We *heart* Ina!

Posted in Fun Stuff, Main at 2:56 am by carrie

So… as you know… we’ve been obsessed with the Dish Network yadda yadda yadda.

Personally, I’ve been watching the food network. I must say… the Barefoot Contessa and the Ace of Cakes are my favorite. The other night… I made…

Filet of Beef au Poivre with parmesan and roasted garlic smashed potatoes. I set the table with my favorite linens, cloth napkins and my favorite plates with the “Blue Heaven” pattern. (Oh my… I just checked out that page… must. collect. them. all. eek! A new obsession! But… I have the iced tea glasses, never to touch human lips again, a teapot, and many of the fire king pieces. I think I grabbed them when they weren’t as expensive as they are now… I got my first plate for 50 cents…)
We got our meat from our local “specialty meat store” (they do sell kangaroo, rattle snake and turtle meats… but we’ll stick with what we know for this adventure!) Harmony Farms. They are awesome! The meat was fresh and the guys there really know what they are talking about. Their chicken is wonderful! You ask for one breast, and you really get enough for two.
We washed it all down with unfiltered cranberry juice and some merlot. Although, we’ve seen Sideways… remember:
Jack: If they want to drink Merlot, we’re drinking Merlot.
Miles Raymond: No, if anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am NOT drinking any f*****g Merlot!
What a gentleman… both of them actually. Although a strange film, we really enjoyed it. The merlot wasn’t THAT good… I used the rest the next day for some chicken I saw on Everyday Italian…
I digress… again….

Friday evening, Alicia and I baked a cake. I burned it… but we did some strategic cutting.

6 sticks of butter and 4 pounds of sugar later… we had something that was quite edible. Pictures will be shown soon as I wanted to be sure to mark the momentous event of my first cake building session! yay!


  1. Tyn said,

    August 27, 2006 at 10:41 am

    ooohhh- I have a single “blue heaven” plate from my grandmother… I love it, and didn’t know what it was. Thanks!
    p.s. I love butter and sugar

  2. Holly said,

    September 4, 2006 at 3:18 pm

    I just adore all your pictures. I can’t wait to see this famous cake! ;-)

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