SmartPower 5 Speed Electronic Hand Mixer passed on at a ripe old age of 10+ years, while residing in Southeast Orlando, Florida. The mixer is survived by a beautfiul red Kitchenaid Stand Mixer and two whisks. The mixer died Tuesday morning at 7:45AM making cream cheese frosting for a thank you party. Attempts to revive did not work and repair was deemed-impossible. The hand mixer lived life whipping hundreds of pounds of mashed potatoes, creaming butter and sugar for cookies and gently mixing brownie batters. The mixer served youth groups and soup kitchens, family holidays and intimate dinners for two faithfully and will be laid to rest Thursday morning with Waste Management of Orange County. It will be missed.
an event at work that we collaborated with Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child and a local church happened last night. About 8 ‘International’ food trucks showed up and somehow I went all-American with a burger and mini doughnuts. The burger was actually a tiny bit obscene and I didn’t actually know what I had ordered until I ate it. It had all your regular cheeseburger stuff plus a couple of ‘trying to make a name for yourself’ extras – onion ring, mozzarella sticks & ‘pink’ sauce. I think we raised awareness in our immediate community for both the church & Operation Christmas Child. It was good to just open up the doors and let people in for a look around the Discovery Center too who were just driving by and saw the extra lights and stopped in at the food trucks. Cheers to #31days being finished! Please consider packing a shoebox for a child in need this holiday season.
should technically be done with this #31days exercise. But alas and alack-I’ve now consumed the 31st meal and am just sitting down to write 30. Can’t do it all and can’t worry about it either. I used to get fairly worked up about being ‘behind’ on the blog. Behind in whose eyes? Only mine and when I get to that point I realize, hey-I’m just where I am. Not behind or beholden. A blogging friend also wrote about the same idea here. Everything on here was originally just for me-to see if I could/would do it. #31days has been an exercise in roughly that same thing. Is anyone interested in seeing what we consume? Are there any recipes I should share with the world? So, on to dinner. Last night we took what was probably one last stroll through 2013 Epcot Food & Wine Festival. It was a mediumly less hot evening and it was nice to go along without the beating sun. I think the food actually benefits from not being in the searing sunlight too. I tried a few last dishes that I hadn’t had on earlier visits this year including a really nice trout dish. Pan roasted trout (skin on) with minus 8 maple syrup vinaigrette with frisee. The fish was really moist (yeah, I said moist). We tried a lot of other tasty morsels throughout the night as well. Noteably for the price were two Dole pineapple fritters-super hot slices of pineapple fried and dusted with powdered sugar for only $2. We also tried the ‘Apf Struooodel’ (Apple studel to you laymen) which was covered in Werthers caramel. Ah, caramel. We have a weakness for it. I bought a fun Christmas ornament in Germany-a fun brat with mustard on a bun. Sounds lame but is super fun-blown glass vintage looking awesomeness. My boss said the other day, at least you have a theme… (food she meant) and it’s true-we manage to stick to it most of the time. Our whole tree isn’t covered in food or anything but there are a few fruits and assorted meat products.