It’s time for the CDC’s annual potato bake, and there are several things that need to get done ahead of time. Today I had the afternoon to go over to church to chop broccoli and wash & wrap potatoes. It was blissful. I listened to almost three episodes of This American Life and a little bit of The Splendid Table on my iPod as I worked.
I really, really need to become a prep cook somewhere.
Anyway, I needed to make a couple of salads and a dessert for tomorrow’s dinner. I made the melted ice cream cake for real, but neglected to note that it should be made in a bundt pan, dang it. I bought a 3-pack of aluminum pans to put all my foodstuffs in, and the cake took forever to get done and will probably be gross in the middle. Oh well – I don’t have to eat it! (evil laugh)
My salads are a ‘whatever’ pasta salad (not to be confused with Lloyd’s World Famous Pasta Salad, and a ‘My parents make a really good broccoli salad but I can’t seem to remember all the ingredients’ salad. I called my mom after I went to the store, so this is missing some celery and doesn’t quite have enough dressing on the final product.
I liked using the aluminum pans. I just put stuff in as I chopped and the salads looked wonderfully deconstructed before I stirred them around with their respective dressings.