She and her sister traveled up to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville with friends today to see Bobby Bowden’s last game and to **crossing fingers** watch the Seminoles beat West Virginia. That leaves My Harley Stud and I on our own to watch the game on tv and gives me some extra time to make a fabulous (I hope) birthday cake. I’m not really much of a baker and measuring is not my thing. I like to throw it all in and see what happens. In baking that usually means a disaster. But today, I’m going to once again attempt to make Jack Daniels Chocolate Chip Celebration Cake. True to its name, it has a little bit of Jack in the cake and the icing. It’s very yummy. I’ve made it twice and each time the cake was delicious but the presentation was CRAP. The chocolate chips and nuts sunk to the bottom and stuck to the pan making a smooth removal impossible. But not today. I’ve got it all figured out. I’ll take pictures and update you sometime this week. And if you never hear me mention it again, you’ll know that my confidence was misplaced.
I’m off to make my grocery list and get there and back before the game starts. Some might say that is not even remotely possible. Ye of little faith……….don’t forget my superpowers
Don’t forget to eat your black-eyed peas and cabbage today for good luck and prosperity. I know most people do either one or the other of these two dishes on New Years Day but I’m not taking any chances and we’re having both.
Oh and one more thing before I go:
This is not so much a recipe as a new twist on an old recipe but this morning I got a little crazy in the kitchen and whipped up a concoction that made MHS smile. Always a good thing.
I mixed some cream cheese (of which I have lots because it was on sale and I didn’t know that I was going to chop off the end of my thumb on Christmas Day and lose all motivation to make yummy cheesy concoctions over the holidays) *ahem* and some powdered sugar. I smeared this concoction on a piece of bread and some homemade (not mine) strawberry jam on another piece of bread and made a sandwich. Then I dipped the sandwich into beaten eggs, cinnamon and sugar and made stuffed french toast and repeated. Served it with some lite Brown and Serve sausages and Voila! Breakfast. Try it. You’ll thank me but your thighs might not.
Happy New Year, Y'all!
Smart Mouth Broad