Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weekend Highlights Round Two

Hey guys. I had a little free time and thought I might as well spend it blogging about everything I ate on the weekend that I didn't have time to blog about!

I'll start off with friday evening, where I had a lovely stuffed pork tenderloin with some simple steamed beans and carrots for dinner (mother made).

It was so tender!

Saturday night the entire Flanagan household got lazy and we got take-out Chinese! We ordered this feast from the most bizarre place ever...Panda Hut Express (on 23rd Ave). Okay...I guess it's not that bizarre, but I had never ordered Chinese food from an old Burger King (or whatever it was) before. The play place was still securely located in the corner of the restaurant.

However, I must admit: play place and all...Panda Hut produces some pretty tasty take-out.

So here it is, my greasy saturday night meal in all it's glory:

After dinner Ashley came over and the two of us whipped up (literally...I think it took us an hour, clean-up included...impressive, I know) a double batch of cupcakes for our friend Alex's birthday!

They definitely were not the most aesthetically pleasing cupcakes that have ever come out of this house, but they did the trick!

Basic White Cake

1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoon milk (I used almond milk)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Line a muffin pan with paper liners
Cream together the butter and sugar, then beat in the eggs (one at a time), and add the vanilla.
Mix in the flour and milk, be sure not to over beat!
Spoon batter into the prepared pans.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Basic Butter Icing

1/2 cup butter
4 cups icing sugar
1 tablespoon corn syrup
3-4 tablespoons milk (or almond milk)

Beat all ingredients together.
Note: I kind of just threw this icing together without measuring, however I think these measurements should work pretty well! Play with the amounts until you've got a great icing consistency, just make sure to use enough icing sugar so you don't get that awful "straight butter" taste!

And that's my weekend in food finally re-told on wednesday! Happy baking!




Chef Aimee said...

Sometimes there is nothing better on a Friday night than greasy chinese food! ;)

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