Bread, Butter & Cake

What’s on the menu? Birthday Food for All!

Pineapple-Strawberry Angel Food Layered Cake: (see recipe below)
Focaccia Bread (cast iron):
Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Tilapia:

Angel Food Layered Cake
1 premade angel food cake (not round)
1 fresh container of strawberries
1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
1 (20 oz) can of crushed pineapple, in juice
1 (3 oz) pkg instant vanilla pudding
8 oz cool whip, thawed

Cut strawberries and mash into chunks and mix in balsamic vinegar
Mix un-drained pineapple, dry pudding mix, and half of the thawed cool whip. (firms quickly)
Cut angel food cake into three layers. Put down a piece in your dish and layer pineapple with the strawberries on top. Repeat until the top!
Let chill in the refrigerated for several hours (3 minimum)

Happy Birthday to some very special people in my life!! Tonight I celebrate my wonderful mother’s birthday and my amazing husband, GeneralElost’s birthday <3

Years ago when I first met General and I was given one of my first cookbooks, I made this amazing layered angel food cake for him and it was a hit! Might have even caused some disagreements when his father was visiting and wanted a slice… This is a very simple recipe that can be quickly made. Big tip, let it rest in the fridge before digging into so it can rest and come together!

For my mother, she has been an awesome support for these cooking streams and mailed me a cast iron skillet! So, to say thank you (from states away) I christened the skillet with a focaccia bread! One thing I learned is to roll out the dough a little bit before going into the pan so it can reach the edges for an added crunch. Mine did not make it, but later on when I made it again, I got to the edges without changing any measurements.

And in celebration of hungry stomachs, I made this recipe for our lunches! This is a super straightforward recipe and it all goes into the oven while you can be busy with other meals! Wonderful 🙂

Meal Prep: I divided up all the fish and veggies from the sheet pan meal. Quick and easy!

(links give credit to where recipes come from, my notes show my adaptations and what I learned)