{June 21, 2006}   Checkerboard Cake–Attempt 1

My first attempted at the checkerboard cake wasn't that great. I got a checkerboard pattern, but it wasn't very pretty. The squares aren't exactly square. The cake itself was horrible. I used the recipe on the box the pans came in. It was dry and had no taste. Next time I'll stick to Duncan Hines, he seems to know what he's doing.

This is why I do not cook. I am a very organized person. I have good attention to detail. Sadly, it all goes right out the door when I attempt to cook. Take my jambalaya, I've made jambalaya before. It's come out pretty good if I do say so myself, but not this time. First of all, I bought crushed tomatoes instead of diced tomatoes. Then, I completely forgot to buy the chicken broth. Half way through the making of the jambalaya I realize this. I end up digging a can of turkey broth out of the shelf and adding a cup of water. It came out way too tomato-y. It was more like tomato rice. Yuck. I asked Doug what he thought and he responded "You know I love you, right?"

 I bought a checker board cake pan yesterday. I have always wanted to attempt a checker board cake. I have some crazy notion that I can actually accomplish this. I'm going to make it for Father's Day so I'll let you know how it turns out. Hopefully it will be better than the jambalaya.

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