First our summer was insanely busy and then fall arrived. Between back to school, birthdays, swim, Cub Scouts and everything else time escapes me far too quickly. I haven’t found my blogging groove and really need to work on that. In the meantime, I’ll gladly post another In My Kitchen update. This monthly roundup is hosted by the lovely Sherry over at Sherry’s Pickings.
The month of September we had two birthdays. Fortunately my cookbook club for the month was a baking book (Bake From Scratch) and the cake challenge fell right between the two birthdays. I made this super delicious citrus cake to celebrate Josh and Sean’s birthays at my parents’ house. I used a different cream cheese recipe since the one in the book was way to sweet for my taste.
For Sean’s actual birthday we had this little six inch red velvet cake. The recipe is also from Bake From Scratch, substituting my own frosting recipe instead of using the cream cheese recipe. Since I made it so small I also had five frosted cupcakes stashed in the freezer as well as two more unfrosted cake layers.
Sean received this handmade noodle bowl for his birthday. My parents live near a fantastic pottery store and when I was with my mom she found this and thought it would be perfect for him. Ever since stopping by Chinatown in Chicago the boys all love noodle bowls.
Lucky for Sean this month’s cookbook club book has noodle bowl recipes in it. Along with rice bowls and other Chinese dishes they love. I’m hoping to start cooking from it this week, it’s been a slow start this month.
I’m hoping for the weather to cool a little bit and be able to start cooking different meals again. I’m over lighter summer dishes and looking forward to a change. Bring on chili and meatloaf weather, soups, stews and more.