In honor of midwifery week I baked a ginormous Texas sheet cake. I will bring it to the faculty meeting tomorrow where I am hoping people will fall on it like crazed hyenas. It's been a great midwifery week for me personally: I saw one of my favorite patients for her 6 week postpartum visit, I successfully predicted somebody would go into labor before her induction date, and I met a new patient who really needed a midwife. So there will be cake. Please see this wonderful campaign sponsored by our professional organization: "Our Moment of Truth." Every woman deserves a midwife in her life.
In addition to the sheet cake, I made yogurt, 2 loaves of bread, the parsnip pepper biscuits from Smoke and Pickles, and tteokboki. My lunch was a sliced tomato from the garden, sautéed greens and some of the aforementioned bread with a little cream cheese and the cilantro fried green tomato relish from Smoke and Pickles. I gleaned a bunch of unripe grape tomatoes from a neighbor (she said it was OK) and used them because my tomatoes miraculously ripened. I really like this spread--it's got a lot of flavors going on with the fennel/coriander/cilantro. I may mix some with some roasted potatoes later this week.
Sophie heads to NYC early Friday morning for her cross-country meet--apparently they will have some free time to explore Manhattan. She has already mapped out the closest Momofuku Milk Bar to satisfy her cereal milk ice cream jones. I turned the heat on for the first time today, looks like winter is coming after all.