Tuesday, April 22, 2008

three little words: chocolate covered matzoh

It was a busy weekend. The only logical way to break it down is by carb:

Saturday

  • Lime rickies (or “slutty ricks,” as Tania called them), jalapeño muffins, chocolate-covered cherries, various things made with a pastry tube: all handmade by domestic goddess Amy at her birthday/pool party, all eaten by me.
  • Red velvet cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes, frosting in a big gay rainbow of colors, chocolate chips, sprinkles, peanut M&Ms, lemonheads, orangeheads, cherryheads: assembled by craft goddess Jennifer at her birthday/cupcake-decorating party, all eaten by me.

Sunday

  • Cheese enchiladas, rice and beans, chips, watermelon, deliciously butter-centric dump cake: made by AK’s incredibly sweet mom as proof that my birthday is not just a day but a season, all eaten by me.
  • Veggie meatballs, the fluffiest mashed potatoes in the world, charoset (kind of like sangria after you’ve drunk all the wine out of it), Manishewitz (so wonderfully syrupy, so unlike all other wines), almond macaroons, chocolate-covered matzoh, leftover cupcakes (see above): made by Jody and Christine at their nontraditional Passover seder, which featured activist-feminist retellings of the plague story (think plagues inflicted by the U.S. government and a starring role for Miriam) and only one actual Jew, which meant Jody had to sing all the songs by himself while we joined in for occasional off-key “daiyenus.” All eaten by me.

I’d like to say that I’m done for a while, but there’s one more cupcake in our fridge with my name on it (and O.C.’s face—I made a Team Gato triptych, of which Ferdinand and T-Mec have already been eaten).

12 comments:

jenny said...

Chocolate covered matzoh? YUM! Was it anything like this recipe?

Cheryl said...

Our activist-feminist Passover handbook was careful to remind us that the traditional toast "Next year in Jerusalem!" refers to a metaphorical Jerusalem, not, like, a place you should invade...so I will just say this: Next year with caramel!

Laura and the family said...

Carmel!?! Oh I love this flavor.

CC said...

Seriously. And I mean literal caramel, not metaphorical.

Cheryl said...

Oops, that was Cheryl talking (from C.C.'s computer). But I'm sure she likes caramel too.

Tracy Lynn said...

UMMMMMMMM. Carby.

Christine (& Jody) said...

We want to be "___"-goddesses too.

Don Cummings said...

How incredibly delicious. I need many more cupcakes in my life.

Cheryl said...

C&J: My oversight. You are totally Passover deities. Although technically I think that makes you g-ddesses.

D: Have you noticed how there's a cupcake shop on every other corner now? I think cupcakes are very much trying to infiltrate our lives. It's only a matter of time before they take over.

Ms. Q said...

At Williams-Sonoma we sell regular and non-stick cupcake pans, regular, mini and colored silicon cupcake cups, individual cupcake carriers, two different cupcake cookbooks, four flavors of Sprinkles cupcake mix, Giant cupcake cake pans, kids cupcake pans, and cupcake display stands.
We are milking this trend for all it is worth.

Veronica said...

mmmm....cheese enchiladas...mmm....birthday season....

Cheryl said...

I've got a birthday season belly to show for it, but c'est la vie.