Do you ever make a recipe and hope for it to fail? That seems like a waste of time. Sometimes I have doubts but I always hope that everything will turn out okay. Well, let’s start with a recipe that had me thinking it was a success for the first day or so…
I officially have an old toddler.
The Chiplet continues to grow so quickly!
It’s time to check in on a Friday with some links and pictures. How are my Friday fans? What have you been cooking? It’s summer time, so the grill has been on for awhile now. I’ve even grilled on chilly days because sometimes I just really want grilled food. Last summer I tried fancier recipes, but this summer I’ve been sticking more with the basics, like hot dogs, hamburgers, steak, marinated chicken, and fish. There is enough other stuff going on (ahem, baby Chiplet) that I try not to be too fussy. I look at the grill as a fast way to get a meal going. It takes about as long as the oven to preheat but cooks the food faster, most of the time.
I have made carrot cake before, but not since I lived in Maryland. It has been that long! I have made a version of carrot cake muffins so that I was able to send some to my dad (cream cheese frosting wouldn’t ship very well) but not the actual cake. My dad had requested it for one of the possible treats I could make him when we visited this spring. I am not positive which recipe I made the first time for him. But this time I pulled from my favorite cake book: Layered. I took pictures with my phone of the recipe to do my best version there. I knew it couldn’t be identical since I wasn’t going to bring cake pans and all this time.
I made a car garage for the Fudgelet at some point…I think last year? I honestly can’t remember. I don’t think I documented it because I didn’t think it would turn out. It was a bit challenging because I didn’t have a hot glue gun (thanks Dad and M for my Christmas present!) but it ended up looking decent and the Fudgelet still plays with it. Well, fast forward to some point after the Chiplet was born. The ramp broke because he was a little too rough for it and the tape couldn’t hold it any longer. I realized I could fix it with my new hot glue gun. And then I decided to attempt to make a new one for him.