"I'm not going to eat any carrot cake, Mom," Katie announced.
"Why, because carrots are vegetables and it seems weird to eat a vegetable cake?" I knew this is how Katie felt because I had the same reaction when my mom asked for carrot cake on her own birthday when I was a kid around Katie's age. Vegetable cake? Gross.
Katie nodded and crinkled her nose.
"Well you like pumpkin pie, right?" I asked.
Katie's eyes lit up and she nodded furiously, licking her lips.
"Pumpkins are vegetables, so that's a vegetable pie. It's sugar and pumpkin just like this cake is sugar and carrots," I argued.
"Pie and cake are not the same thing, Mom," Katie insisted.
Today is both Thanksgiving and my 42nd birthday. I am thankful for my unique taste. Not everyone likes vegetable cake, but whatever. Leaves more for me.
Becky's Birthday Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting