Greetings from Aruba! Skylar is getting to be such a big girl and today she expressed interest in going down The Big Slide.
It’s not really that big. Unless you’re four years old.
It’s amazing that I am now a mom of a Big Kid. Well, big enough to slide down and have daddy waiting in the water to catch her.
And she was radiating pure joy after realizing that the slide is not such a biggie.
After we were done with slides and the pool, we went for a walk. Scott and I walked. Skylar slept.
One thing I have been waiting for is the Bread Pudding Raisin Cake they make and sell in the local grocery stores here. Took this picture with dinner hour, i.e. no lighting.
I cut the cake it into bite sized pieces and froze it. I take out a few cubes about ten minutes before eating and enjoy the
bricks in my belly cake.
Dense, sweet but not too sweet, raisins, cinnamon-ey, and did I mention dense. Seriously filling and wonderful! In fact, this was the “cake” I bought for Scott’s Birthday over our December trip and he was happy to have it again, too.
Thanks for the comments on the Cheesy Taco Casserole I posted earlier today. About an hour after I published it, I edited the recipe to include some easy substitutions to make the recipe vegan and it was already gluten free.
That’s the image FoodGawker used
In case you’re not into Casseroles and don’t have access to any Bread Pudding Raisin Cake at the moment, you could make a Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cake instead.
1. Best thing you ate or did over the weekend?
I have had a huge weekend:
I became a contributing member for Marcus Samuelsson’s site (he won Top Chef Masters and has cooked for President Obama!)
I celebrated my 10 year anniversary (and thank you to all who keep commenting on this post. I am so glad you it resonated with everyone. I had no idea when I posted it that anyone would even care it was my anniversary. So thank you for caring!)
And I watched trips down the slide and ate bread pudding cake.
It’s been a stellar few days! Trust me, not all weekends are like this! In fact, 99% of them, I work! This is way better than working!
2. Did you like slides as a kid? Or have you eaten anything that’s slid down nicely lately?
I haven’t slid down any slides lately and as a kid I liked them, but loved swings or the teeter totter more.
The bread pudding cake slid down nicely.
Have a great week and I’ll see you in the morning. It’s weird blogging on east coast time when I’m used to Pacific time.
P.S. Here are my posts since Friday in case you’re catching up:
- Cheesy Taco Casserole
- In Aruba & Magazine Feature
- 10 Year Anniversary
- Contributing & Superstitious
- Packing, Suitcases & Winners
- Bake Sale & Brownies