Friday, October 16, 2009
While we are on the subject of apples...
Sometimes I think that the time I spend on the internet is a total waste. And maybe it is. But... in the midst of Edward's ninth meltdown of the morning- and it's only 8:50... I decided that the only way through this day was to say a prayer and make a cake I just saw on one of my favorite blogs. So we did.
And I advise that if you are facing the teeniest bit of adversity in your life. Or if you are dealing with an angst-y or anxious toddler/preschooler/tween/teen/twenty-something/empty-nester/geriatric (or anyone in between)- you should make a cake, too. I made this one. Except I substituted plain yogurt for the oil, white whole wheat flour (King Arthur), and added a heaping tablespoon of ground flax seed- just to alleviate any possible guilt I had about feeding our frustrations. At least we are feeding them nutritiously. And the cake didn't seem to mind the alterations. Although, I have found that when I reduce/eliminate the fat content in a baked good- the item tends to brown more quickly, do keep an eye on it.