|High five for cabbage!|
You can't leave me hanging like this!
|People are beginning to stare....|
OK, fine. Be like that. But, you know what? It was PURPLE cabbage, people! PURPLE! Which, as everyone knows, is the Fancy Nancy cabbage of the cruciferous world. Which, I thought would sell, at least Ellie, right off. I mean, the girl was wearing a tutu on a camping trip for goodness sakes! But, apparently, one should never put purple cabbage in a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich. This seemed to be a unanimous conclusion. No matter who I asked. And, believe me, after the reaction I got from three, normally, sweet and lovely faces, I asked a LOT of people.
How-ev-er, after I got over the initial shock of the total and complete disregard for my whimsical culinary sandwich making skills, I was fiiiiine. Reeeally. Besides, you know what? I thought the sandwich was pretty good and I totally enjoyed my sandwich that night. Aaaand, truthfully, the other half of Katie's the next day. And Ellie's the day after that. But. Not Jon's. Because he's an adult and gosh darn it, should be mature enough to eat a peanut butter and cabbage sandwich even if he thinks, "there is something truly wrong with this." Whatevs. Jon.
So, imagine my surprise when this last weekend at Katie's Brownie Bridging ceremony, at which the girls watched me consume my brownie dessert garnished with a single green bean, Katie and Ellie start making a list of science experiments. Kitchen science experiments. And, heh-hem, at the top of their list?
And, so, like any good mother, I jumped at the chance to help them achieve their Madam Curie goals. By facilitating the making of their Cabbage Cake. Using the Scientific Method. To prove legitimacy.
Will cabbage taste good in a cake?
Cabbage Cake will be good.
Using purple cabbage will turn the cake a lovely lavender color.
Shred cabbage into bowl.
About this much.
While kids are doing the hard work of shredding cabbage by hand, pile all the sugar you can find into a bowl. Mix in the flour and all the other dry ingredients you need.
Kids are known for their abundance of energy.
This comes in handy because you discover the mixer is broken so
they need to cream in the butter by hand.
Sing with me! "We're building muscles! We're building muscles!"
DUMP IN THE CABBAGE!
(FYI, this is a personal blog. I can spout any opinion I want.)
Mix it in!
Mix it in.
Cow, soy, whatever you want.
This is cow because, according to Ellie, "It's sweeter, Mommy!"
|Step 6, 7 and 8:|
Fill cupcake tin with cupcake papers.
Fill cupcake papers with batter.
Allow to cool while...
|You make the frosting.|
|Step 10: |
And, finally, and most importantly,
Because sprinkles make everything taste better.
Plus they bring happiness and sunshine.
I'm lying about the sunshine part.
Did you notice all those thumbs? They're pointing up, people. UP. And. They come with smiles.
Cabbage cupcakes taste good.
Sadly, purple cabbage does not turn cake a lovely lavender color.
The REAL Conclusion:
I was right. Purple cabbage tastes good in anything. Including peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches. Science doesn't lie.
P.S. For all you science sticklers out there, Katie wrote up our results with all the real scientific measurements. Because she's awesome like that.