This past week has been CRAZYâ€¦between the elections and breaking news in the region. Thatâ€™s left little time for me to work on my housewife skills. In fact, I havenâ€™t cooked since the day before Halloween (have had time to do a little shopping thoughïŠ.) You can see where my priorities are.
On Halloween Eve I entertained a group of people. I attempted to make a graveyard cake that I saw on TV, and I thought it was really cute. Check out this link:
My cake didnâ€™t look near as good as the one on TV. It tasted good though. I guess anything with five sticks of butter in it should, right??
I did learn a couple lessons from it.
1. I was supposed to melt white chocolate and then dip pretzel sticks in it to create the look of bones. I saw on the package it said to warm it up in the microwave, but I already had a pan heated up on the stove. I decided just to use the stove then. However, it never melted, but it turned black. I guess my husband says thereâ€™s a difference between the microwave and the stove. Who knew? I donâ€™t know if any of you have ever eaten or smelled burnt chocolate, but believe it or not, itâ€™s not goodâ€¦at all! I wouldnâ€™t recommend it.
2. Only half of the cake got eaten. Next time Iâ€™m going to send it home with someone else. My husband actually doesnâ€™t like sweets too much. That means I ate the rest of the cake all by myself. I had it for breakfast, lunch, midnight snacksâ€¦etc. I didnâ€™t feel guilty putting the five sticks of butter in it when I thought others were going to eat it, but because I probably ate three of those sticks of butter, I now feel guilty.
I also feel guilty about slacking on my housewife goal so quickly. Iâ€™m going to try to cook at least twice this week.ïŠ Thatâ€™s a pretty high target though.