Isn’t it so ironic how miscommunication can wreak all sorts of havoc in a person’s mind?
Yesterday, being the boy’s first day of college, I had asked him what time his last class ended.
It takes about 45 minutes to get home from college, so when he wasn’t home by 3:15, I didn’t really think much about it.
3:30 came around and the niggling of “I hope he is ok” began to surface in my consciousness. So I did what any other mother would do.
I gave him a call.
He didn’t answer.
People, let me just stop here and say that if your mom is calling you. Answer. your. phone!
I don’t care if cell reception is spotty. Answer. the. phone.
And when she calls at 3:35. Don’t just let it ring and ring and ring and dump into your voice mail.
Mom’s tend to really begin to get concerned. They begin to factor in time, slowness of traffic, the fact that you are the least irresponsible 18 year old you know, that you have to be at work at 4, and maybe the ER workers are working so furiously to save your life that they can’t stop and answer your phone and…and…and…
Where are you?!?!?!
At 3:43, I made my last call.
He answered. He was just pulling up to the house.
Whew! I could breathe again.
“Son, why were you so late?”
“I got behind someone sooooo slooooow.”
“Yeah, but your class ended at 2:15, where were you?”
“Mom! My class ended at 2:50. Didn’t you hear me tell you that?”
2:15, he had said 2:15….or at least that is what I heard.
Pausing a brief moment to say, when you are telling your parents times of events, don’t. mumble! and answer. the. phone!
None of that has anything whatsoever to do with my Dimply Apple Plum Cake, but I just had to get that out.
Today’s TWD, is Dimply Plum Cake picked out by Michelle of Bake-En. If you’d like the recipe, check out her blog.
The boy had made this a couple months ago with peaches. It was good, but I really am not a fruit in my cake type of person.
Fruit belongs in pies.
Fruit belongs in middle school lunch boxes, or trail mix, but not cake.
This wonderful cake calls for plums, but you can use peaches, nectarines, apricots or even cherries. Blueberries would be great in it too.
Since it called for fruit, I thought that apple might go well with this. I left out the cardamom and put in some apple pie spice, and I have been thinking about caramel apples a lot lately, so maybe some caramel sauce on top to fancy it up a bit.
The texture of this brown sugar cake is different from any other cake I have had. It is tender in the middle, the outside edges are slightly crunchy. It is wonderful, and best eaten warm or on the first day. The texture begins to change after that, but it is still great.
I highly suggest you try it.
Try it with apples, try it with blueberries, try it with any fruit you like, but try it.