Pineapple upside down cake....
It has been one of those weeks. I made a small mistake at work on an invoice, as soon as I noticed, I let my boss know, and thought it was done. Oh no... can't be that easy. Now, the president of the company thinks that I need to be more organized. Ok... I'll confess, I am not the most organized person. I'm not even the least organized person. However, while I may be disorganized, I know where everything is... it's in that pile... oh, and so is that other thing you want... you get the idea. So, now I have trays... lots and lots of trays. I wouldn't have minded so much if he weren't such a jerk in the way he handled it. Don't walk in and tell me that I'm incompetent. I am not. If I were, do you think I would still be working there?! After 10+ years?! I don't think so.
Anyway... it had just been one of those weeks, and that was only part of it. Today for lunch we went to our usual Friday lunch place. I got the oyster stew today instead of the veggie burger. Linda knew I was having a bad day, so she picked up a piece of pineapple upside down cake. For some reason, it just made everything better.
I remember growing up and my grandmom would make pineapple upside down cake. She would use the pineapple rings so there was a nice circle. There would be a lovely cherry in the middle, and all that gooey brown sugar yummy-ness all around. She would always give me a large square so that I would get the whole pineapple ring... My mom would protest that was too much for me, and my grandmom would just wink at me, and give it to me anyway... I sure do miss her. Maybe that's why I like it so much. Of course, none tastes as good as hers. Maybe I should find out who has her recipe and make one. I'm sure my kids would like it... I know I did. I'll have to make sure that they each get a whole pineapple ring... and a cherry, and all the yummy brown sugar goodness all round.