Friday, December 14, 2012

My little stars

Last night was our Homeschool Co-Op Presentation Night. I had singers, dancers, speakers and kids who just managed to contain themselves. It was so fun.

So proud of my bright, shining stars.

Caramel Cake

Like everyone else, I read Kathryn Stockett's The Help last year and loved it, followed by taking the Man to see the movie. Even he enjoyed it.
So, when I saw this recipe for "the" caramel cake, I had to give it a try.
One Sunday morning that saw Dan poorly enough to keep him home from church but not poorly enough to keep him in bed, we decided to surprise the rest of the troupe by having this for dessert.
 It's not a difficult recipe, but it is time consuming, since you're making your caramel sauce. As you can see, mine is a bit runnier lighter in color than it was supposed to be. I also had to make it in two layers, rather than three, as I am currently lacking a third cake pan.
Who cares, though? It was delicious. Everyone was so excited, especially when they found out that it was "famous". I hadn't thought about that, but it's true - how often do we eat food that's been featured in a movie?
A total aside - I love that face.