Category Archives: food

Poor neglected blawg

This guy hasn’t seen enough love lately, so I thought I’d start posting some of my slightly-less-boring lunches fo’ work.

6/29/10:  Sammich and fruitish things

Sammich:  turkey, Muenster, cucumber and green ranch dressing on 1/3 of a wheat hoagie

Fresh strawburries and some old skool black olives.  MMMMMMMMMMM.

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Tastes like summer

Fresh pears and peaches with ginger, cinnamon, dark brown sugar and whipped cream.

What is this??

Another post?

:D

I’m currently living in a new city for my engineering internship.  I have my own kitchen, a bathroom all to myself AND plenty of free time to make things.

Things like…food?

It was hella hard taking photos of this stuff.

Four Layer Dessert, or Ghetto Chocolate Cream Pie

  • Layer One:  Le Crust

*1.5 cups of flour

*1/2 cup of butter

Melt ze butter (completely!) and stir in the flour; it’ll be thick and firm, like a dry pie crust dough.  Pat this crumbly mess into an ungreased 9″x13″ pan and bake for 10 minutes at 350F (176C).  This time may vary depending on your oven, so watch closely!  You want the crust to be very light, but slightly firm to the touch.  When it cools it should be slightly crumbly.

Let the crust cool completely.  Do not pass “Go” until this occurs.

  • Layer Two:  The Creamy Goo

*8 oz. room temperature cream cheese

*1 cup of confectioner’s sugar

*an 8 oz. container of Coo’ Whip

Use an electric mixer, preferably handheld and from the 80’s, to whip the cream cheese and sugar together.  Add in about half a container of Coo’ Whip, maybe more if you’re feeling frisky.  Spread this on top of the cooled crust.  Proceed to the next step;  don’t bother washing the equipment, there aren’t any hygienic concerns ’round these here parts.

  • Layer Three:  The proof of the pudding

*2 boxes of instant pudding (I used 1 chocolate and 1 vanilla, but I’d recommend using chocolate for both)

*3 cups of milk (any milk will work, I don’t care what you prefer)

Pour the milk into a large bowl.  Dump the pudding mixes on top of the milk and mix like crazy with the electric mixer.  The pudding will be slightly set, but pourable, after about two minutes.  Dump it on top of the cream cheese business and put it in the fridge, covered, for about six hours (or overnight) to make sure that sucker’s good and set.

Layer Four:  Coo’ Whip

*an 8 oz. container of Coo’ Whip

Spread some creamy goodness all over that pudding.  Spread it nice and thick.  Mmmmm.

I love this ‘recipe’ because you can do what you like to change it.  Don’t like chocolate?  Use butterscotch or cheesecake or banana pudding, or make some old-school homemade-stove-top pudding.  You’d rather use a graham cracka crust?  Be my guest, that sounds friggin delicious.  You like REAL whipped cream instead of Coo’ Whip? Go for it, I’ll try not to judge you.

Just a quick blorp

The cake, though I thought it was a little ugly, was deemed a success.  I’ll have to get pictures from my parents’ camera once I move home.  The icing/filling and the cake(s) tasted pretty awesome, too.  I highly recommend trying the cake recipe.

SURPRIIIIISE

Unfortunately, the fondant cracked in some places.  Boooo!

Recipes used:

Cake

Fondant

Icing

Sneakypeek

Is it a cloud?

Maybe a pillow, or perhaps a dumpling.

Hey!

Sorry for not being around for the past month.  Things have been a little hectic and suchlike, and I never really did anything worth writing about.   I do have a fancypants food project coming up tomorrow/Saturday, so if you’re still reading this thing you’d best get excited.

It involves

CAKE

as well as

MY PARENTS’ 30th ANNIVERSARY

so it’s gonna be pretty sweet.