Friday, February 18, 2011

Gone But Not Totally Forgotten

There was a headline in the news today about a graveyard that had bodies stacked up 8 deep in the graves. There was zero organization, so that people would not be able to track down the remains of their loved ones. Sad.

Reading that, I was reminded of the folder on my computer that's labelled "Blog Photos." Although I try to have neatly labelled folders and a list of items to post, more often than not, the photos languish in limbo until I unearth them months (years?) later and say, "What was that??? And why did I think I would ever post that?" Or if I'm really desperate for material to post, "What was that and where can I find the recipe to post it. And is there any way to make those pictures resemble something edible?"

Here is a case in point. I don't even remember making this cake. It looks good, though, doesn't it? I can't tell if I put cocoa in the whipped cream, or maybe folded some pudding in there to make it kind of like a mousse. Did I bake that cake in a half-sheet pan, or two 9x13's? I don't know.



And why were there pictures of pudding in the same folder? Oh, light begins to dawn. I was making a chocolate trifle with the leftover cake. Cake, pudding, whipped cream. See? But still no recipe.

Well, you're all big boys and girls out there. If this calls to you, I'm sure you can figure it out yourself. And then post the recipe. Because I'd like to make it again, and I'm clueless.

11 comments:

Natalie said...

hahah this post cracks me up.. this is exactly why i have to draft my posts immediately, even if they dont go up for a long time, because otherwise i totally forget!

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We Are Not Martha said...

Hehe I LOVE that you don't even remember making this. But yes, it DOES look good :) I definitely have recipe photos that I never got to blog about that I'd have nothing to say about now. A food photo graveyard :)

Sues

Hazel said...

Very beautiful photos of a wonderfully tasty-looking dessert - definitely worth the post even if you don't remember making it!

Elle said...

Yes, sounds familiar...the photo graveyard that is. Can't help you with the recipes to go with the photos. They DO look yummy!

Baking Soda said...

We should do an event called: "name that dish!" (and preferably come up with the recipe).
I have stacks of pictures like that, mostly of golden brown loaves of bread of which I haven't got a clue what bread, which flours etc.

bellini valli said...

Ha, ha. I have photos languihing in my folders that may never see the light of day:D

Kelly-Jane said...

I do that! It's a bit annoying not being able to remember :)

grace said...

first of all, the grave story is terrible! what a downer! on a much brighter note, i have my own batch of mystery photos. i'm sure they were tasty and post-worthy at some point, but sadly, that point has passed. :)

Abby said...

I think this is the curse of the food blogger! I do the same exact thing. Too bad because that dessert looks amazing!

Barbara said...

It happens to us all! My problem is always finding the recipe so I can give credit if it's due. I'm trying to do better, but there will always be a folder of unknown photos.