Monday, August 03, 2009

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.

19 comments:

noble pig said...

Peas and blackberries totally counteract Cheetos. LOL!

Lisa A. said...

That is hilarious! Thanks a lot...now I am going to have to run to Wal-Mart for Dum-Dums. The pea, blackberry, Cheetos combo sounds...GREAT!

spike. said...

looking forward to seeing next week! have a fun trip

Flourchild said...

You will really love this bread! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

TeaLady said...

And we look forward to seeing that cake asap. Hope you had a good trip despite being 'topless'.

Pamela said...

My boys are loving dum-dum pops lately. Vincent loves the chocolate pops, but I have not found a single one in the last 3 bags I've bought. Root beer galore, by the way! Have a great visit!

Tracey said...

Have a great trip! Look forward to seeing your cake next week :)

theeclecticconnoisseur said...

I can sympathize. I leave for vacation next week and I just know I'm going to forget something (I always do). I'm so looking forward to next week's brownie buttons!

jillbert said...

I love cream soda Dum Dums! When I was a kid, a grocery store gave out Dum Dums and I loved going there.

Enjoy your trip!

isa said...

Have a wonderful trip!
I can't wait to see your cake next week.

Teanna said...

Oh man, that is a lot of driving! I used to do it every Friday last summer when I would drive from DC to NY - it is only a 4 hour drive, but it would take 9 on a Friday in the summer! So I know your pain! I can't wait to see the cake!

lasinthekitchen said...

9 hours is a L-O-N-G drive! Dum-Dums totally remind me of Halloween too and trying to swap candies with my sisters. It also reminds me of the Night at the Museum movie too... =) See you next week!

pinkstripes said...

I hope you are having a great time visiting your brother. I agree blackberries counteract cheetoes.

Jacque said...

Well, whatever it takes to get through 9 HOURS in the car... with kids. Yikes! You are a brave woman, LOL.

Hey, you're in our neck of the woods, sorta. I'm up the road from Louisville a couple of hours. The L Slugger museum looks cool. We didn't take the tour, but looked in the windows. There's a children's museum across the street from the LS museum maybe your kids would enjoy.

OK, have fun and can't wait to see your banana bundt!

vibi said...

LOL It seems for you too... vacation was a priority! LOL

Oh well... no prob, we'll wait to admire it!

Amanda said...

It's spooky how alike we are. I also don't think candy is worth it unless it's chocolate, with the exception of banana Laffy Taffy! I also love root beer and cream soda dum dums, and admit i haven't had one ages. Remember when they used to send suckers out in the bank drive through tube?? Look forward to seeing your bundt cake next week. oh, and I need to look into this live writer I keep hearing about!

Bunny said...

You did what you had to do girl, cheetos and dum dums gave you the energy to go on...hee hee.

Nancy/n.o.e said...

That all sounds like things I would do! Root beer candy is a favorite of mine, but I'd settle for cream soda in a pinch. I'll confess that today I was about to throw out a can of CheerWine soda (absolutely delicious regional cherry type soda from North Carolina) because I don't drink it (and trying to get rid of that high fructose stuff anyway) I ended up drinking half of it over some ice cubes. YUM! Funny how taste can take us back.

The banana cake was yummy, I agree.

JJ Skittles said...

I'm eating a cream soda Dum-Dum right now, and I want to know if anyone out there can explain why there is a picture of FRUIT on the wrapper?! Cream soda flavor is like the anti-fruit!
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