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Ups and Downs

February 9, 2010

Well, actually, literally down.  As in, when I was coming in from getting home from the grocery store and work, I actually fell down.  Thats what I get for wearing boots with no traction. HA! Not to mention that I had half of a pumpkin cheesecake in my hand that was (kind of) sacrificed to the snowy drift as I went kersplat.  Well, you see, I was going to take a piece or two to my professors tomorrow, but now that I am telling the world that I dropped it, I think that it is probably best if I save it for a sweet tooth emergency.  Luckily, and surprisingly, the cheesecake was completely fine, just a little snowy.  Needless to say, before that fiasco, it was DELICIOUS, especially because it was my first ever attempt at a pumpkin cheesecake, let alone a cheesecake.

So now, as I had decided before giving up my delightful cheesecake to the snow drift, I am baking a yummy red velvet cake so I can try Bakerella’s Cake Balls.  I heard of them for the first time yesterday and was so intrigued that I absolutely HAD to make them as soon as I could.  So that, of course, means making them at almost midnight on a Monday night after I got off work and had a cutthroat Uno tournament with my co-workers.  We played three games.  The last one went on FOREVER, so much so that we didn’t even count our final points.  Oh wells.

It still looks okay, right?

Yes, I am, in fact, eating the remaining batter from the bowl in which I made the red velvet cake for those balls.  I mean, seriously, who doesn’t do that?!?!  Especially after dropping OVER HALF A PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE IN A SNOWDRIFT!

And then I JUST realized that I forgot to put the oil in the cake batter…UGH!  I suppose it is a little dry…but I am going to be adding a WHOLE can of cream cheese frosting to it so hopefully it will be tasty still.  All that fat can’t be absolutely necessary to making the cake moist and yummy can it?  Ho hum.  I am probably going to finish making the cake balls tonight, and then wake up in the morning and dip them in the chocolate before I go do my museum studies and all that jazz.

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  1. Liz Harken permalink
    February 9, 2010 1:22 am

    Great picture of your pumpkin cheesecake. Was it taken before or after the “kersplat”? For dinner tonight I made Italian Bean & Squash soup out of my Moosewood cookbook. It is so colorful and very tasty. Dad, I don’t think liked it very well. It has tomatoes, pinto beans and butternut squash. When I served it I topped it with parm cheese. Yummy! What’s next on your cooking agenda? Mom

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