I’ve been busy today. Since opening presents, I’ve washed about 3 sinkfuls of dishes, done a load of laundry, rearranged a few things in the kitchen & cooked up a storm. I made the Chocolate Truffle Cake I mentioned in my last post. Ever since my mom gave me my copy of the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook 10 years ago (the good old red plaid one!), I’ve been wanting to make this cake.
This doesn’t happen to me very often, but after eating this, I decided I’ve had enough chocolate for awhile. It’s rich, decadent, and I’ve got a bit of a stomachache from too much sugar throughout today.
While that was cooling and before I started on dinner, I got to work on hanging up my new trivets and finding a spot for my mug rack.
When we first moved in, I hadn’t yet gotten that spice rack (Jay bought it for me later as a birthday present), but where it’s hanging is originally where that trivet was. I moved it over the stove once Jay gave me that rack. I shuffled a few things around on the counters to make room for the mug rack:
At the moment, there’s space for one more mug. The majority of the mugs are mine, with the exception of Jay’s Empire Strikes Back mug from when he was a kid. I think I should find a mug for the bambino now.
I putzed around long enough that I didn’t end up with time to make my dinner rolls as planned. Instead, I decided to attempt some Yorkshire pudding:
I will say that I don’t think I’m going to make this on a regular basis, only because my roasting pan is going to be a pain in the you-know-what to clean. I have it filled with soapy water in the sink at the moment. The pudding was pretty tasty, though. I’ve only ever had Yorkshire pudding one other time, but this was decent (I thought). It went well with my roast:
And once dinner was done, Jay settled down with the bambino to watch Star Wars. And even though I’m exhausted, we had a very good Christmas.