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Friday, February 15, 2008

The Laundry is Waiting

This week has been a full week! Ethan and I have multiple things going on that have caused me to get quite behind on dishes, laundry, and cleaning. Even so, I thought I would sit down and give my feet and mind a break for a few minutes and put a post on.

One of the things that has happened this week is that Ethan has started writing for epicurious.com. They are the online magazine for Bon Appetit and Gourmet. They were looking for a farmer to blog for them and asked him after they stumbled across his blog. This has actually been in the works for about a month, but this week his posts just started showing up. You can find his posts in the Epi-log section, or you can go to his bio on the left side of the Epi-log and click on the link to his posts. I will also be putting a link on the right side of my blog that will take you to his posts. I'm very proud of him! He has been very diligent in learning as much as he can about sustainable agriculture and in sharing what he has learned on his blog, The Beginning Farmer. Hopefully this will encourage a lot of food lovers to buy from local farmers.

Also this week, Ethan has been getting ready for the Valentine's Banquet that his youth group puts on. This year they are doing "A Taste of Italy". Yesterday we went shopping for decorations, today Ethan is putting together lasagna to serve 60, and I am making the desserts. I am making 4 pans of Royal Chocolate Cake (1 fudge, 1 strawberry, and 2 caramel) and 2 pans of Cheesecake Pudding Delight. You can find their recipes here. The hardest part is making all of these and not being able to eat any!!




Here is a side view of the Cheesecake Pudding Delight. For the Valentine's Banquet, we described it as: Cheesecake, vanilla pudding, and chocolate pudding layered over a delicate crust. I think that this one is my favorite.

The Chocolate Royal Cake is equally as dangerous though. It was described as: Sweetened chocolate cake with a layer of caramel, fudge, or strawberry - topped with cool whip.




The last thing that has been going on this week is a continuation of something that we have been working with for a few weeks now. I really can't go into many details now, but hopefully will be able to in a few more weeks. It just involves LOTS of phone calls, e-mails, and time! If we ever pop into your mind, we would be so thankful if you took a second to pray for discernment and wisdom with our new project. I hope to update everyone soon!

4 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Sounds intriguing (your last paragraph that is). I'll be praying for you and hoping it turns out the way you want/expect. I cannot wait to see pictures of the deserts - every recipe I have tried of yours is awfully yummy. . . .

Kris

Bradley Barnyard Beginnings said...

You do sound awful busy;) I decided to take a break as well after just returning from my missions trip from Nicaragua. Lot's to catch up on including Laundry;) Congrats to Ethan and you are definately in my prayers. Blessings
Reg

QuiltedSimple said...

I've tagged you for an excellent blog - see my blog post from Friday for the graphics. I've really enjoyed reading your blog the last few weeks.
Kris

QuiltedSimple said...

Those deserts look to die for yummy. I'll have to try them out this week. See how long they will last at our house.
Kris

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