Monday, November 29, 2010

Black Friday

We had a lunch the day after Thanksgiving so more family and friends could come to see Joseph, and Mom asked me to make a cake for the occasion. I decided on something that could be made all at once, didn't need a separate icing, and could be transported from DC to NJ without help from the crew from "Cake Boss." And so:

Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

(chocolate cookie crust, chocolate cheesecake, covered in chocolate ganache)
Thank you, Martha Stewart!

Joseph was much more civilized than with the pumpkin pie and used a fork.

Earlier that morning we also had plans to meet for breakfast with Uncle Mike and "the kids," my niece and nephew who were spending the holiday with their dad.

Michael was a good sport dragging his 15 year old self out of bed for 9am. There was a free meal involved.

You'll notice my niece Sami is conspicuously absent from the photos. She thought shopping with some cousins on Black Friday was a better plan than seeing her dear old uncles and adorable cousin. Can't really blame a 13 year old for that call. But then the cousins changed the plans on her, and she decided instead to stay home and sleep in.

Now she's getting coal for Christmas. Black, black coal.

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