Two things: Last weekend I made The Hubs his birfday dinner: this herb-crusted rack of lamb (yes, I know the recipe is herb-crusted pork loin, which is also good, but we prefer it on rack of lamb). It's the one recipe I go to when I need to make a dinner to impress, with roasted potatoes and our current favorite salad: arugula with strawberries, goat cheese, onion straws and a champagne vinaigrette. I also made the Biggest Damn Birthday Cake EVER. It's a Chocolate Stout Cake made with Guinness, recipe courtesy of a lovely MBB reader - thank you Shannon!, and a chocolate fudge frosting courtesy of Google. The original recipe calls for a chocolate ganache, but I wanted something more fudgey frosting-y. Made the cake the day before and left in the fridge, and it was a dense, fudge cake. SOOOO good.
Nevertheless, it tasted amazing. I think my favorite cake to make is still Big Bews McTata's Orange and Raspberry cake (made with a white cake mix, I KNOW, I KNOW), but that damn mascarpone and raspberry frosting is seriously the best thing ever.
The cake would be lovely with some of this ice cream I came across on Pinterest this weekend, made only with frozen bananas, cocoa and peanut butter. Seriously - frozen bananas, cocoa and peanut butter in the food processor? Genius.
What is also genius? Pinterest. I KNOW I'm tardy to the party with Pinterest, but now that I've found it, I. Am. OBSESSED. I cannot get enough of the damn thing. If you haven't been on it yet, take my advice - DON'T. Or do. Whatever. Just don't say I didn't warn you.
Happy Monday, yo!