Monday, December 19, 2011

Sugar Overload

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This weekend was the first half of Christmas celebrations with the family. My task was to make meatballs and a dessert for my family's Christmas Party on Saturday. I have made meatballs before and they were awesome, but this time I strayed from Carol Fenster and found a random recipe online. I had to triple the recipe and I'm terrible at adjusting things... and well, I wound up with two trays of sawdust. Two hours before I was supposed to go home for the party.

The night before, I made the cake that was supposed to be dessert. I used a Gluten Free Pantry box mix. I checked it with a toothpick when it was supposed to be done and the toothpick came out clean so I took it out of the oven to cool. Lo and behold, it fell in the middle and it wasn't cooked all the way. Fail. Fail. Fail. So I frosted it anyway and decided to just keep it for myself.

On my way down to Plymouth I stopped at Stop & Shop and picked up pre-made meatballs and a cookie cake. Neither of which I can eat, but what are you going to do? Fortunately there were plenty of other dishes to choose from. My cousin made sausage, peppers, onions and potatoes in the crock pot, that was my favorite dish of the night! I also had keilbasa, salad, potato salad, ham, and I brought my cake to have for dessert.

Sunday afternoon was a family party with B's step-mother's family. It was a lot of fun and we went home with a plate of desserts and his new Patriots sweatshirt from the Yankee Swap. We decided it was going to be a night of indulgence, so I broke out the rest of my sad little cake and some more frosting, since most if it peeled off with the tin foil..  I didn't eat much more of it, and had to throw away the rest. I have been eating so much junk food!! I am looking forward to cleaning it up after the holidays! I think I've gained about 10 pounds... YUCK!

1 comment:

Liz said...

Oh how I can relate to your story! I'm glad there were other gluten-free options for you at the party. (Is it weird that I find the photo of the cake really appetizing?)