Thought I would do a little post about some of the things I have been cooking lately. I have been playing around in the kitchen a bit and enjoying myself.
First we have the dreaded mutant Dora cake. I was up late coloring that marshmallow fondant and ended up working upside down and at a diagonal. If you had seen it from that direction, it would look more like... well Dora. Badger's only comment was "I wanted a bigger Boots!"
These two are the chocolate cakes I made on her actual birthday night. We ate one that night and the other as a after the first day of school treat. I baked box cake mix cakes, then cut out a paper snowflake, placed it on top and dusted with powdered sugar. Voila! Pretty decorated cake, no fuss, no thick frosting. Not exactly health food but... I like it and the kids thought it was neat.
I can't imagine wanting the Mutant in place of the sugar dusted cakes!
This is the start of homemade granola. In the bowl is oatmeal, wheat bran and coconut. I mixed them all up, spread them out of a cookie sheet and baked slowed at a low temp until they looked browner and smelled yummy. I let them cool a bit, and then...
I melted some butter and raw honey and mixed that in. I spread it out on the cookie sheet again and baked it some more. Soon I have tasty granola.
Then I decided to make roasted tomato sauce. On the tray are 2.5 lbs of tomatoes from the garden, A carrot, an onion, 5 cloves of garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, oil and balsamic vinegar.
After roasting goodness, I tossed in the food processor. Very good sauce it made about a quart.