When I was a teen and I wanted to do something and my parents would say no and I would say “But . . everyone else gets to do it!” My parents, without fail, 100% of the time responded “If everyone else jumps off the bridge, are you going to do it?” This is the bridge that runs through my hometown.
So, my answer was always NO! I didn’t have to stop and ponder my decision. Back then, I would drive across that bridge. Now, I will not even ride across it as a passenger.
But, these days, if my friends did anything crazy except for jumping off a bridge, I’d probably do it. I seem to follow knitting friends, cooking friends, gardening friends . . down every rabbit hole they share with me.
This morning I knew I was going to make chili. Then I got on Facebook and shared my chili preparations with my sister who had reminded me how good the recipe is, and with my preacher friend who wrote the cookbook and included the recipe. Then . . it’s all their fault . . I made a cake.
OK . . give in I did. I had all the ingredients here so I figured that was a sign I should make it.
Two sticks of butter. Two 8 oz. containers of cream cheese. Other than that . . it’s not too bad. Pineapple is healthy. Egg whites are healthier than whole eggs.
My friends really do shove me down those rabbit holes. I know . . I could say no and since I’m so big on personal responsibility, I have to stop blaming others for my choices but I’ll save that for another day. Today, everything is Steve and my sister’s fault!
By the way, I’m not listening to the advice to make it one day and eat it the next. There will be some for tomorrow but tonight, we are having cake!
Penny in CA says
Looks so delicious! Somehow the picture or rather view of your cake looks like I could just dig in & enjoy it! Oh how I wish!!
Ok, now I am hungry for pineapple cake but no recipe. Help us.
Ok so where is the recipe? I have always loved anything pineapple.
Hey, what about the rabbit holes YOU lead people down–I seem to own knitting needles, an Instant Pot, several cookbooks—–just saying! :))))))
Judy D in WA says
How in the world do you bake a cake and then leave it alone until the next day??? Is that even legal??? LOL I love our rabbit holes. 🙂
2 sticks of butter and 2 bricks of cream cheese, sounds like a winner to me….might as well apply it directly to my butt !
How can you tease us?? A delicious picture, enticing conversation and NO recipe? That is not nice. 🙂
It’s in a friend’s cookbook so I’m not going to share the recipe here.
That looks like a bite cake, a bite now, another bite in 10 minutes, another bite a few minutes after that one, just to reaffirm that last bite tastes just like the other bites….!!!!!! Wouldn’t last long at our house !!! Recipe ? Or name of cookbook ?
Carolyn Sands says
Judy, what cookbook are you referring to? Thanks.
It’s A Few of My Favorite Things by Steve Bennett.
I have dreams about bridges that look like that…or maybe they’re nightmares…LOL The cake looks yummy too!
okay, so what you are saying is that those of us who are quilting friends need to get busy showing you fun quilting stuff so you will get back to quilting???????????
That might work. I do see some things occasionally and think that would be fun. I think my sewing room is such a mess right now that it would take a whole lot to motivate me.
Pam Crane says
This is too funny! You are the director of my rabbit hole!!! I bought knitting patterns because of your blog, I have bought your books, I bought an air fryer and an electric pressure cooker after reading about them on your blog, I bought some clothes patterns after you blogged about them and that led to an entirely new obsession with knits. I then bought a coverstitch machine after reading your blog. (I wish I had bought the one you bought.) Your blog is dangerously expensive for me but I love it!!!