Originally Posted January 07, 2007
I ate beef jerky on the beach.
This should be a short post. I think I might be getting sick. My throat is starting to act up. I should be asleep right now. I rode to church this morning. The blowy rainy goodness hasn't quite let up for any significant amount of time lately...except maybe at night. Epiphany started. The interim pastor makes these little banners every Sunday out of felt. Apparently he has been doing this forever. Today's banner had a large star over what I can only assume to be Jerusalem. Then he splattered on about planets aligning and the wise men not being related to Christmas at all. Conspiracy tales I say. He went on defend his version of history throughout the service. He should have been a history teacher. Then he deemed me worthy of this week's banner. There was maybe one other in the group of eleven that hadn't already received the weekly banner. I should have posted a picture of it but I already brought it inside. Maybe I’ll sneakily leave it in the living room. Course when my Mom reads this post she will put a stop to it.
After church I rode to Lori's. We chatted and viewed where her ceiling fell in. Luckily, it isn't really her ceiling.
Upon leaving her house on Nelson Rd., I decided it would be best to walk my bike down the extremely steep hill to the end of the road where it tees with Olalla Valley. Just beyond: the cliff of death and water.
I ate beef jerky on the beach.
Dist. 13.4 - Time 1:27:23 - Avg. 9.2 - Max. 33.5
I whipped up a batch of my pumpkin pudding tonight. The true story is that I didn't buy Nanaimo bars and strawberries at the grocery store this week and something was missing from my life. Then I remembered that I keep the ingredients for this recipe on hand at all times. I have a ton of things in the works and this recipe felt like something I could accomplish tonight.
Pineapple Pecan Upside-Down Cupcakes
It seems like everyone these days has a special diet... or at least everyone in my family. I am no exception. This year my mom's amazing buttercream topped Barbie cake wasn't going work. I made my own cake and gave my mom a deserved break this year.
I created this recipe to be egg free, low FODMAP, and delicious. Low FODMAP is also Gluten Free. Alternative flour cakes tend to be good fresh and then the texture goes downhill after that. I've managed to avoid that problem by avoiding icing which allows you to warm them up right before you eat them.
This is my first go at writing up a recipe for general consumption and I am very excited about the format. It is both easy to follow along and full of extra details. I used the table feature in Pages to organize the recipe. The Sketch app was great for cropping and rotating one of my bunny clipart SVG files. Then I exported it as a PNG to use in Pages and to make the recipe a little more "me". You can preview the recipe below before you download the PDF that you can print.
How do you like to treat yourself for your birthday? Please let me know how it goes in the comments!