Yes, a recipe is involved too. But I choose this recipe with my mother in mind. To honor her in some way.
You see, my mom once told me that her mother used to make pineapple-upside down cake every year for her birthday and this was her favorite cake. I never got to meet my grandmother on my mom’s side. But I’m guessing she must have been a neat lady. I’m guessing this because anyone who likes to bake and cook is “neat” in my book, and also because she raised the beautiful woman who is my mother.
My mom is seriously one of the most hard working and giving people I’ve ever met. I’m serious. She never stops. She is constantly on the go taking care of everyone else, and giving so much of herself. I appreciate her more than I could really ever verbally express.
So mom, this is for you. I wish I could be with you today, and if I were I would make you this cake.
Happy Mother’s Day mom and to all the other mother’s out there who give so much of themselves to take care of their families and friends.