As I wrap up the challenge (and scrambled to make the last few cakes!) I wanted to reach for something simple and that I have yet to feature. I settled on a Caramel Apple Coffee Cake for week 51… however, true to the challenge, it wasn’t so simple.
Have you ever approached a situation in life with a pit in your stomach, a feeling like something bad is about to happen? That’s probably how I should have felt before making this week’s cake.
I’ve made the comment time and time again, I come from a primarily female family who not only appreciates good eating, but loves, and quite possibly lives for, the careful preparation and serving to loved ones and friends alike.
Last week, when I made a trip to my neighborhood library, I stopped by the shelf containing all of the cookbooks. I say shelf, but it’s more like a sanctuary. Running my fingers along the cellophane spines, my eyes stopped on the Moosewood Cookbook.
Before I get in to this week’s cake and the inspiration and anecdote behind it, I want to take a moment of celebration and reflection to recognize my progress in the project. 26 cakes marks the halfway point, and to be totally honest, I’m surprised I’ve kept the momentum. Like many of us, I’ve began and abandoned too many passion projects to count.
This was one of those weeks. One of those weeks where I was crazy busy at work and after. I’m moving next weekend to my very own apartment, which I’m actually pretty ecstatic about; however, my personal to-do list has been just as long as my list at work.