Tonight, I prepped to host our friend, Lance. Lance visited us when we first arrived in Kodiak. He is a Coastie from DC, and like last time, is on another business trip that brings him to the Emerald Isle....on his way to Hono, no less.
Excited to have company, I have gone all out. He and fellow Coastie (from DC but stationed here now), Mike, are joining me for dinner. I am making Halibut with a bacon and spinach side, Alaskan beer biscuits, and a banana flavored cake with cream cheese icing, topped with coconut and almonds.
Where as I am still learning how to decorate a cake with just regular icing, the cream cheese icing really threw me. So I was delighted to (literally) throw coconut and almonds on the cake in an effort to hide icing flaws and create a "messy" charm to the creation itself.
Now, if only I can resist the temptation to have it for breakfast tomorrow morning...