I've been feeling all domestic this evening. I made my first pumpkin roll of the season. Sadly, it didn't turn out all that well. In a stupid yet somewhat impressive move, I managed to get the spatula stuck in the beaters of the blender when I was making the cream cheese filling for the pumpkin roll. The beaters got terribly bent up, and thus the frosting didn't get mixed quite as well as it should have. Luckily, it still tastes yuuuuuuuuuuummy! And my roomie managed to bend the beaters back into shape with some pliers. Then, the pumpkin roll cracked a bit when I was rolling it back up, so it doesn't look very pretty. Once again, luckily looks has nothing to do with taste.

I like baking, and this was the first time in months that I've actually done it, so it was fun. I also made a jello salad for tomorrow's big dinner. The favorite Banta family recipe is homemade chicken and noodles (we eat them on top of mashed potatoes). It's usually a dish that we eat at holidays. Well, I've raved about chicken and noodles so much to several of my friends that they demanded I make it for them last year. And once they ate the chicken and noodles last year, they told me that I would be making it every year. Thus tomorrow marks the second annual chicken noodle dinner prepared by yours truly. So that's what I'll be doing all day tomorrow. Making the noodles from scratch, cooking the chicken, and cleaning the apartment in preparation for people coming over tomorrow night for dinner. It's a lot to do, but I've got to say that I really enjoy making this dinner for everyone. It reminds me that I actually can cook, and it gives me a great sense of accomplishment. Now here's hoping the noodles actually turn out. They're a bit touchy, and I've got to make a lot.

In other news, I received a bit of good news at work today. I won't bore you with the details, but I will say that it took a little bit of the load off me. I'm not kidding myself that things aren't going to suck over the next several months, but this might reduce the amount of suckage a wee little bit. And at this point, every little bit counts for my sanity.

Oh, and I just watched the 6x08 AOL clip for the upcoming Gilmore Girls episode. I think it's going to be a good one. I can't wait!!

And wow, I can stuff a lot of random crap into a post...


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