Last Thursday was just like any other at work - until our IT guy came in to the office and told us that the computer networks had all crashed and that we would not be able to sign on to our computers the next day. I immediately asked my wonderful program director if I could take Friday off as I didn't have any meetings scheduled with students and wouldn't it be great if I could use that work time wisely by baking an apple cake at home instead? Katherine agreed and let me use a random vacation day to chill out at home. Many thanks to http://justaplanerideaway.blogspot.com for the wonderful foodie links on her blog which lead me to Smitten Kitchen. I have recently recently become obsessed with this blog (http://smittenkitchen.com/) and have had no end of fun imagining menus for the dinner party I will be having sometime in the coming weeks. One dessert in particular struck me as fairly manageable and fun. I am speaking, of course, of the apple cake!
It was delicious! One complaint I have about being single is that making full out dinners and desserts feels like a collossal waste of time, since you're really only cooking for one. Thankfully, I had a friend over that night and I was able to take the leftovers to my family the next day, who all smacked their lips and paid me millions of compliments. ya!