Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

I finally did it! I made Baked Alaska, number 3 on my thirteen by thirteen list. I figured why not work down to the wire and do it right before 2013? Plus it feels like a festive sort of thing, so New Years Eve it is.

It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, and the kids sure loved it. (My weird husband doesn't like cake OR ice cream OR meringue, the party pooper. But he did at least try it).

I made my own black forest chocolate cake, topped it with the ice cream (I sent my husband to the store, so we are using Maple Pecan ice cream. No comment.) and I used Martha Stewart's recipe for Swiss Meringue to insulate it. Tada!

Well, I wish I could say I was going to do something fabulous tonight, but we've spent two days cleaning camping gear, doing eight thousands loads of laundry, and cutting up, marinating, and vacuum sealing a ton of deer meat. All while hacking up our lungs with the flu. I'm dead on my feet and I keep pausing mid-job to stare off into space from pure exhaustion. My head feels like it weighs a million pounds and is stuffed with very wet wool. This state of being is not conducive with hanging out till midnight to party in the New Year.

Plus, nobody we know is having a party.

I guess we'll have to be satisfied with some bacon-wrapped deer tenderloin, homemade bread, mashed potatoes, and baked Alaska. And champagne! Even if all it does is send our poor flu-ey selves straight to sleep. :)

Happy New Year everyone!


rachel.lyn said...

been sick here too since last suuuuuuuucks. Still coughing but finally feeling clear headed and functional!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Um sounds like a great celebration! That kind of ice cream. Hahah! Husbands. My man tried to make that for me one time when we were throwing a dinner party early on in our marriage. Yeah, we ended up with a melted mess! But, it was the thought...

the ark said...

Your dessert looks wonderful! What an accomplishment to make something so fancy-schmancy and have it turn out well.
I laughed out loud at the picture of you suddenly stopping everything and gazing off into space...I do that too and I don't even have the flu to blame!
Hope you feel better soon,