Monday, January 24, 2011

Warning: You Will Drool.

Top of the muffin to you! And indeed, today has been the tip top of the most decadent muffin ever baked. The first reason being that I'm forever done taking the dreaded GRE. Today I took it for the second and final time, and I couldn't be more relieved. The second reason I'm comparing this dreary, rainy Monday to a delicious breakfast food is because tomorrow is my birthday, which is a pretty freaking big deal around this house. We get the kids up around 4:30 and give them specific instructions on how I want my breakfast in bed this year. The reason we get them up so early is because it takes them hours to perfect it. Last year I sent them downstairs 8 times to try again. They never did quite nail the quiche, but I got so antsy around 3 pm that I told them, "Screw it" and ate it as was.

Nope, thats not true. I don't have children. I'm only 22, man. 

As an early birthday present, my best gal pal (Brandi R. Roberts, known to me as "B" or "Bran"), drove to my home and delivered this:

THIS, my friends, is a butterfinger banana cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting. OH. MY. GOD. It is so delicious. You see, B is an outstanding baker of treats. She has collected fabulous & fancy kitchen gadgets over the past couple of years, and loves to bake delicious desserts for special occasions. You'd think this would be more than enough of a birthday surprise, but in fact, she also presented me with a brand new already seasoned cast iron skillet (been wanting one so bad!) and a double boiler. I'm so excited! I love getting kitchen supplies. 
The legit cake pictured above was captured with another one of my birthday surprises. My parents got me a digital camera (the Nikon that Ashton Kutcher endorses?) and said to me, "Quit taking crappy pictures with your iPhone and make something of that bogus blog of yours!" And so I will. PS, they didn't say that to me. In fact, they didn't say anything to me. I'm not even sure if that camera was intended for me, I just found a taped up Amazon box hidden in my mother's closet and assumed it was mine. Life goes on.

I made homemade spaghetti & meatballs this weekend, and had full intentions of posting the pictures + recipe, however it didn't occur to me that I was the one responsible for taking the pictures until I was biting into my second meatball. Too late. Sorry to flake out, I'm new at blogging. Check back with me this week for a homemade pop-tart recipe. I won't let you down.

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