Happy week-after-Easter!

Don’t forget to check the stores for after Easter candy discounts!

Last night David walked into the room holding a cute little orange bakery box.

“Whats that?” I asked him.

“Carrot cake” He said.  “Where did you get it?” Carrying around packages of carrot cake isn’t part of Davids normal routine.

“Oh Fraser gave it to me” He said.

“WHAT how come?” I asked. “Was there something wrong with it?”

People don’t normally give us cakes, unless there’s a darn good reason. Like it’s past the sell by date, or fallen on the floor perhaps.

“Is he angry with us?” I asked.

“No, he just said he bought it and didn’t want it anymore.” That sounded suspicious to me. “Just didn’t want it? WHY NOT!”

“Well, he’s on a diet….and so….”

“AHHH!! Wait a second….why a diet? He doesn’t look like he needs one.”

“No, I didn’t ask him why, that’s just what he said.”

And that is how we ended up with a little box of carrot cake. Yay!

This little interview with David and the cake gave me an idea.

“Hey David, how about we go around and help people diet? We can ask them if they are on a diet, if they say no, we can tell them that if they decide to go on one, we will help them get rid of all their extra cake and candy!”

Somehow David didn’t think it was a good idea.

See? It's healthy. It even has a carrot on top

Carrot cake has me thinking of cream cheese frosting!

It goes good on top of cupcakes, carrot cakes, banana bread…it makes lonely looking muffins look happy. It can do just about anything! Add some bright blue food dye -the edible kind of course- to the mix and put it on top a of birthday cake. It makes for a bright summertime blue cake.

It is the most yum frosting in the world. It’s not so common here in England though. Most people here have marzipan on top of their cakes.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Ingredients:
2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, also softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of lemon

Directions:
Mix together the cream cheese and butter until creamy.
Mix in the vanilla and lemon.
Gradually stir in the powedered sugar.
Frost away!

There you have it. Of course if you don’t want to use so much butter, butter IS expensive these days, just add a bit less butter and a bit more lemon. Be careful to NOT microwave the butter till it melts, Christina and I have ruined many a good stick of butter this way. 🙂

A friend of ours, LOVES carrot cake. He likes it with strawberry ice cream. I don’t know if this is part of his way of getting 5 a day, but strawberries and carrots don’t sound too good to me.

The friend who loves carrot cake and strawberry ice cream

So now here my carrot cake sits.  Atop the table looking at me. Staring me down, begging me to eat it.  I love diets…as long as they are somebody else’s. 😀

3 thoughts on “Carrot Cake

  1. CJ says:

    Yay for other peoples diets! Although I have to wonder why Frasers on a diet? And why now? Why not when I was there so I could get some carroty cake too? Oh wait, I dont like carrot cake! What else did he give you? YAY for cartoons! 😀

  2. Capn Manda says:

    Haha it says we have ”ONE THOUGHT ON “CARROT CAKE” Looks funny. He said he wanted to wait till you were gone so we wouldnt have to share with you, He only gave us carrot cake…should we ask him if there’s anything else he has that he wants help getting rid of?

    1. CJ says:

      LOL I can see it now You: Hey Fraser have anything else you want help getting rid of? Fraser: Umm, actually now that you mention it I have this couch I could use some help getting down the 200+ stairs You: I was actually thinking more along the lines of….cake! P.S now we have three thoughts on cake! Pss – You did it again! You used ‘ instead of ” LOL!

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