There is just never enough time in the weekend. I’m sitting here and it’s Sunday night and there are several more things that I really should have taken care of before work tomorrow, but no dice. I did, however, run 11 miles, find a new fall nail polish (which now that I have on my fingers, I’m going to start calling “Starbucks green”), watch a couple more episodes of Twin Peaks, and got within 50 pages of finishing The Time Traveler’s Wife (which I started reading in… 2009). And most important of all, I made nutella fudge.
It’s move-in weekend here in Aggieland. Thousands of college freshmen (and their parents) are descending upon the town in cars, minivans, and moving trucks in anticipation of the new school year. Though they are wide-eyed and filled with excitement about what this new chapter of their lives will bring, they are also in my way everywhere I try to go, effectively preventing me from doing anything outside of my apartment. No worries though, because I got up real early Saturday morning (before 8am AND my coffee) to go to the grocery store and get everything I need to bake a cake.
Generally, I am bored with regular vanilla cake. But seeing as how it’s a basic, and the only one I’ve ever really liked is Amy Sedaris’ recipe, it’s about time I found a back-up. Enter: Nick Malgieri’s Perfect Cakes. I have wanted to make something out of this book for a while, but new recipes just kept creeping their way to the top of my to-try list and this book kept getting saved for next time. Well guess what: next time is NOW.