Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cute Food.



There is a Thing Of Which We Do Not Speak today. The community of those of us who live with this same chronic condition, this Thing Of Which We Do Not Speak, have decided that we're taking a day off.  As George put it, “We are more than a disease - a lot more.  Tomorrow is a day to share some of that. There are many facets to each one of us and since we do talk so much about our D lives, we maybe miss some other cool stuff about each other."

So here, today, I will share something else about myself: my love of making cute food, and my according affinity for the kitchen gadgets that help make them.

I find it kind of funny, because I don’t think of myself as the traditional ‘domestic goddess’ or whatever. I’m not all that girly – I’d much rather be wearing jeans and a t-shirt than a dress. I dread having to color my hair or get it cut. High heels? HA! Not likely.

But, for some reason, I totally dig food prep. Specifically, baking and appetizer assembly. Something about the presentation and preparation of food really appeals to me – it’s a calming ritual, in a way. I had a brief stint as a Pampered Chef consultant, but my lack of hard selling skills put a swift end to it after a few months. I’m actually okay with that, because I ended up getting some pretty neat kitchen tools in the process.

My husband and I like to have people over often, so it gives me a lot of opportunities to try stuff out. Here are a few of my favorites.

Cream Cheese Penguins.  On a penguin plate, of course.


Guacamole Deviled Eggs.  They are delicious,
and yes, those are Wheat Thins.


Baby Cupcakes! 


And, of course, Baby Bottle Mini-Cupcakes.

12 comments:

  1. Awesome! The penguins are spectacular - you may need to share step by step!

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  2. You are quite talented, my dear. :)

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  3. What?! Those are fantastic! You could open an appetizer and dessert bar AND IT WOULD BE AWESOME. I'll help you with the nutrition labeling and allergy warnings. :D

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  4. SAMPLES PLEASE!!!!!

    Love all this stuff. So cool.

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  5. OMG. I second Jason's emotion. I *must* know how to make those penguins. My penguin-obsessed 10-year-old freaked out when she saw them!!

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  6. Thanks all! Now I know what my D-Feast Friday post will be...

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  7. You sound like me... not so girly, no heels or otherwise uncomfortable shoes, jeans and t-shirts all the way, and I dread going to get my hair done which sucks since I really like having red hair. I do like to cook though. Your creations are fabulous, very creative, and well, of course, I give thumbs up to that! And I'm with George - I totally want samples ;)

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  8. Come visit me in Nebraska; we'll have a Cute Food Feast! I will even include bacon somewhere...

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  9. I have to confess that I would never eat the cream cheese penguins, because I'm not a cream cheese/olive person.......but you know what? That's okay. Because then I could just admire them FOREVER. :D

    Can you post the recipe for guacamole deviled eggs for next week's D-Feast Friday?? I swoon for guac!

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  10. Oh my goodness, I want to come eat at your house!!

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