Sunday, July 26, 2009

My own recipe...

Try Lizs exploding flaming crumbly cake today!!
Heres the story.
I went to play paintball with some skaters, horrible idea. It was very painful! But Anthonys buying me a sundae for playing more than one game, haha. I got some nice welts on my head, butt, arm and leg. Here are some of my battle wounds:

Then, I went to make this amazing chocolate butter cake ive been planning ALL WEEK. The batter is perfect. It smells amazing. Then, I open the oven door to check on it, it had exploded all over the oven, then caught fire! Im like wow for real?? This is really gonna happen right now?? So im thinking. How do I put out a fire in the oven? I blow on it, swat it with the oven mit, didnt work. im like well, I know water in an oven might be a not so great idea but here goes. I sprinkled some water in there and POOF there goes my visibility. I got the cakes the hell outta there and spent a good half hour scraping the mess off the sides and top of the cake pan and in the oven, but there is good news! the cakes are still edible and DELICIOUS. So im like oh I can just put these here on the cooling rack. Then it tipped over and stuck to the pan while other parts of it proceeded to stay on the cooling rack...theres goes my cake. But even though I can no longer stack and frost it, it still tastes amazing. So im gonna put it in a plastic bag in chunks and call it chocolate crumble. mmm. Meanwhile, Anthony is calling Nick and Terri to "get back to the house, NOW." because he didnt trust I had the situation under control. So now I guess im on kitchen probation according to Anthony, and he will explain that when he gets home. Oops...

PS I just finished scooping the remnants of the cake into a plastic bag...the thing is, its probably some of the best chocolate cake ive ever tasted :)

Heres some chocolate banana bread I successfully made yesterday

Thursday, July 23, 2009

new place

So I finally have internet on my own computer! That means more regular posts. I moved in with some other people on my team in a house in north salt lake, Anthony, Nick, and Terri (who sometimes records our practices and takes really cool pictures of other things) and next month Brittany will move in too! Love my room, its bigger than my last one and its downstairs where its nice n cool when its 100 out. like every day. Practice is the same, 8 hour days at the oval, mon-sat. Besides the occasional usually once a month field study I have no life outside skating. I pretty much just come home eat and sleep, haha. BUT! this weekend I plan on making an amazing cake. I was warming up today by making cookies, but I forgot I was at a higher altitude so I burned the bottoms. This is good though, ill know for the cake. Just so you all know Im not actually eating all this, the cookies I actually had to make for nick and terri cuz I lost a bet, lol. Ive lost 4 lbs since I started that diet, Jun wants me to lose 4 more. Also, the reason I had time to make cookies today was because I didnt go to practice this morning. I was just so incredibly beat up and exhausted from so many hard weeks in a row. I woke up, got dressed, and sat there for like 10 minutes fighting with myself debating wether I should actually go or not. I ultimately decided I would just suck in practice if I went like I have the past week and went back to bed. I think it was a wise decision, I might not have made it through the 2nd workout today if I hadnt skipped the first one. I guess I did pretty well, Jun gave me a pat on the back instead of a whack, haha!

Heres some pics from last sundays weather balloon launch.
(Thats me with the balloon!)

The sounding (data) from the balloon. Red is temp, blue is dew point, where they meet is a cloud.