Well, this weekend completely flew by! I was a busy bee, apparently!
Friday started out with this:
This gorgeous cake was for my co-worker Lauren’s birthday celebration at work on Friday! Don’t be fooled, though. It didn’t say Lauren when I first picked it up. My Friday morning cake pick up went a little something like this:
Me: Hi! I’m here to pick up a cake under the name Alexa.
Cashier: Sure! *Goes to the back and gets cake, plops it down in front of me* Here we are, round cake for 30-35 people, golden cake, vanilla buttercream, says ‘Happy Birthday Warren.’
Me: *Looks dumbfoundedly at the cashier* Hmm…what did you say the cake said?
Cashier: Oh here, let me show you, just in case.
Me: It says ‘Happy Birthday Warren.’ Her name is Lauren. Not Warren. Uh Oh.
(Yeah, I said uh oh out loud, I’m five.)
Cashier: Oh no! Are you serious? Wow. Okay, um let me fix that. Spell that for me one more time?
Me: Okay, thanks so much! And it’s L-a-u-r-e-n. Like Lauren, the girl’s name?
Can you believe that? I really wish I would’ve taken a picture of it and sent it to Cake Wrecks.
Although I was freaking out in the beginning, it turned out fine and Lauren thought it was hilarious. I wish I had the confidence to ask for a discount since I had to wait for 15 minutes for them to fix it!
My Friday night ended with this:
Brown Sugar Soy Glazed Salmon with Soba Noodles
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
- 3/4 c. teriyaki sauce (I used Veri Veri brand)
- 1/2 tbsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 5 dashes hot sauce
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/4 c. soy sauce
- 6 oz. buckwheat soba noodles
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 6 oz. fillets of salmon
- Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
- Fill a medium pot with water and turn on medium heat to bring to a boil (for noodles.)
- Place fillets on baking sheet. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Drizzle with olive oil.
- Bake in oven for 5-7 minutes.
- While salmon bakes, mix together brown sugar, teriyaki, soy, hot sauce and red pepper flakes in a medium-sized bowl.
- When water is boiling, cook soba noodles according to package directions.
- During last 2 minutes of cooking, Pour 1/4 of glaze on top of salmon and place back in the oven for another minute. Repeat.
- Pour remaining sauce on drained noodles. Place fillets on top and serve!
I roasted some sugar snap peas to have along with this yummy dinner.