Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cake, a Sickie, and Tomorrow!!!

First of all, this cake is so random. A girlfriend at work made this cake, and it was so good and easy, I tried it. Now, I am NOT, I repeat NOT, a baker. I generally throw ingredients in the pan all willy nilly, no measuring, just what looks good.

However, I decided since the cake only took the following ingredients, I would try it.


1 can crushed pineapple with juice (20 oz.)
1 box angel food cake mix

(What is freaky is that I searched Bing for 'angel food cake box images' and this came up as an image. This is EXACTLY what I bought.) It is from this blog. The recipe is copied from the blog, and I did it almost exactly the same way.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. (I used a silicon bundt pan sitting on a cookie sheet and I didn't grease it.)  With minimal mixing, combine entire can of crushed pineapple with angel food cake mix. (I had to mix it quite well to get the powdered mix to absorb the pineapple/juice.) Pour into prepared baking pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. (Mine took about 30 minutes.) Cake should be lightly browned and center tested done when fully baked. Cool inverted. (I don't know what that means, so mine just sat out on the counter while I grabbed pieces off.)

One of the best parts (besides how easy and GOOOOOD it is) is that it's fat free and I'm sure SUPER low in WW points. Which is important, especially when you eat 1/4 of it for breakfast the next day. What? It's like pound cake. That is clearly a breakfast food.

Moving on, Emma is a total sickie (term from Katie). Girlfriend had a 102.4 fever last night and a mild cough. I dosed her with some intermittent Motrin hits, and she was fine this morning, fever free. Obvs, we kept her home from her babysitters (where alllll kinds of crud has been going around). Jason took the morning shift, I went off to work to prepare my classroom for the afternoon shift. I left at 12 and came home to take over. All seemed fine, no fever to be had throughout the day. She was and is a little cranky and clingy (not normal for her!), and she was eating okay. Jason talked to the doc this morning, and since Emma is scheduled for her 18 month checkup tomorrow, they said to just wait on bringing her in since she was sleeping and eating.

She took a 2 hour nap this afternoon, and I thought we were good to go. Then, I felt her before bath, and she was burning up. Fever was 101.4. What?? We took a lukewarm bath and got jammied up. She was walking around talking about "DoDo" (Dora) and "reading" her new Dora book/waiting for Dora to come on at 7:00. She wasn't really into taking her milk.

I noticed that she had some flush in her cheeks, and I immediately wigged out that she had 5ths. I don't think that is what's going on though. SO, I guess we are doing the split shifts again tomorrow and going to see the doc. My poor monkey is sad. I couldn't even take a decent picture to capture her unfortunate-ness.

Speaking of tomorrow, it is THE BIG DAY!

We are going to (hopefully) find out what this baby is. If you read Brittany or Brittany, you know that both of their gender reveals were less than ideal, with their babes (both girls???) not totally giving up the goods. I'm sure they are girls though!

So, at 1:45 tomorrow, we are going to see if we are having an HME (boy name) or a girl. No name disclosure, don't even ask. :) I will direct you to a post as soon as I can!

Jason has to go back to work, and Emma's doctor checkup is at 3:15, so I will have to keep up parenting business as usual. Not a lot of time to dilly dally and write a post now is there? :) I won't keep y'all hanging too long!

What's been going on in your lives? Please fill me in. I feel removed from y'all!

Also, Emma sends some hugs and kisses to all of her grandparents, especially FeFe who is sick right now! Get well soon!



  1. OK, that cake? Reminds me of a dump cake my Mamaw makes except I think she uses mandarin oranges. Either way, I'd slap some Cool Whip on a slice of that bad boy and go to town.

    Sorry about the sickies. :( My guess is it's a virus...yeah, go ahead and send me that $20 for the copay. Ha ha ha!

    So excited to hear about THE DAY tomorrow, too...all of these babies. Clearly, I missed that party train (for good reason).

  2. Poor Emma. Hope she feels better very soon!

    I am so excited for you and your big appointment tomorrow!!!! Cannot wait to hear your exciting news! Hope baby is healthy and cooperative! :)

  3. I really want to try that cake! Sounds soo good!

    I'm sorry Emma is sick- I have heard that kind of thing is going around- hope she feels better!

    Can't wait to hear about your appointment tomorrow!
    Thanks for the get well wishes sweet friend!

  4. little sickies are so sad :( mine is currently fighting sleep......

    I hope she feels better soon....

  5. So sorry Emma is sick! Hopefully it's viral and she will be miraculously well in the morn! Can't wait to hear what the doc says about newbie!!! ♥ ya'll!

  6. What is it with sick babies in the blog world right now?

  7. Ooooh, I'm SO excited for you to find out what you're having! I'm kind of pulling for a boy so you can have one of each. But just a healthy baby will be enough.

    Can't wait to hear! I'll be checking on you tomorrow!

  8. I feel so sad for Meema! I also CAN'T WAIT!!! to find out what baby Edwards is!

  9. I didnt know you read both brittany's ! Now I need to add the other one! Very exciting indeed!
    Now to just find out what my newest baby is!! You better text me The SECOND you know. Seriously.
    Tell me what the doc says at her check up!

  10. I hope your booboo feels better soon!

    I will email you back from last night - I got your comment on my blog post and I'm slowly, but surely, getting to my emails. I miss you a ton, srsly.


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