Although the umbilical cord was severed almost 21 years ago, I've a new link to my daughter. That would be Flapjack Flanny, a cooking blog with blow-to-blow reportage on the gustatory exploits of The Blue Plate Spectaculars. Who are the Blue Plate Spectaculars? The One and Only Officially Unofficial Culinary Club of the University of New Mexico. The brainchild of a couple of pre-meds (Flannery and Lorenzo), their Mexican wrestler mascot Alberto (and to think I knew him when he worked the popcorn machine alongside Oakley at UA-DeVargas), Mike (a line cook at Flying Star, known for prodigious knife-wielding skills), and Amy (whose specialty is alcohol-food pairings.)
Just remember, kids--knife-wielding, Mexican wrestling, and alcohol do not mix!
In an email Flannery has implored her parents to "prepare to be amazed this Saturday." She and Oaks will be home for autumn break and she has sent me a shopping list whose ingredients will facilitate her preparations of Navratan Korma seasoned with her own homemade garam masala of spices brought from India by her friend Jesse! AND a two-layer pumpkin cheesecake. How do you spell salivation???
I am honored that Flannykins chose to top her blog with a photo of my miniature Deluxe Dream Kitchen appliances, circa 1963. Doesn't that Revere Ware loom oh so large?