Black Cat Cake

by Sara on November 3, 2011

black cat cake

Ok, let me just get this out there. As evidenced by these pictures, I am not an artist. Not even close. It would have been easier to simply use candy for the eyes, and probably the nose, too. But my real cat has these beautiful green eyes, and I wanted to at least attempt to somewhat replicate them, especially since it was, er, her birthday party. (Yes, we had a little family party for my cat’s 10th birthday. If you have a pet, or a kitty-obsessed toddler in your family, I’m sure you understand.)

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On Halloween, my cat turned 10 years old. My 3 year old niece thought throwing a birthday party for “the kitty,” as she likes to call Eleanor, was a great idea. Since we had the idea, I’d been trying to figure out how exactly you throw a party for a cat. I mean, the cat can’t exactly eat cake, though she can eat her favorite meat & gravy cat food.

We could still have fun with the cake though, right?

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Chicken Lo Mein

by Sara on October 27, 2011

chicken "lo mein"

I have to say, this recipe caught my eye, though I had just gotten Chinese takeout. The original recipe used leftover pork tenderloin, but I’m more of a chicken girl.

garlic and ginger sautéing garlic and ginger

vegetables and chicken

It was a great weeknight meal, as it came together very quickly. Like any stirfry, having your ingredients ready before you start cooking is a must. I took even more of a shortcut, shredding my chicken before it even went in the fridge the day before, and buying presliced mushrooms.

sautéing vegetables adding the noodles

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Green Chicken Enchiladas

by Sara on October 24, 2011

baked enchiladas

If you visit this blog regularly, you may have noticed the change in oven tops a few months back. You may also have noticed in the picture above that it’s my old oven.

sliced onions

This dish happens to be the very last baked in my old oven. The next time I tried to use it, it simply never heated up. Somehow, I forgot all about posting this recipe, even though it was very tasty.

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