Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll, originally uploaded by gemjlo.

Yesterday, I was feeling like Suzy Homemaker. I went home, fed my pets, and then prepared homemade Mac & Cheese, then baked a pumpkin roll with pumpkin cake and cream cheese frosting. After that, I uploaded some photos, did some laundry, cleaned the refrigerator, and did a little sewing on Jerry’s Christmas stocking.
Days like this always make me feel good, because I feel like I got something accomplished and didn’t just while away hours after work doing nothing, which is what I usually feel like.
I was trying to recreate a Macaroni and Cheese dish that I had at a new restaurant in my neighborhood. It turned out a little thicker and creamier then the dish I was trying to emulate, but it was still very good. Next time, I will use milk instead of half and half in the recipe.
I have never been that much of a baker. I do bake my fair share of cookies, but that’s usually where I stop. So, baking a pumpkin roll was a change of pace, and it was really fun to see the outcome. It tasted yummy too.
Twice a year I go through my refrigerator and throw out all the expired condiments that are housed on the door. I couldn’t believe all the stuff that just expired over the summer that was in my fridge. It’s nice to have that stuff gone. At least I don’t have to look at it anymore, and when I open the fridge, I don’t see goo from syrup, or ketchup smudges on the shelves. In a few weeks we will be having our Halloween party, and I didn’t want people going into my fridge and seeing that mess.
Today, I am hoping to finish up my laundry, and hopefully wash the curtains in my bedroom. They are looking a little dusty, so it’s about time.

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Sassy said...

That looks delicious!

Gretchen Osowski said...

It was delicious. I am going to have the last piece tonight. Then I will try your yellow cake muffin recipe this weekend.