A thousand cakes

There was more work with eggs to be done this morning!


I made french toast with two slices of whole wheat bread that my coworker Jessica gave to me earlier in the week and a batter that consisted of an EB egg, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a splash of soymilk. I turned the french toast into a sandwich with a tbsp of the spicy “south of the border” pistachio butter I made yesterday:


Salty, sweet, and spicy … my favorite combination!

On the side, I immersion blended 1/2 cup yogurt, just under 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta, 1/2 cup pumpkin, the usual spices, and one chopped date. Joining the pumpkin yogurt this morning was a tbsp of ground flax and a sprinkle of unsweetened coconut:


One at work, I broke out my Passover sponge cake and, coincidentally, Heather had brought in some farfel kugel that she had made from leftover Passover ingredients as well. Our second Passover took over the conference room. Here’s the view from my desk:


Have I mentioned that the agency where I work was started by nuns?

Moving on, I had some Jewish cake and kugel:


And then I had seconds of each:


Since I sit right there, I kept taking more teeny pieces of each all day long. I don’t even want to guess how much of that is in my belly right now!

Lunch was my last serving of the mushroom agnostuff:


And a couple of spoonfuls of Mildred’s gandules:


And a piece of her bollo, which is made of cornmeal and milk, among other things. The texture was like polenta, but the taste was more like slightly sweet cornbread to me.


And the piece of cheesecake flan that Vianni made and brought in yesterday in honor of Mildred’s birthday. I had asked her to save me a piece since I knew I would miss it!


It was amaaaaazing. I shared a couple bites with Deborah, but mostly I inhaled the whole thing.

After lunch, I headed downstairs to work on an event I had helped organize. Some volunteer moms and their children came to the agency to do an art project with our families. At the end, we had snacktime with oranges and Girl Scout cookies …


I had two plates like that … and then about four more of those little cookies in the background. Out of control, I tell you!

When I came up from the event, Mildred had put out leftovers of her actual birthday cake from her celebration at home. I know, does it ever end? 😀


It was a pineapple cake with marshmallow frosting and sugar flowers. Maybe I’ll be sick of cake someday, but it hasn’t happened yet!

When I got home tonight, I had the final piece of sponge cake (I rescued it from its solitary perch on the conference room table as I walked out of the office) with the pumpkin banana yogurt I brought to work today but never got a chance to eat. The yogurt turned the cake healthy by association.


And to end this post on a slightly healthier note, I did go to the gym this morning. I have special strength plans for tomorrow, so I focused on cardio today with 20 minutes on the Stepmill, 10 minutes on the rower, and 15 minutes on the elliptical (plus the usual jogs there and back, stretching, and abs). Stats: 1 hour and 16 minutes, 536 calories, 137 average heart rate, 174 max.

While at the gym, I did some interesting reading. Did you know that you would have to eat 11 pounds of rhubarb leaves in order to die of rhubarb poisoning? That’s word on the street, according to The Oprah Magazine. I had always kind of envisioned taking one bite of rhubarb leaf and collapsing unceremoniously to the ground. I guess I was wrong. Interesting fact #2 from the same magazine: apparently, the fatty acids that are stored in hip fat aid fetal brain development. So, ummmm, let’s get the fat flowing. Enjoy your cake!

13 thoughts on “A thousand cakes

  1. Gina Boland says:

    Oh my, so much cake. Exciting food I’ve had since yesterday…I went to the new Spice on 10th St and 4th Ave for dinner before a show, then to Crumbs on 8th St…which is right across from Johnny Rocket’s. Good thing that wasn’t there when we went to NYU! I got the Baba Booey cupcake, all chocolate and peanut butter, my heaven! I ate half and saved the other half for tonight’s dessert. Today I got my free Red Mango sample (Kate alerted me to the coupon in Time Out NY a couple weeks ago). I liked their pomegranate froyo and topped it with mango (only 1 topping was included free). Exciting stuff, hehe!


  2. brandi says:

    “get the fat flowing” – you crack me up!

    now I see how close the conference room is to your desk – that explains a lot. 🙂 I would have to try everything, too!

    looks like a GREAT day, again, in the office.


  3. coco says:

    woooooooo…… that’s really a CAKE day. I’m really jealous of your work, with soo many goodies every single day! 😀
    Fun fact #2, let’s load up on fat!


  4. Ashley says:

    Pistachio nut butter? That’s a great idea! I’ll have to make some of that!

    … and yes, that’s a lot of cake. You lucky thing. The cheesecake flan looks particularly awesome.

    My favourite cake though would have to be the one with marshmellow icing… that looks amazing. I could just eat the icing.

    I never eat much rhubarb.. but its an interesting fact. As is the one about fat. Oprah knows her stuff 🙂


  5. Mariposa says:

    love the cake day! mine is coming tonight.. lol
    you are so lucky.. i dont think you will ever starve working there… you could plan your shopping trips around birthdays and events at work. “hmmmm… its so and so’s bday today, her tomorrow, that means i dont have to bring lunch in!” (at least… thats what i would do!)


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