I am one proud momma. Rachel, my 15-going-on-16-too-soon year old daughter, received her first order for a cake. This is a big deal because Rachel wants to be a baker/pastry chef when she grows up. The ordered cake was a teacher appreciation gift for a literature class.
Everything is edible. The "paper" and pencil and bookmark. All of it. I think she did a great job. :)
We delivered the cake yesterday and both the customer and the recipient were very pleased with it. Did I mention that I'm proud of her? :) Charlie, my 10 year old son, had some sage words of advice for her: take the money you earn and put it in your business. Love my kids.
She only charged $20 for the cake which I think was a steal. Way to go, Rachel!!
I was going to exercise yesterday but my muscles were sore and I spent most of the day on the road. It just didn't work out. Maybe the muscles needed a day of rest anyway.
Chuck usually does the grilling for the family but he had some things to do so the grillmaster last night. On the menu: strip steaks with a garlic compound butter and veggies.
The steaks look ok but I overcooked them and one side didn't even get a nice char to it. :( Darn. I hate messing up in the kitchen (or at the grill as the case may be). I must grill again to redeem myself.
Fashion Thursday? Why not! So here are the new crops from Coldwater Creek that I just love. And a top from Kohls. Shoes from DSW. That is not a muffin top that you see. It's the top of the pants. :) It's true!
So I see this photo and while I do see how far I've come I can still see the areas that need some work. The tummy (my nemesis that I've mentioned before) and arms and thighs still need some renovation. Extreme Makeover Belly Edition is more like it. But still I can say that I'm pretty happy where I'm at right now.
So what's on the menu tonight? Need some ideas over here besides burnt steak. :)
Have a wonderful Thursday.