I am convinced - convinced! - that someone is trying to sabatoge me. And I think that it is the work of the Keebler Elves exacting their revenge since I found a counterpart to their Mini Middles of days ago.
First, my weeks have been insanely hectic, leading me to miss last week's TWD assignment. Then, as I finally got in my groove and did some major cooking this weekend, I couldn't find my camera to take photos (hence, during every meal, I kept saying, "I can't believe I don't have my camera to take a picture of this!" Blogging may have ruined my enjoyment of eating.). Then, I found my camera, but now cannot find the upload cable.
So I took the photos on my iPhone. Blur, blur, blur! Come on, Steve Jobs, I know you are capable of more of this!
But I had no choice. I apologize for the poor photos and will hopefully upload better ones soon.
On to the tart. Mari of Mevrouw Cupcake chose Creme Brulee (THANK YOU!) .I made two little mini graham cracker creme brulees and one large one. I could have eaten twenty of these. Smooth and creamy. So much fun to crack through the brittle skin of the carmelized sugar. The mini graham cracker crust brulees tasted like smores. But the best part of making the creme brulee?
I have had this torch since Christmas and have not used it. I finally got the butane and tried for hours (on and off) to fill my torch. Butane was spewing everywhere, but mostly on me. I was like a walking lighter, just waiting to explode. I kept washing my arms off because I was nervous that would be the case. And then, I finally figured it out. Turn the torch upside down. Use a pumping motion. Squirt, squirt, squirt. I released the child safety lock, took a deep breath and hesitantly pressed the button. It lit and the bright blue, dagger-like flame startled me. I jumped back and screamed. I was on my balcony. My boyfriend came running out, convinced I lit a part of my body on fire (which, believe me, would have been no surprise). Instead, he found me with a sick grin on my face, my heart pounding madly.
"It works," I said.
And then I proceeded to walk around my apartment shooting the torch like I was Robert Downey, Jr as Iron Man in the desert.
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