And that I have no right to feel indignant about the canned beets or liver and onions that I had to eat as a child.
Are tofu and tempeh any better on the weird scale? Spelt berries and kale?
Although, I do think my kids actually LIKE tofu. For real.
On the other hand, there were those BBQ burritos that they used to stuff in the potted plants.
Those were not a hit. I have a funny feeling if one were to dig around the huge pine tree in the back yard, there might still be a burrito carcass or fifty hiding there.
And rhubarb? Who feeds their kids rhubarb?
Sigh. I did. (Fortunately, they like it.)
I was pretty excited with this week's pick of rhubarb upside down cake. Although, the procurement of said rhubarb was an adventure in itself. Rhubarb isn't in season up here yet, so I had to haul myself out to a fresh foods market a half hour away to find some (P.S. I've never had to buy rhubarb before - since my parents have a patch behind their barn; but alas, out of season...)
Anyhoo, as I walked into the market, I noticed an unusual amount of security guards at the front of the store. Made a mental note of it and moved on. The Kid and I walked along the produce section hoping to grab the necessary rhubarb and get out before the Friday evening after work crowd starting coming to the store.
Of course, in my single-mindedness, I almost walked right into the crowd of people who were gathered around a person standing at a podium speaking. When I looked up, I realized that it was one of NY state's US Senators (in case you are wondering which one, it was the female one) and she was totally in between me and my rhubarb.
Once I realized what was up, I grabbed The Kid and hustled in the opposite direction - saying a silent prayer that no one had seen my almost gaffe.
About twenty minutes later, the crowd had cleared and I was able to get my rhubarb.
At this point, I was thinking that this cake had better be worth it.
What is it about turning a cake upside down that makes it so much more fun than a regular cake?
Upside down cakes totally rock - with or without the pineapple.
Fruit & nuts.
A lovely, cake tender from the addition of creme fraiche and tangy from the addition of goat cheese yogurt (I only had a half cup of creme fraiche, so used the yogurt to round out the full cup).
Add to that the drama of "making the flip" and hoping it all works out in the end.
Yeah, it's all good.
It was even more fun because I was able to test drive a new skillet. (One that I had been stalking for a very long time - it finally went on sale AND I had a gift card to the store it was in AND I purged two ratty non-stick skillets from my pantry to make room for it. All the love, none of the guilt :-) )
I am sure that I don't have to tell y'all whether or not this was a hit, right? (In case you still haven't figured it out, we liked it...)
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe for Fresh Rhubarb Upside Down Baby Cakes can be found at the site of this week's host Erin of When in Doubt…Leave it at 350.