Monday, June 9, 2008

My New "Hobby"

Ever since I've been married, I've found that feeding a man is a very difficult job... He eats at least twice as much as I do, so it's like preparing food for 3 "me"s.! Regardless, cooking has now become a hobby of mine and I try to make it as colorful and experimental as possible! And now I'm discovering that it's fun to try new things! So a few nights ago I made tacos... nothing really special, I know, but what was the most fun was using my new dishes for a fun presentation! So here's a picture so you can see. I was pretty proud of how nice it looked. And yes, I do get overly excited about the little things in life!The next few pictures are from a kitchen escapade last night! We had a package of pudding and thought we'd make a chocolate pudding pie. Okay! Easy! I can do that! Fortunately, I had a pie crust leftover from the package I bought to make a quiche the other night. Soooo I stuck the pie in the fridge (my sparse little fridge - just the way I like it! Don't buy more than you'll make!):
So then, while the pie was chilling, I remembered I had some heavy whipping cream leftover from that quiche as well and I thought to myself... well I think I'll make some whipped topping for my pie! So I got on the lovely, convenient internet and looked up a simple recipe: 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla. I was so happy when I realized that I had everything to make it! SOOO I began to whip my cream with a whisk. What seemed like forever later because my wrist was going to fall off, it was still runny. So, I thought I'd add the sugar and vanilla to see if that would help in the thickening process. Nope. Not with the whisk. So I broke out my grandmother's old egg beater that I've had for a couple years and haven't used yet! And it was a miracle from heaven! Right before my eyes formed some whippy, light, and DELICIOUS whipped topping for my pie. I was so excited! I'm very much a canned- or frozen-dinner kinda girl, so making something by scratch, which I would normally buy in a tub, made me incredibly happy. Like I said, I overly delight in very simple things! :) But here's a picture of the finished produ Trevor was so excited when the pie was finally chilled and I brought it out for us to eat! Can you tell? Haha...
A typical shot of my pie with a piece missing and the piece on a dish right next to it. I'm a dork. Indeed. And I really was excited :)
Well...we ate the entire pie last night. Just the two of us. We're disgusting :)

I'm just glad that I have turned something that could be a "chore" into something I enjoy!

Mazal Tov!


  1. Good for you!! I enjoyed the pictures! Cute dishes. I have a suggestion for your next post. YOUR APARTMENT! For those of us who live far away and have never been over. From what I saw of your living room, it looks cute! :)

  2. Howdy! It's Liz (Whale) Wilcken. Found your blog and your apt.! Noticed you hated the prices we have to pay for laundry. Have you talked to the housing office yet, because if you talk to them they do something to your card so you get a discount. Those prices you see are for non-Wymount people! Let me know your e-mail so you can check out our blog (which is private). :)