Sunday, May 22, 2011

An Uneventful Jelly Roll Update

My plan for today was a really quick post. I was just going to drop off a picture of my jelly roll, as promised in the pectin post I did the other day, and a short list of tasty days for the week. Well, guess what? The post just got even shorter!!! Here's the picture of the jelly roll. I'm posting it under protest but a promise is a promise and anyway, as Marion says, "it tastes better than it looks."

I tried to get a picture of Marion devouring the cake but it seems she's getting camera shy "in her young age." Update Sunday Evening: The Jelly Roll is gone, every last bite of it:) We had very little help from my son John, Kyla his lovely wife and Katie & the kids.

As for the list of tasty days, well, it appears I already have one made up. Some of you may have seen it last year. If not or if you just want a refresher, here's the link...May Food Celebrations 23rd-29th. Don't mind the introduction, it seems I was a bit under the weather last year when I posted it. I'm feeling much better now, however, I am going through a bit of a cooking crisis. Not only am I not happy with this cake, I also burned a huge pot of home made tomato sauce just the other day. I think I need to reassess my cooking expectations, soon.

Have a GREAT week everyone!!! I hope to be posting on Wednesday. See ya then:) And, thanks for dropping by...Louise:)


  1. I'll bet it was scruptious!

  2. Your jellyroll looks great, and obviously it was since it's all gone!

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  4. We all have weeks like that! Feel better!

  5. Jelly roll its a new one for me. I think it will tastes good. Ill try dis one..

  6. I don't know that rolled cakes ever present well, in my opinion. However, the Knight loves them and they look fine sliced, on a plate, so...

  7. All goes to show...it doesn't have to be photogenic to taste good! :)

  8. Louise, the jelly roll must be really yummie since its all gone :-) As far as feeling not happy in the kitchen...better days will follow. Have a great week ahead!

  9. My jelly rolls are not pretty, but no one seems to mind as they chew them to bits! So, don't sweat the small stuff, as they say. Just enjoy the visit with your son and his family!

  10. Well I bet it was delicious! How could a chocolate jelly roll with that awesome looking frosting not be?!!! Don't fret, I'm sure the kitchen disasters are behind you and you'll be whipping up some goodies in no time.

  11. That's why I never bake! But that is just me. And I don't even try!!!

  12. Louise this look absolutely delicious!! xxgloria

  13. Well, your jelly roll was a scrumptious success! I have never made one - have it on my to do list - hope it turns out as well as this! I hope your week has gotten better!

  14. Your cake looks delicious! I've been wanting to try making a jelly roll cake. I've never made one! I have to try this soon.

  15. Sometimes I feel discouraged because I make something really, really good but the pictures don't turn out as well. But I think your pictures look great! I love jelly rolls!

  16. I'll wager the cake was delicious. You are stressing. Stress is not good for the body or soul:-). I love jelly rolls and would have been thrilled to have a slice of this. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  17. It looks great to me.. I would of loved a piece or two.

  18. If that cake was in my kitchen...I swear, it won't last a single day.

    Actually, make that a couple of hours. ;-)

  19. I think rolled cakes rarely photograph well (do they have a "best side?") but always taste delicious, as I'm sure yours did!

  20. It sure was Lisa.

    Thanks yummy Would you believe Marion wants another???

    Hi Maverick. Thank you so much for all your kind words and link exchange.

    I already do, duckie.

    Hi Weekly Menu Planner. Thanks for popping in. Try the Jelly Roll idea. There must be at least one recipe on that recipe filled site of yours!!!

    Well, I may just be attempting the real deal again, Channon. My "glistening jars" of home made strawberry jelly arrived today. We'll see...

    So, Barbara, does that mean I can blame it on my lack of photography skills, I hope, I hope:)

    It sure tasted delicious, Pam>

    Thanks Juliana, the week has gotten a heck of a lot better, now only if the weather would keep cooperating.

    You are so right, Marjie. As I tell my daughter, choose your fussing wisely.

  21. No more fretting for me, Lin Ann. I got my strawberry jam!!!

    I try, tigerfish but sometimes...

    Thanks Gloria.

    Hi Reeni. I'm surprised to learn you have never made a jelly roll. I can't wait to see how gorgeous yours turn out. Just look at what can be done with it when it is prepared correctly. Let me know if you want the recipe. I posted it a few days ago.

    Try it, Lisa. I think they can look really cool if prepared by a "pro."

    My photography skills are lacking precision, Sook. But, that doesn't bother me as much as it not looking "prettier" in person. It did taste good though. I suppose, that's what really matters.

    Thanks Mary. Stressed spelled backwards equals dessert. I will try again, someday:)

    Sorry, Tiffanee. It disappeared:)

    You are too funny, Sophia. Alas, it's gone...

    Thanks T.W. I feel better now:)

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