Cool Picture of a "Bird on a Wire" I took on Friday morning from the window.
Thursday night was my first Cake Decorating class. We learned how to make a perfect buttercream icing (involving margerine to my dismay), how to cut a cake for filling, how to make a rose, and how to properly ice a cake. Next week we are bringing in an already iced cake and learning how to transfer cartoon characters onto our cakes from looking at a picture. I quickly signed up for course #3 (Fondant and Gum) which are mainly used for wedding cakes after the first class. I think I am going to have a lot of fun.
Last week I also tried Isa's tofu scramble from Vegan With a Vengeance. I do not know why I didn't try this before. I have had the book forever. It was sooooo yummy. This is coming from someone who is not really a fan of tofu. Ryan didn't enjoy it as much as I did but he still ate the whole thing regardless. Good man :) I also tried the vegan sausage recipe from Vegan Dad's blog and was pleasantly surprised. I may add some more red pepper flakes next time but we had them on buns off the BBQ. I am going to make a rendition of a Jambalaya this week with the leftover frozen sausages.
This weekend was fairly eventful. We got our upper kitchen cabinets on Friday night and then headed up to Ryan's parents afterward. They just got back from being in Florida for the winter. It was nice to see them. Unfortunately, their house isn't anywhere near baby proof and with 2 dogs plus ours who came along, you can imagine the floors weren't all that clean. Brendan was scooting around on the floor as usual and I was watching him. At one point I saw his hand go in his mouth and like a concerned mother I fished around to grab whatever it was out of his mouth. I didn't find anything. We left to go home and we ended up dropping Brendan off at my mom's as we had plans for the evening to go up to Peterborough for a friend's birthday. 2 hours later, as I am getting ready to leave, I get a call from my sister. They noticed something black and circular in the roof of Brendan's mouth. It didn't appear to be bothering him but they couldn't get it out and were worried he was going to choke on it and so were planning on taking him to the hospital. Frantic, I waited for them to come and get me - I had his health card. I felt so awful and was so worried about him. We got to the hospital and the triage nurse sent us right on through after remarking that she had never seen anything like it. Within 10 minutes, the doctor had come to look at him and got the nurse to hold him (swaddled) while he pulled the piece out with tweezers and Brendan screamed his head off which I guess was a good thing considering the doctor didn't have to pry his mouth open. It ended up that the piece was rubber and likely from the bottom of a chair or other piece of furniture. Luckily everything was okay and Ryan and I could go to our night out. This was such a scary experience. I felt my first wave of serious "motherly worry". Not fun. But this is... Brendan is pulling himself up and standing holding onto things for long periods of time!
Anyway... we had a fabulous night at La Hacienda, an authentic mexican restaurant in Peterborough for my friend Stef's birthday. I enjoyed a tasty fajita platter with rice, veggies, guacamole, sour cream and refried beans. We topped the meal off with a pitcher of Strawberry Margueritas. Delicious.