Thursday, November 24, 2011

Frozen Whoopie Pies

One major perk of the food styling world are the take aways. There is a lot of un-used product in my work world. Recently I acquired an insane amount of beef ranging from porter house, skirt steaks, fillets, sirloins. So there goes the notion of trying to rationalize not eating meat. Luckily I have a household of teen age boys that did not let this meat go to waste. We get pantry items, fish, chicken, many odd ingredients that you think you might want to try to use....ok you get the point. And yes there are times when the food is donated which any one of us on set are happy about. Anyways my most recent take away ( on the most opposite end of porter house) were the Keebler wafer cookies that are used for ice box cakes or ground up for pie crusts. So I was trying to figure out how to best utilize these little chocolate cookies. Obviously I could make an icebox cake. But I felt like it would just sit untouched in the freezer. so how do I make something that is easy to grab and appealing to the eye. So I came up with the frozen whoopee pie. They are begging for you to grab one from the freezer. Minimal ingredients and preparation. And hey although the weather is getting colder who said you don't want to eat an icebox treat in the winter.

1 sleeve chocolate Keebler wafers
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup 10x sugar
Drop of peppermint extract
Splash creme de menthe

Whip the cream to stiff peaks and just fold in the rest of the ingredients. Pipe filling onto cookies on top with another to make a sandwich and freeze.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Decisions Decisions

As I am getting older I realize more and more that it's a waste of time to be in situations that are not true to who I am. I am finding it important to be involved in the situations where I can fully be myself and being comfortable in making the decision to choose to not be involved in situations that make me feel inadequate or less then who I am. No longer am I feeling I am missing out if I don't go here or don't do this or that. Choose to be around the people who make you feel good about yourself. Really in the long run you are only respecting yourself to make these decisions. Don't wait for others to introduce you, take control of YOU. Be the most forward and present person in your world. Respect and love yourself and don't expect too much from others. Pave your own way and honor love and appreciate those who do this for you in return. And take time to sit quietly with yourself everyday to give thanks out to the universe. Breathing breath out!
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