CAKE LEVELER!!!

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    May 14, 2015 2:19 PM GMT
    We're out and about yesterday, and my husband announces he's gotta have a cake leveler.

    "What the Hell's a cake leveler?"

    "It levels a cake after you bake it, so you can have multiple layers that are all even."

    "Oh." icon_question.gif

    So OK, we go to buy this thing, at Michael's craft store. You put it and a fresh cake layer on a table, and it slices off the top of the cake to make it perfectly flat & even. Who woulda ever guessed?

    But I only have myself to blame. I nudged him into baking, away from cooking, that was contributing to both of us gaining weight (and now I'm losing weight, lowest I've been in years and still losing icon_biggrin.gif )

    Got him baking and cooking things he can give away to our friends, that I'm not required to eat myself. And I'll buy him anything that keeps him humming away happily in his kitchen, the thing that gives his Italian heart the greatest pleasure.

    Just yesterday we brought one of his quiche masterpieces to a friend in the hospital, who hates the food there. He loves my husband's quiches, and the nurses approved. We brought enough to share with his nurses, with the knowledge that you always try to get on their good side, because the nurses largely determine how enjoyable or miserable your hospital stay will be.

    Tomorrow I think it'll be Pizelles, a kind of thin Italian cookie that looks like a snowflake, and has a licorice taste. Those are another gift for friends. I love to see him baking and cooking, which paused for a few weeks while we sorted out our dishwasher problems. But got that corrected last Saturday, so now he's going full bore, making up for lost time. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 14, 2015 4:23 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidJust yesterday we brought one of his quiche masterpieces to a friend in the hospital, who hates the food there. He loves my husband's quiches, and the nurses approved. We brought enough to share with his nurses, with the knowledge that you always try to get on their good side, because the nurses largely determine how enjoyable or miserable your hospital stay will be.

    Good strategy. I always bring a basket of fresh baked cookies for the medical staff, and to feed the patient by hand if they're able (even people with no appetites manage to down chocolate chips), not to mention various City Hall Departments (I figure it isn't a bribe if offered as a "thank you" after the fact):

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    May 14, 2015 4:41 PM GMT
    Am warning you AD: I will revive my egg cup thread! icon_razz.gif
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    May 14, 2015 4:46 PM GMT
    In before Southbeach's insults. icon_cool.gif
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    May 14, 2015 5:50 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidJust yesterday we brought one of his quiche masterpieces to a friend in the hospital, who hates the food there. He loves my husband's quiches, and the nurses approved. We brought enough to share with his nurses, with the knowledge that you always try to get on their good side, because the nurses largely determine how enjoyable or miserable your hospital stay will be.

    Good strategy. I always bring a basket of fresh baked cookies for the medical staff, and to feed the patient by hand if they're able (even people with no appetites manage to down chocolate chips), not to mention various City Hall Departments (I figure it isn't a bribe if offered as a "thank you" after the fact):

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    Love that pic!! And our friend was successfully transferred from the hospital to a convalescent home in Wilton Manors this morning. We'll be visiting him later this afternoon, see what his needs are.

    I had to feed my late partner by hand. He wouldn't accept food, but I showed his nurses that if you kept the spoon at his mouth, he would finally take it.

    I didn't trust them, so I was there for his breakfast, lunch & supper, and fed him myself. Except those times I had to visit attorneys, and the funeral home for his final arrangements.

    But I was determined he not waste away, like so many AIDS patients do. His weight at his death was exactly what it always was, not a pound less, and he looked himself.

    I was there at the home upwards of 12 hours a day, I almost became staff. And I saw & learned a lot. That many disabled and elderly people are warehoused in these places. Not badly in the home where my partner was, it was rather nice, I made sure of that, but no one ever visited these people. They were all alone. Week upon week, as I saw.
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    May 14, 2015 6:22 PM GMT
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    Am warning you AD: I will revive my egg cup thread! icon_razz.gif

    LOL! Revive all you wish, my friend. I love our egg cups, acquired 4 matching.
    And got 4 egg cup spoons. We adore them. Reminds us both of our youth, about a hundred years ago.
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    May 17, 2015 11:30 PM GMT
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    I've decided I'm getting you this yolk separator for your next anniversary.
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    May 17, 2015 11:47 PM GMT
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    I've decided I'm getting you this yolk separator for your next anniversary.

    LOL! Oh NO! Well, my husband would have some interest in separating eggs, I can't imagine me having a need for that. Gawd, that really is disturbing. icon_biggrin.gif