Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cake for Breakfast

Carrot cake, to be precise. Yesterday, our gaming group got together for some quality Call of Cthulhu, and we decided to have a Cthulhu cookout. We had asparagus (green), grilled squid (tentacular... and smelly, I had to leave the room and didn't get back until they had made it go away), beer, corn on the cob, and carrot cake (cream cheese frosting was supposed to be green, but I forgot the food coloring). We have lots left over, it turned out way bigger than expected -- though why I didn't expect a huge cake when the recipe calls for a 9x13" pan, I don't know...

Not that this is a bad thing. I like cake. It's great for breakfast. I went for a walk/run afterwards, and the amount of energy you get from nuts, carrots, sugar and cream cheese is impressive. In a way, I feel cheated, because fitness for women is usually about looking good, fitting into size whatever jeans, not having jiggly arms or cellulite. Nobody ever mentioned to me that having cake or a some other high carb/high protein meal before a workout gives you an energy burst you won't believe unless you've tried it. Yet football players eat and eat and eat... and now, I know why. They may not fit into size 2 jeans, but they're kickass athletes!

13 comments:

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Carrot cake is my second favorite cake, after banana with chocolate frosting. And you had enough spare energy to blog about cake. Excellent.

adrienne said...

I love carrot cake, but I think I love dessert for breakfast even more. Yum!

Amanda said...

It has "carrot" in the title, so it must be healthy...

Kristina said...

Cake for breakfast. Yum. :-)

I have a recipe for a "carrot cake preserve" - jam/spread which is meant to taste like carrot cake. If I decide to make it, I must send you a jar. :-)

Linnea said...

...and that is exactly why I eat M&Ms for breakfast. No one believes me that's it's actually a secret to weight loss, and I guess I sound flippant when asked how I lost 20 lbs and the response is "Chocolate" - but hey, it works.

Abril said...

I love cake for breakfast! It goes really wel with my morning diet coke ;-) (I know, I'm trying to quit)

Maureen said...

Too funny! Glad you enjoyed your cake!

Lisa said...

So...this cake...was it from scratch or a mix? We made one last week from a box,and it wasn't very good. I'd love to have a good recipe.

cpurl17 said...

mmmmmmmmmm cake.

Robin said...

dessert for breakfast rocks. I especially love post-Thanksgiving pumpkin pie breakfast.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Cake for breakfast...yummy!!

Mary, Mary... said...

Hmmm...there's a place that sells carrot cake cupcakes here. Perfect for breakfast. You're a genius!

C Wells said...

Call of Cthulhu game night? I'm familiar with the whole Cthulhu, and an avid sci-fi & fantasy reader, but I need to know what I'm missing!