TWD--Banana Bundt Cake
Hello, especially to my fellow Tuesday's With Dorie followers. Get this--I worked my buns off making this week's recipe last Thursday. Oh my gosh, I had so much fun with this cake. And well--it's BANANA--a favorite flavor and ingredient of mine. I couldn't skip it. BUT on Friday I took the boys and we drove NINE hours to my brother's house. I got everything ready I needed to pack--all the things for each of the four boys and my things. Including my computer, which was holding my precious photographs and notes about the banana bundt cake. Three hours into the drive, my husband called from back at home to inform me that I left my laptop there. SIGH! I was and am bummed. I totally planned to do this week's post while visiting at my brothers. INSTEAD--you will get a two for one with next week's TWD! So I'm really sorry and though I know I won't be able to stop by and see as many banana bundt cake creations as I'd like to this week, you can be sure that I'll visit as many as I can and I'll surely stop by at least next week to see what ya'll have done when I get back home to my beloved laptop. (It just doesn't cut it using my brother's computer (albeit a nice one) and trying to post on Blogger--I use Windows Live Writer and feel lost without it!
Okay, so that being said, I just thought I let you know that on the long drive here I discovered something. To keep the boys happy, they were plowing through a large bag of Dum Dum lollipops. In my boredom and tiredness from driving, I reached in the bag to have me a "sucka", too. (That kind of candy is not my favorite--I say, if it isn't chocolate--it isn't worth it.) Anyway, I was going to pick me a flavor to savor. I wanted Root Beer. But do you think as I carefully drove along that I could find one single Root Beer in that bag? NOOO. So I settled on another flavor from my past that I grew up liking--Cream Soda. And as soon as I tasted it, I was taken back--too remembering piles and piles of Halloween candy strewn out on the floor so I could trade with my brothers and sisters. Just that flavor of the Cream Soda Dum Dum, which I haven't tasted in YEARS really brought it all back. It was a fun, familiar flavor. I realized that I still like Cream Soda. I don't even drink any pop/soda, but now I'm craving a few sips of that old familiar flavor. And I secretly called dibs on all the other Cream Soda Dum Dums left in the bag. ; ) Anyway, that's just me doing a little ramblin' and sharing about my long drive with the boys the other day. And we got here and are having a great time. Today we'll be going to Louisville to the Slugger Baseball museum. The boys will love that!
I also learned that even though I don't particularily care for Cheetos, I had no problem eating them as I drove on down the highway, and they, too, actually were pretty good. To counteract my wonderful healthy eating while travelling (just to stay awake, mind you ;), I also had some fresh blackberries from the farmer's market and sugar snap peas. I rotated popping those in my mouth along with the Cheetos, so it wasn't all bad! ;)
And now I really will let ya'll go--go see all the other banana bundt cakes out there and come back to see mine next week along with the brownie buttons! Sorry, Mary from The Food Librarian--I really did bake along with you this week! You'll see.