pretty solidly. Well, to be honest, I've never had one fall out before, so I'm chalking this one up to the over beaten eggs, also.
- Oh, and then it falls even more and is soggy, soggy, soggy. (6-1/2 inches to 1-1/2 inches in just under 90 minutes!)
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Trashy rom-com movies, Harry Potter, and past episodes of formulaic television police dramas - what could be better? Oh, and I got to knit all day long, too!
Finally, Happy St. Paddy's Day! Don't forget to wear your green!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Cubs played a spring training game today - and both split squads won...WOOHOO! And, they play again tomorrow!
Spring's coming, the daffodils are daffing and the weather's getting better and better!