Tuesday, February 2, 2010

like julie and julia...but different


i finally admitted that i may never find my camera cord, so yesterday i bought a new one on our way out to bowling. so...i promise to share more of my real photos and less of my iphone photos (even though those are fun, too).

on saturday we celebrated jersey's 30th birthday at the cambridge culinary school, where a chef helped the eight of us cook a mexican feast. it was a wonderful mount holyoke reunion and i got to reconnect with some friends i haven't seen in too many years! plus jersey, who was convinced that everyone had forgotten her 30th birthday, got a good semi-surprise. now...some photos!

here are some of the ingredients...
we didn't use this girl, but i loved the color...
old roommates teamed up to make chicken mole...
i picked my cooking buddy based on her name and her shoes. here are jill#1 and i looking very chef-like in our matching dansko clogs...
since i'm not much for detailed recipes and baking, we went for the challenge of making chocolate bittersweet cake with almond cream. we learned the trick of cutting a big block o' chocolate with a serrated knife...
hello pretty patterned leftovers...
we whipped up eggs and sugar...
filled the itty bitty ramekins with our batter...
placed them in a pan, with a dishrag to prevent sliding, and hot water. we popped them in the oven...
and voila...
betsy also made jersey a carrot cake and super cute cupcakes, so desserts were plentiful...


happy birthday jersey and great planning jill#1!

4 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun 30th!!! What a great idea for a party!

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  2. Thank you for posting these photos!!! I LOVED this night! So sooo much fun and so wonderful seeing you and everyone else. Would love to see the other photos from the night if you post them on Ofoto or the like. Thanks again for making the night so special. xo

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  3. such a great birthday party idea!

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