In between the Christmas aftermath and my son’s birthday four days later and New Year’s Eve two days after that, you can imagine the last week being VERY busy. We were going to do a smallish Chuck E Cheese thing for my son with cake at the house after and then that turned into not doing anything and then that evolved to a big party at our home. Whatever. I have three kids worth of Christmas presents to put away and a house to finish organizing today. Luckily I have stayed away from my computer and I do have most of the stuff done but today is the last day and I am organizing the garage and making the comprehensive grocery store list for food prep and cupcake making tomorrow.
While I may not have been writing anything I have certainly been reading a few blogs here and there. I am late with my Sundays with Joy for last week. I have baked Mommom’s Chocolate Bourbon Spiked Banana Bread and it is FANTASTIC! I can’t get my son to stop eating it. I just haven’t had the time to take pictures or the time I have is after the son has gone down. This Sunday is our last week off for our holiday schedule and I shouldn’t have much of a problem getting it to you by then. I also missed posting on New Year’s when everyone posts their tops for the year. That was something I really wanted to do.
I do have a disclaimer though. These are the top posts FROM 2012. My top post for the year was actually from 2011, back when my pictures were yucky. Let’s keep it interesting and go backwards shall we…?
Now I am not a fan of remaking things that I have made for my previous Oscar “parties” but this one was SUCH a hit with my friends, I may not have a choice. Also, if you are a fan of Pick Up Stix Cream Cheese Wontons I have cracked the code people! I have cracked the code!!!
Do I really have to go into it?
This was my attempt at making a sweet version of the Cream Cheese Wontons, and it worked so well it beat out the savory one in views. Don’t forget the caramel dipping sauce! Is it bad that next time I make them, I want to fry them?
This came with just wanting to make a cake one day. The family called for a short notice get together so I changed the whipped cream to chocolate whipped cream and I couldn’t have been happier. I would LOVE to make this again just to get prettier pictures of it…and then EAT ALL THE CAKE!
Proving that the Wheatons win at everything, my #1 post for this year is something I made for Anne Wheaton and other humans that like to order their tea with the line “Tea, Earl Grey, hot” made famous by my FAVORITE (deal with it, Justin!) Captain Picard during the show run of Star Trek: TNG. Along with the batter from Joy’s Avocado Pound Cake this batter (although I know I shouldn’t encourage it) wins the award for most likely to disappear before baking.
For my GeekyLinks today, we will keep with the Wheaton theme. This was tweeted by Ryan Wheaton the other day and I thought it was pretty cool, a Back to the Future/Doctor Who mash-up. The next is about how Wil Wheaton’s Web show brings people together, TableTop, his You Tube show on the Geek and Sundry channel. I rewatched the Ticket to Ride episode with my 9 year old the other day (yay for You Tube on the Wii!) and when THAT PART happens (if you’ve seen it, you know what I mean) the kid was in stitches! Plus it was a game she loves on my iPod touch and that we play together when we can. I still have yet to buy it in non digital form.