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Flying Cake

On Shabbat morning, Shlomo gets cake for breakfast (long story).  Obviously, I don’t make the cake just for him.  But it’s usually the only cake we make each week.

This week Yitzchak bought me a present – ingredients for cheesecake.  I made a cheesecake Thursday night and a chocolate cake on Friday afternoon.  The cheesecake, obviously, was almost gone by the time Shabbat morning came along.  But we saved a bit for Shlomo.

Except . . .

When Yitzchak gave Shlomo a piece of chocolate cake and a piece of cheesecake last Shabbat morning, Shlomo picked up the cheesecake, said, “Cold,” and refused to touch it.  Yitzchak said that if he doesn’t eat it, Ima will be very happy to.  Well, Shlomo didn’t want it, and that was final.

So YItzchak cut the cheesecake into bite-size pieces, speared one with a fork and brought it to me, while I was still in bed.  Yummy.  Then he did the same with bite-size pieces 2 and 3.  And then . . .

Shlomo decided that flyiing cake into Ima’s mouth (he could see it from his seat at the table, because the bedroom door was open) sounded like a lot of fun.  So I got about five or six pieces of chocolate cake flown into my mouth, except that these weren’t cut into bite-size pieces and I more than once found my mouth overstuffed.  One of the times, Shlomo had to wait [im]patiently by the bed, because I just hadn’t finished chewing.

And then finally, after I asked for no more cake (please!) Yitzchak put the cake on top of the fridge, and the game of flying oversized pieces of cake into my mouth ended, much to Shlomo’s dismay.

It certainly was cute while it lasted, but my mouth was too tired and I had eaten more pieces of chocolate cake in one sitting (laying?) than I had wanted.

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The Search For The Bread

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The feather, candle, and spoon traditionally used for the search for chametz. In the bag are ten wrapped pieces of bread.

The night before Pesach (Passover), we do a search for chametz (leavened foods).  By this point, the house should already be clean, which means that we may not find any chametz.  What most people do is hide ten pieces of bread (or pasta, or cake) and then “find” them.

By the time we did the search, we had no bread left in the house.  Yitzchak insisted that we could still say a blessing for the search, because the main thing is the search itself, and not whether you find anything.  I told him to prove it, and he did.  We searched without having hid anything.

Turns out, Shlomo hid more than ten pieces for us.  Not necessarily that day, but in the months prior.  Yitzchak looked in all the little corners – between the closet and the wall, between the bottom drawer and the floor, and a million other places that are nearly impossible to reach without doing heavy-duty furniture moving.  He found more than ten pieces, just by getting into extraordinarily uncomfortable positions, without even moving the furniture.

I guess it doesn’t matter whether or not you hid the bread, as long as there’s a toddler in the house.

Super Sweet Blog Award

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The Super Sweet Blog Award logo.

So, I’ve been nominated by Jessica for the Super Sweet Blog Award.  Which, obviously, is very cool, since I haven’t been blogging for that long, and since it’s my first blog award.

Here are the requirements, to be fulfilled:

1) Display the above logo.

2) Nominate 13 other blogs.  (Wow, that’s a LOT of people.)  Okay, here they are, in no particular order:

  1. ChatterBlog
  2. Mom in the Muddle
  3. Rachel
  4. Adventures in Jedi
  5. On the Fence
  6. Little Poppits
  7. Best of 2 Sisters
  8. Asilee
  9. Little Rays of Sunshine
  10. Booshy
  11. Balance and Grace
  12. Tackling Mommyhood
  13. Upside Backwards

3) Answer the following questions:

  1. Cookies or cake?  It doesn’t matter, as long as it’s chocolate.
  2. Chocolate or vanilla?  Chocolate, hands down.  (See above answer.)
  3. What is your favorite sweet treat?  Brownies!
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most?  When I’m tired, bored, procrastinating, hungry, not hungry, busy, not busy, and dealing with a toddler, relaxing from a hard day, or don’t want to eat real food.  In other words, a lot.  But I only crave certain sweet [chocolate] foods, not just anything that’s sweet.
  5.  If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?  Brownie?  Chocolate hair?  Chocolate lover?  Chaya the chocoholic?  I don’t know.