Thursday, September 16, 2010

three reasons i shouldn't make coffee cake at noon

I had no idea that I doomed myself to many failures when I made this delicious Cranberry Upside Down Coffee Cake.

1. I hadn't eaten lunch, so the coffee cake said, "Hey, why don't you just enjoy me for lunch and forget fruits and veggies." So, I totally obeyed the coffee cake.

2. With no boys or Brent around, it was just sitting there on the counter taunting me with its crooked edges. No matter how much I tried to cut straight lines, it would crumble here (with help) or have a jagged pecan there (darn). It said, "please, could you do me a solid and straighten out my edges? thanks, babe."

3. After consuming a revolting amount of coffee cake (nearly a fourth), I lost any motivation to make dinner. Although the coffee cake serenaded me and whispered sweet nothings in my ear, I refused to serve it for dinner. Also, I wanted to take a nap. At 6pm.


Greta said...

Hmmm, sounds like my little run-in with the rice krispy treats a few weeks ago.
Which, of course, now that I mention them makes me want some, or the whole pan.

Hope you got a nap!

Jenna said...

rice krispy treats? that's like a fortified cereal? it's practically like taking sweet vitamins. feel good about your choices, greta!

Jess said...

Love the play-by-play:)

My husband isn't a huge sweets eater, so the duty falls to me when we have them sitting around. One time, I pretty much consumed a chocolate cake on my own in the course of a few days. I'm diabetic, and to my husband's chagrin, I had the best blood sugars of my life that week. Correlation = Causation, right?

Ched said...

"So, I totally obeyed the coffee cake."

I love that line. A type of culinary obeisance.

Karla Anne said...

Cute post! I am so guilty of doing that with a pan of blondies...