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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Week 3 Pantry Clean out Challenge and A Misadventure at the same time.

Another week, another week to attempt to reduce the amount of stuff I stored in my pantry.  This week I actually got a chance to cook everything....I WIN!  I was good and actually planned out what I was going to make instead of just winging it (like normal :D).  Thank you for the kind words from my last failed attempt.  It got me motivated to try to clean out the pantry.  I even was able to use a few other stuff I had stored away :D.  I also used one of the ingredients twice.  Good for me :D 
Here is my working ingredients
Dried Apricots - Cookies (Misadventure)
Corn Flour - Cake and Cookies (Misadventure)
Ginger Bread Cookie mix - Cookies for The Daughter
Chickpea - Mexican Stew
White Chocolate Chips - I actually didn't have any in the house so I used semisweet - Cookies (Misadventure)

At the start of the week -4
Dried Apricots, Corn Flour, Chocolate Chips - + 5
Corn Flour - +1 (I added another point since I used it twice)
Ginger Bread - +1
Chickpea - + 1
End of the week +4
Week 4 Ingredients
Dried Figs
Semolina Flour
Whole wheat spaghetti (I have 4 packages.....4!)
Coconut (I believe I have a whole tree my pantry.  I have no idea where all of them came from either)
Imitation cream cheese (Let's just say, I was making a lot of cheesecake and for some reason I got the wrong one, OK like 24 boxes of the wrong kind.  Did you know groceries won't let you return them after you bought them 10 minutes prior)
These are my ingredients and hopefully I'm sticking to it. 
Here are some pics and maybe a recipe on what I make :D
The Daughter Making Ginger Bread cookies with The Husband
 I actually made homemade Marshmallow Fondant that I got from Cake Journal.  You will never go back to regular fondant! 
I made a Victoria Sponge cake created by Nigella Lawson that was shared by Tomayto Tomaaahto.
Could you figure out what I'm trying to make? 
It is Rocket from Little Einstein.  I totally have to improve on my free hand work.  The Husband even helped me put it on the cake (That was not a pretty sight).  But it was a great attempt for my first time carving :D.
Here is my Misadventure!  Cookies are not my Enemy!  I can't get it right no matter what I do.  I don't get it.  Any suggestions?
I just stuck it in here because I thought it was a cute picture :D 


  1. OMG, what a cutie!

    Great minds think alike; I was just googling marshmallow fondant this morning.:)

  2. What a great cake - and she is having way too much fun!

  3. Looks like your having a ball. Regarding you misadventure. So many thing could have gone wrong: oven temperature, temperature of butter and other wet ingredients, amount of time mixed etc. Try following a recipe that is very detailed and or perhaps try an oven thermometer (oven temps vary greatly). Check cookies to see if they are done, at the shortest recommeded amount of time. I wish you lots of successful cookies. :)

  4. Ohh.....your daughter is so so so cute and also the cake.

  5. That is awesome. I just made marshmallow fondant last week for a cake and I have to agree...once you make it yourself you'll never go back to the store bought stuff.

  6. what a great challenge! Looks like you had fun!

  7. Most important is that you had fun doing it!! Great attempt!