Thursday, May 14, 2009
that's a lot of carrots...
the red bowl was filled to the rim before i added the proper amount of carrots to the mixer. isn't that a TON of carrots!
i'm making a carrot cake for my neighbor Mike. he fixed our old computer this past weekend so the kids can have a computer for homeschooling - word processor, games, and internet access. PERFECT!!! what a blessing that will be for us! always nice to have a computer friend who can do wonders with your old computer!
so, Mike's favorite dessert is carrot cake. i've never made one but i've had Katy's and her recipe is AWESOME. if i don't have a good recipe, i always know Katy will. :)
i made my list this morning. while at the store i picked up the 3lbs of carrots i believed the cake called for. i even thought "that sure is a lot of carrots." but what do i know? i'm no carrot cake expert. :)
got home. peeled the carrots. shredded them in the food processor. at least i didn't have to do that by hand, that would have been a job! i kept thinking, why would anyone make a shredded carrot anything without a food processor!!! :) when i saw the bowl of carrots i REALLY thought that was a LOT of carrots for one cake.
i was right. the recipe called for 3 CUPS not 3lbs! HELLO! good thing i caught that before i tossed them all in. i actually think it would have been near impossible to mix that many carrots with anything! ha!
so...i plan to make a carrot salad today. i could probably do that and still make another carrot cake. maybe i'll make carrot cake cupcakes and freeze them. i don't know. maybe i should google recipes that call for shredded carrots. i have plenty to go around! :)