I feel like I’m going cross-eyed with how busy I’ve been. Have I mentioned how much I hate being busy? Ok, I did go out to dinner last night and that was fun even though it added to my overstuffed schedule it was an enjoyable break from the craziness and drunkenness of the last week. I got to see blog-a-phobe KT and fellow TWD-er Beth (if CB would just move her butt to MA I would have seen her too). Then today at work my boss was whining that in the last week since I got my new work comp I haven’t been able to get 2 weeks of work re-input in addition to my regular workload. Ya, that’s 3 weeks worth of work in one week. I’m sick of him whining so I had to bring work home tonight and waste 3 hours re-doing work I’ve already done. Damn you Quickbooks and your stupid backup failure the day before my comp died and fried my poor hard drive.
In the middle of doing work I took a break to do the one thing that relaxes me most. I baked! Well, that’s kinda a lie. Sleeping relaxes me more, but we’re talking about non sleep related things. In case you’re wondering what my #3 most relaxing thing is, I’ll tell you. It’s chopping veggies. Oh I love it, I could do it all day. I’m tired and rambling can you tell?
On to the torte goodness … I love pureeing Oreos. I did it with the TWD marshmallows and they’re just so much fun and the powder is so yummy. You know you tasted it too. I was a little worried that my oreo crust needed more butter, but as always Dorie knows best and after it baked it was perfect. Then came the PB moose (hehe Moose is the best way to spell it who cares if it’s wrong). I’ll be honest here, Dorie didn’t know best. I tasted the mousse before adding the cream and I liked it better. I’m all about the PB. I skipped the ganache because my buddy Beth mentioned last night that she thought it was too much. I think I would have to agree more chocolate would have been good for G and bad for me. Since I’m the baker what I say goes.
My only real complaint is the waiting time. Of course I fixed that by cooling all the steps in the freezer, which went just fine until the very end when I went to release my springform pan. The PB filling was a wee bit frozen to the sides so there was a bit of split-age on one part (you can see it in the picture). I’m a thinker though so I fixed that lickity split. I just got a warm cloth and rubbed it around the edge of the pan. Volia! Perfect loosening.
I love s’mores. I adore them, they’re just delightful. I heard marshmallow and thought mmm s’more cupcakes. Then cupcake hero entries started showing up in my google reader and guess what, everyone else likes s’mores just as much as I do. Time to rethink my plan of attack.
I spent up until the last day procrastinating of figuring out my new plan of attack. At first I was going to do chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow swirl and PB frosting, but then I remembered that I have a bunch of ripe bananas that were just waiting to be made …
I’ll be taking a new pic of the middle tomorrow because this one is ugg-o, but it’s late and not happening now
Turkey sandwiches are good, but they will never compare to my absolute favorite sandwich, the beloved peanut butter and banana. I don’t remember the first time I had a peanut butter and banana sandwich, but I do know that from the time I first tried them I knew they would be my friend forever (yes I’m friends with sandwiches :P). And when you think of sandwiches that involve peanut butter, second to jelly you think of fluff. Even though CB was disappointed in my change of plans because she doesn’t like bananas (little whiner) I wasn’t changing my mind.
These really reminded me of PB Banana and fluff sandwiches and I couldn’t be happier. MMMmmm
Recipes after the break