Thursday, March 18, 2010

St. Patty's Day = Free Sin!


So you know I'm Mormon, right? Latter-Day-Saints (aka "Mormons") come in all different shapes and sizes; and like any other religion, we come with a spectrum of devoutness ranging from 'not active or interested' to 'go-go gadget nearing perfection.' I would consider myself somewhere in between...I try. I feel committed. I am not going to lay out exactly what that means, but I will say I believe it and I try to do the best I can.

So those of you familiar with the LDS protocol may be wondering what a bottle of Guinness is (was?) doing in my kitchen.

Well, Danny's not a fan of corned beef and cabbage (ew, me either! Surprise, surprise...)But I still wanted to cook something with a little Irish Flair for St. Patty's day. So we had potato quiche for dinner (hello, Irish potatoes?!?!?), and after hearing Nigella Lawson's bit on NPR about Guinness Chocolate cake I figured cupcakes would be a nice treat for the holiday.

In fact, I even thought about taking a sample to the Mormon ladies I 'visit teach' ... but wasn't sure if they'd think it was funny or offensive. (There's that whole "Word of Wisdom/teetotaler thing").

But as the luck (of the Irish) would have it (or not), the cupcakes didn't exactly work out as I had planned. Yes, please note the giant holes in the middle of my sinful chocolate creations.

Apparently you cannot substitute melted butter at a 1:1 ratio for vegetable oil. Everyone knew this but me, huh? I had to ask my friend Ashlee about it.

Ah the misadventures of Yours Truly continue in the kitchen...


But I was not about to wave the white flag so soon! (I've been in much worse kitchen situations than this!) So I made the cream cheese frosting, and just filled in the holes... and you almost couldn't tell. But I did opt out of taking them to the Relief Society Sisters... instead just one very daring friend, who incidentally happens to cook with bourbon...and Jesus still loves her too.

4 comments:

Melinda said...

Q: How do you keep a mormon from steeling your beer?

A: Bring two.

You'd be quite surprised how true this is ;) I don't mean to offend, to each his own, right?

Funny cupcakes by the way.

Emily Redd said...

First, I SO AGREE with you. I think we all have our issues and beliefs and do the BEST we can with what with church and "BEING" Mormon, right? I SO HEAR YOU THERE!!!! I think you may sometimes read my mind...

2. Love, the Irish themed! And, I totally would have taken them to your V.T.'s ....Awesome!!

3. Am I just not cool enough to make your blog list or what? j/k !!! Okay, so now that we could never make a date to get together to do Holden's pics I'm dying to take his pics because he looks so darn beautifully cute! Call me and we'll make a date and I'll JUST DO IT...JUST BECAUSE I WANT TO!!!! Plus, I just need more pics of babies, it's my fav for candids! It would be so great to do those photo booth canvasas of him w/ candid shots and I've been dying to try this out on a little one his age so call me and like I said; I'll just do it!

WIKKY said...

Man, those look really good! Congrats on successful cupcakes! They look great!

Cicely said...

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