I had a complicated last few days (who hasn´t right?) Nothing that will matter later though. All is solvable but I still got very irritated.
After having dented my car against a column – 20 minutes after having been congratulated on it´s ¨impeccable condition¨ – it was my duty to attend a funeral yesterday.
Funerals and hospitals don´t suit me well you see? and I know this, but sometimes I do have to attend one or the other and just hope for the best.
It didn´t work this time, and even though I always found the deceased person adorable and such a joy, let´s just say his nickname since youth was … ¨Badper¨ as in Bad Person? There must have still been some heaviness in there even at 90!
Today, after I mustered the stamina to get out of bed, I began to bake a very tropical version of the French Christmas Yule Log Cake (Bûche de Noël). Why? because to some people in my family it is not Christmas unless there is a Bûche!
The original family recipe is magnificent in taste, but every time I make it I feel as if I´m handing a loaded gun to everyone who eats it. Yes, a gun loaded with cholesterol and everything nice like that!
The American Recipes – and by American I mean the Continent and not the Country – give me the alternative to choose my weapon. Loaded with sugar instead of butter like the French variety, it makes me feel like I have an actual choice between diabetes and clogged arteries. Hey … at least we can choose, right?
Anyway my ¨tropicalization¨ of the recipe called for a mango coulis instead of the French Crème Pâtissière for the filling (ducking now, don´t kill me!) Mangoes unavailable I was handed passion fruit instead, and … just as expected, it just did not work texture wise.
After such failure and when I had just decided to go ahead and cook my very un-French Cornish Hens (they taste better the day after. This tradition comes from yet another side of the family) a transformer exploded and I was left with no electricity plus a defective power surge protector for my computer equipment which I now have to replace.
It´s past my midnight now and I´m still waiting for my Cornish Hens to cool just enough to stick ´em in the fridge. My stress however, will the thrown in the rubbish! Will yours follow?
From Slightly Fashionable to all of our lovely, beautiful readers and sponsors:
Thank you for your patience, kind love, understanding and loyalty!
May you all be Blessed!
The ultimate summer gown, against a winterish background inside a wonderful SIM (Let it Snow!). Made in gauzy fabric with delicate eyelets and ruffled tiers. Sleeveless. Slightly transparent throughout the bodice and vaporous towards the floor.
I thought this to be the perfect dress for my current season yet festive enough to be representative of the Holidays.
Dead Dollz – Hoars Gown in White. Chary – Bracelets. MM – Earrings. Vitalis Animatum Poses – Cute. Ariskea – Headdress. Hair by Little Bones.
Billy Idol – Yellin’ At The Xmas Tree
Christmas en famille à la française