My car insurance agent called me yesterday (completely interrupting my off pitch interpretation of Adele as I was putting away groceries)…he told me that I had lost my wallet. “Oh reeeaaalllllly?!” I thought sarcastically in my head, “Then why do I have my purse riiighhht her.., oh, well, where did I put my purse?”
What George failed to tell me was not that I just lost my wallet. No. I left my entire purse in the shopping cart outside in the shopping cart corral. And some nice human being took it inside to the store manager for safe keeping. Kind people do exist.
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Well, if that was a hug, I’m not even sure what this is. But what I do know is that I am incredibly grateful to the kind people in this world who do all the nice things that they do everyday. A BIG thank you to the nice man or woman who made my life a lot easier yesterday. Have some cake!
Sweet Potato Apple Cake
from 1000 Vegetarian Recipes by Carol Gelles
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar or dark brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup mashed baked sweet potatoes
1 cup buttermilk
2 cups chopped, peeled apple
Cinnamon-Sugar (1 Tablespoon sugar to 1 teaspoon cinnamon) for topping.
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch-square baking pan. ( I totally used just whatever was easier to get to in the cabinet, so I used a 10 inch loaf pan. I’d recommend to use a more shallow dish since this is a cake, not a bread.)
2. In a large bowl or on a piece of waxed paper, stir together both flours, the baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
3. In a large bowl, cream the butter; add both sugars and beat until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the sweet potatoes, then the buttermilk.
4. Stir in the dry ingredients until combined. Stir in the chopped apples.
5. Spread into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle tap generously with Cinnamon-Sugar. Bake 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean and cake has pulled away from the edges of the pan. Cut into pieces.