Monday, April 09, 2007

Happy Birthday to ME!

It's my birthday on Wednesday, so to celebrate my Studly Hubby whipped up a big Studly Easter/Birthday dinner on Sunday that was quite a masterpiece. He made pork loin, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus, and flan. The flan was very complicated - it turns out you are supposed to make caramel first, put it in the bottom of the pan, then make the custard and put that on the top. The first batch of caramel was perfect, but hardened too fast in the glass pan and broke it (it shattered all over the place!). The second batch didn't turn out - for fear of breaking another pan, the Studly Hubby was a little off on the timing and didn't quite get the caramel to form. The third batch worked out, but by then he had switched to an aluminum cake pan so nothing broke and he could continue on with the custard part. Then when you bake it you have to put it in a 'waterbath' which is basically a bigger pan filled with water and a towel. I was afraid THAT would break and we would have a catastrophe on the inside of our oven, but all went well. The flan was delicious, but the Studly Hubby thought it was a little too 'eggy' so handed over the leftovers to me to finish all on my own. I may have to run another nine miles this week.

8 comments:

Peggy said...

I didn't realize that flan had to be cooked in a bain marie! The SH sure worked hard on the dinner. Bless his heart! The hardest thing about custard is to not let it get "too eggy". I haven't found how to do that yet.

Uncle KT said...

Happy Birthday!!

Also...good luck on your talk!

uncle bruce said...

"How did you break that glass pan?"
"It was the pudding."

Speedy KT said...

Happy Bday! I miss being able to celebrate our Bdays at the same time:(

You are the big 30 right????

Fixen Vixen said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope it is a great one!

Newt said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY darl'n! Celebrate like crazy!

MJ said...

Happy Birthday j-funk!

J-Funk said...

Thanks for all your birthday well-wishes everyone! I am indeed having a happy birthday :)