I had an extremely interesting dialogue with the girl that works in the dermatologist’s office yesterday morning.
She asked me if I was still in the “cake business” (it was cookies, to be exact), because she and her husband are planning a “gender reveal” party next month.
Thanks to the wonders of Pinterest, I actually know what a “gender reveal” party is. But just in case you don’t, here’s the deal: apparently it’s a party when the parents-to-be announce the gender of their unborn child. However, I don’t know if you have this in lieu of a baby shower, in addition to a baby shower, or what. But between me and you, it sounds like an excuse to have a party.
Which I wholeheartedly support 🙂
Anyway, she asked if I would be interested in making a cake for this party….which triggered a series of events in my head:
1. I would really love to get back into the cake/cookie/baking business. I enjoy the entire process, from design conception, assembling the components, and of course, seeing the reaction on people’s faces when I deliver the goods. However, the time and effort necessary to make that happen led to thought #2….
2. I would have to give up certain things in order to devote my attention fully to this endeavor. Which isn’t a big deal, as I would be pursuing my dream and getting back into doing what I love. Which led to thought #3..
3. What am I really losing by giving up my part time job as a bookkeeper? Interaction with annoying people? A boss that doesn’t understand the concept of profit/loss? Nosy airport staff that have nothing better to do than to pry into your personal life?
Hmmmmm…. this really is a tough call….
One year ago: Buffalo Chicken Taquitos
Caprese Quiche – adapted from food network
2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 large tomatoes, chopped
4 large eggs
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, plus 1 sprig for garnish
4 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella