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Best Holiday Cake EVER!

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on December 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM Comments comments ()

If you know anything about the Roth's, you'll know that we like love tequila.  I've had several requests for my Tequila Christmas Cake recipe again this year so I'll post it here.  Please keep in your files as I am beginning to get tired of typing this up every year!

TEQUILA CHRISTMAS CAKE

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs
  • !/2 lb. pecans
  • 1 bottle tequila
  • 2 cups dried fruit

Instructions:

  1. Sample the tequila to check quality.  
  2. Take a large bowl; check the tequila again to be sure it is of the highest quality.  
  3. Repeat.
  4. Turn on the electric mixer. 
  5. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. 
  6. Add 1 teaspoon of sugar.   Beat again.  
  7. At this point, it is best to make sure the tequila is still OK. 
  8. Try another cup just in case.  
  9. Turn off the mixerer thingy.   
  10. Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.  
  11. Pick the fruit up off the floor.  
  12. Mix on the turner. 
  13. If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers, just pry it loose with a drewscriver.  
  14. Sample the tequila to test for tonsisticity.
  15. Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something.  
  16. Check the tequila.  
  17. Now shift the lemon ice strain your nuts.  
  18. Add one table. 
  19. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink.   Whatever you can find.  
  20. Greash the oven.   
  21. Turn the cake tin 360 s and try not to fall over.  
  22. Don't forget to beat off the turner.
  23. Finally, throw the bowl through the window.  
  24. Finish the tequila and wipe the counter with the cat.

Cherry Mristmas

Big thanks to my Father-in-law, Lyndon, for sending this to me. 

Enjoy!

XOXO,

Rachel

Christmas Bentos

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on December 15, 2011 at 12:35 PM Comments comments ()

Gingerbreadman Bento

  

Contents:

  • Gingerbreadman Sandwich - peanut butter and honey cut with a gingerbread man cookie cutter. I used Nutella in a piping bag for the buttons, eyes, and mouth.
  • Cutie Orange, peeled
  • Colby Jack cheese - I used my fondant star cutters
  • Asparagus
  • Shallot Vinagrette in the sauce container
  • Hello Kitty hard candy we found at the Japanese Import store

Snowman Lunch Bento

 

                    

Contents:

  • Snowman Sandwich - Tortilla, turkey, and hummus cut with a snowman cookie cutter.  I used Nori for the buttons, eyes, mouth, and bow tie.
  • Blackberries
  • Grapes
  • Cutie Orange - we LOVE these
  • Carrots
  • Ranch in the sauce container

 

Rudolph Lunch

Tis the season for colds and flu....my little one has been missing a lot of school lately so I havent been able to make very many bentos this month.  I made her this when she was sick one day.

 

I used my bear shaped rice mold and hand molded the nose.  I used a red pick for the nose and bone picks for the antlers.  Note to anyone making bentos...Basamati Rice SUCKS to make bentos.  Just trust me, don't use it.   I really hope my little one gets to feeling better soon.  Only 3 more days of school left before Christmas break!

I am hoping Santa brings me a new camera for Christmas.  Do you hear me SANTA?!??? 

Happy Holidays!

XOXO,

Rachel

Sparkling Pomegranate Punch

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on December 15, 2011 at 11:40 AM Comments comments ()

I made this Sparkling Pomegranate Punch for my step-daughter's Spa Party and it was such a hit, I wanted to share it with you.  We made a non-alcoholic version for the party but it would be excellent with some champange mixed in.  YUM!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1L) bottle Central Market Pomegranate Italian Soda (if you haven't tried this stuff, you should, it's delicious!)  It looks like this:

                                                

  • 1 (1L)  bottle Sparkling Water - Orange flavored.  We used HEB brand, but any would work. 
  • 1/2 (1L) bottle Sparkling Water - Lime flavored.  Again, we used HEB brand.
  • Fresh Pomegranate seeds for garnish in the pitcher and in the glasses

Voila!

       

This punch is so pretty in the glasses, it's sure to be a huge hit at your next party!

XOXO,

Rachel 

Halloween Bento

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on November 17, 2011 at 2:55 PM Comments comments ()

Here's the Halloween themed Bento I packed for my Kinder-princess

Contents:

  • PB&J (cut with a ghost cookie cutter)
  • mini chocolate chip eyes
  • carrots (with a umbrella pick)
  • grapes cut in half (with ring picks)
  • turkey flower rollups (with a mini little bear fork)
  • broccoli florets
  • ranch dressing in the sauce container

She ate everything but the broccoli (of course!).

XOXO,

Rachel


Halloween non-sweets

Posted by shimmyshimmycake on November 17, 2011 at 2:45 PM Comments comments ()

Halloween is chalked full of sweet stuff.  Every party has a bazillion different types of cakes and cookies and hardly anything savory.  Here's an idea to add to your Halloween holiday spread:

5 layer upside down dip:

  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 16 oz container of sour cream, reserve about 1/4 cup  for the spiderweb on top
  • 1 large can Rotel, drained
  • 3 large avocados smashed (add lime and salt)
  • 1 bag shredded cheese
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed

Layer ingredients in the order that they were listed above.  The black beans should be spread around the edge of your dish.  Put the remaining sour cream in a baggie, seal it, and cut off the bottom corner.  Squeeze it like a piping bag to make the spider web.  Add a cheap plastic spider ring on top for effect.  Serve with chips.


Enjoy!

XOXO,

Rachel