To overcome his horror that we owned this "thing"-seemingly unnecessary, apparently-Mike declared that there needed to be something in the cake dome weekly to rationalize keeping it in our home. And thus my task of filling the cake dome began. I won't lie, there isn't something in the cake dome every week, we would be fat (well for sure I would, Mike has a tape worm so he'd probably still look the same) and it would be quite costly. But I do try to make something a little special or fun for the Hubs often enough that he doesn't have to nudge me about the cake dome. Which he does. When I don't make things often enough. Ask me about the can of pumpkin sometime, that was a special story :)
Pumpkin jokes aside (are there such things as pumpkin jokes?!), the cake dome has become a staple in our kitchen and a sign of our love in marriage. Mike is comfortable enough to tell me to get in the kitchen and put something in the cake dome (no, he doesn't say it quite like that, it's usually funny), and I'm in love enough to want to make things for Mike as a treat for being such a fabulous Husband and man-friend. In case you were wondering, there are currently some extremely average/not great pumpkin cheesecake muffins in the dome. He's still happy to eat them even though they're sub-par, and I'm glad all the pumpkin is used up...for now. What a fantastic wedding present!! :)
|Spicy pumpkin bars. Not a great picture, but they were delicious!|
Moral of the story: eats lots of sugary treats and give to each other! Also, don't make pumpkin muffins from the recipe I used, inquire if you're a muffin maker (yes, I just said muffin maker)!