Monday, July 27, 2009

I Can't, I Have a Pig Roast

That's my favorite excuse this time of year. It's true, I did have a pig roast that I had to attend last Friday. Our benevolent hostess loved the idea of a dessert for which she did not have to produce plates and silverware. I came up with the idea to make lemon meringue cupcakes.

And yo, they were really good. I used Lindsey's Blood Orange Cake recipe, but used lemons instead. Then I filled the cupcakes with lemon curd, made an Italian meringue, and toasted the meringue in the oven just like lemon meringue pie.

And lo, the cupcakes were insanely delicious and I think they'll be my new trademark.

My husband hates those cupcakes because they took way too much time to make and messed up the entire kitchen. I may have to rethink my new trademark.

On Sunday afternoon, right after his father told him not to, E.G. swung the following wooden toy around by its pull string...
and caught his brother, Proximo, with a deep slice on the upper eyelid/lower eyebrow. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw Other Half carrying Proximo up from the scene of the crime, his little head, face, neck, t-shirt covered in splotches of bright red blood. He came about 5 cm away from losing an eye, which, you know, it's all fun and games...
I made the trip to the ER where he was glued up with Dermabond and sent on his merry way, all within 45 minutes (we have a good ER.)
So, wooden toys? Adorable, so cute, sustainable, no scary chemicals. Downside? Getting clocked with one sends you to into the arms of a doctor.

Join me over at Segullah today, I'm talking about questionable church music performances, and whether or not you miss them (you do, don't you?)


Natalie said...

I hate meals in which you just destroy the kitchen. I think it doesn't taste as good knowing the mess is there.

And sadness with the wooden toys - next thing I know you're going to tell me the harm of organic food.

b. said...

Look at him--being so BRAVE!!

(Good and ER in the same sentence?)

hannah said...

Holy Crap. Those look FANTASTIC!

And...your poor little guy! I hope it heals quickly!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

"I may have to rethink my new trademark."

I laughed out loud at that comment. As for the wooden toys, I swear they are death traps just waiting to happen! That exact same thing almost happened between my two sons!

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Kaerlig said...

mmmmm yummy

Poor little guy! Those head wound bleed unnecessarily crazy--just to freak a mom out!

Children of the 90s said...

Ouch, that wooden toy looks painful! The lemon cupcakes look unbelievable, though.

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Oh, poor baby! Hope he's healing nicely.

Let's talk about those cupcakes. Have any left? And when we have our bakery (ha, ha) those are for sure going on the menu.

You haven't lived until you've eaten roast pig. We have Polynesian relatives and next door neighbors and that is a VERY good thing b/c I can't go very long without a good pig roast.

Hailey said...

I can't stop thinking about those cupcakes, so I vote YES on trademark.

That duck does look a bit evil.

Anonymous said...

poor baby! Hope he is feeling better today!

Kacy said...

It's all fun and games until someone stops the party by bringing the best dessert which I (foolishly) pimped out (like a dope) instead of taking them safely inside and hiding them in my pantry for later. And I'm talking about the chocolate. I didn't even get to try the lemon. What is it about a pig roast that makes me abandon my hoarding tendencies?

Thanks for going all out for my pig roast.

marshall p said...

OMG. those cupcakes look A-MAZING!

fijiangirl said...

even with a cut on his head, he is just delicious!

Jillybean said...

Don't you just love that Dermabond?
The doctor used it to glue my son's ear back together when he split it open while base jumping off of the kitchen table. (I missed seeing him do it because I had the nerve to go to the bathroom by myself)

Those cupcakes are pure genius!

Jillybean said...

And I just remembered the "pig party" that our ward had when I was a kid. To advertise the party, the night before the event, someone walked the pig around the neighborhood on a leash.

No, I didn't eat any.

ceecee said...


First, holy sardines batman! Those cupcakes look delicious...did they TASTE delicious?? *drooling*

Sorry to hear about your little guy getting hit with the wooden toy...was he crying his eyes out? How is he doing now?