Monday, May 30, 2011

Chocolate Cake for Breakfast!

For those old enough to remember "Bill Cosby, Himself," you get the joke.  For those youngsters, Bill Cosby used to be more interesting than Jell-O Pudding Pops.

Okay, it wasn't chocolate cake, but angel food cake with homemade, vanilla bean whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and chocolate sauce, all made by my kick-ass mom and my beautiful daughter, Beverlee.  So, my mom decided that we have a new family tradition: birthday cake for breakfast, since we're all too full after dinner to devour sugar.

Fun, fun, fun.  Bev rocked the tortilla press for the plantains last night, as always.  That's always her job for Cuban night.  She's also a fantastic cheese grater, pot stirrer, and blueberry picker.  We need more blueberries...

I spent most of today napping with Howie, our quickly deteriorating Maine Coon, and trying to recover from being up until 3 a.m.  At 11:00 a.m., only my mom was awake.  We all crashed so hard.

Unfortunately, Bev has to go back to school tomorrow, Mom and Lou have to go to work, and I'm left alone to watch Fame reruns all day.

Ess, bench, sei a mensch!



  1. "Dad is great! Give us the chocolate cake!"

    A truly great weekend. Happy birthday, one more time. :-)

  2. I can't stop laughing at this! Lou and I LOVE that routine by Bill Cosby! Even those of us with only one kid can get sucked into the "praise for cake" breakfast routine.


Scram, bitch, I'm on a break.

Recent Meals

  • Grilled (in the rain) marinated top sirloin w/my Steak Frite and London Pub Sauce
  • Fried chayote
  • Roasted aubergine, zucchini, and yellow squash
  • Soft garlic sandwich rolls, and we made meatball sandwiches
  • Sirloin rubbed with cardamom-laced Turkish coffee
  • Chocolate truffles w/rum and bourbon
  • Petit fours
  • Florentine cookies drizzled with chocolate
  • 13-Bean soup w/parmesan rind and leftover ham
  • Apple spice cardamom muffins
  • Guinnes-injected pot roast
  • Cran-blueberry corn muffins
  • Spaghetti and meatballs - basic, but always a hit in this house
  • Hummus w/roasted garlic, olive, red pepper, and smoked paprika
  • Veggie stirfry w/julienned baby carrots, green peppers, garlic, chickpeas, and balsamic, served over Chinese Black Forbidden Rice
  • Ginger-carrot cake
  • Ginger cranberry mojito
  • Lime-cranberry-mint-strawberry seltzer
  • Lavender-mint iced tea
  • Trip to Beirut: Shish taouk, shish kebab, halvah, garlic naan, rice pilaf w/figs, raisins, and pecans, w/my famous lemon-mint-garlic Lebanese potatoes
  • London Broil w/a wilted spinach and mustard green salad with a bacon, balsamic, and mustard dressing
  • Sweet and red potato pancakes w/zucchini and peppers w/chicken apple sausage
  • Italian wedding soup w/homemade croutons and meatballs
  • "Rock the Casbah" Cardamom, Ginger, Apple Pork Roast w/Armadillo Rice (for you fans of The Clash who remember the cover of Combat Rock)
  • Individual Quiche Lorraine
  • Prosciutto-wrapped beef cubes w/mustard pan sauce
  • Chicken Sausage w/garlic naan and dijon mustard - Lou and I were really drunk.
  • Salt potatoes, mixed fingerlings, lightly mashed, with lot of butter
  • Focaccia w/garlic, onions, mozarella and cherry tomatoes
  • Rosemary and lavender bread
  • Spicy greens and spinach salad w/fresh mozzarella pearls, strawberries, and a strawberry vinegarette
  • Polenta casserole w/cheese and squash baked IN acorn squash halves