Sunday, December 20, 2009

Meatballs on a tree.

I don't know about you but when I set up a Christmas tree I always fantasize about a gigantic edible peppermint or white chocolate tree with food decor.

Meatballs as Christmas balls and bacon trinkets, candy canes and twister fries all over, chocolate truffles stringed and gummy bears tied and hanging up there as well and then a huge star made out of pizza.

Perhaps, it's a lousy idea and I don't think food will last that long if you put it up as decor. Not in our house. It doesn't even last that long in the fridge, if you get my drift. Haha!

At parties, the best representation of Christmas, in my opinion, are not the gifts you bring home. It's always the food served on the table and when lucky bountiful enough, the leftover food you get to bring home as well.

I'm lucky to have a very festive family.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cref Cake

It’s December and Christmas is coming up as well as the New Year! It’s been a fruitful 2009 for me and my family having moved to a new house and all. And since we’ve lived in there, I have graced the kitchen numerous times, cooking and creating whatever comes to mind.

I’ve always dreamt of a good kitchen with a bountiful pantry and that is one of my wishes for 2010 – to be blessed so I can share more of myself (and my food - if not the real thing, just the recipe *hehe*) to those who are around.

Looking at the list in this blog, it does not surprise me that I have yet to come up with one good dessert. I do not have a sweet tooth. I would even trade fries over ice cream on a hot day but there are times that call for some celebratory sugar-bombed stuff. There's no time more perfect than the Holidays! So today, I give to you the experiment that was a hit in my Culinary Lab class last year. This is a no bake crepe/pancake refrigerator layer cake which you can modify the flavors to your liking. Cref Cake = crepe ref cake gets?