I'm really enjoying cakes that use coconut milk in their recipe. They are slightly more moist and the flavour enhances nicely the next day. For this cake I used only sweetened shredded coconut because that's what I had on hand. As well as the rum, I tossed in a teaspoon of cardamom, another flavour I have recently learned to love.
This recipe was chosen by Carmen and at her blog Carmen Cooks you will find the recipe.
What a turbulent few months it has been for me. At the end of it all, I found myself having gained much too much weight. I needed a plan for cutting back and getting into an exercise routine. With a friend, last Friday I joined Weight Watchers. Now I feel slightly stressed out by all the math involved in figuring out the points system. And having to eat so many carbs. I don't remember the last time I ate a whole baked potato! I've just been cooking simple food components until I'm comfortable with it all. But I can't eat a plain cup of broccoli and one of carrots every night.
I need some new ideas. And maybe some words of encouragement. And some method for easily converting my own dinner recipes to points. And also some dessert recipes!!! Did I mention that my high school reunion is in two months?