08 May 2010


Peanut Patch Cake for my birthday

Happy Birthday to me!

I had a nice birthday yesterday! Bella ran into daycare in the morning and yelled, "It's my mommy's birthday today and I GET A BABYSITTER!" Oh yeah!

I picked the girls up after lunch (our usual schedule these days since I switched to 5 half days) and headed over to the mall for a quick visit to the Apple Store to see why my new computer was all aloof and rude to my old video camera. My appointment took about 60 seconds because, yeah, those two aren't going to get along. We head over to the mall play area for a quick play, Bella has a loud lengthy meltdown and we make a hasty exit. Hey, nobody's birthday is perfect. Then we head home and bake my favorite cake! Then I get to open my present and it's a new Flip camera--a video camera that works with my new computer! How did he do that? We went to Muffaletta for dinner (I was going to video us there with my new camera but then Brent got all embarrassed) and I had two glasses of wine and a lamb (!) steak and I think the entire breadbasket (being as I'm on a large dose of prednisone I will use that as an excuse for eating like a lumberjack). It was great. Being 34 rules so far. We'll see what the year will bring.


Peanut Patch Cake

1 package yellow cake mix
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup oil
1 1/4 cups water
4 eggs
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup dates, cut up
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a Bundt pan. Beat cake and pudding mixes, oil, water and eggs until well blended or approximately four minutes on medium speed. Beat in peanut butter. Pour 1/3 batter into pan; sprinkle with a layer of dates and chocolate chips. Repeat. Pour remaining batter into pan and bake for about 45-50 minutes.

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