Did I ever mention the fact that I grew up in a big family?
There were (still are, actually....no ones disappeared yet) 11 of us, including my parents. And I have ALL brothers. Not one. stinkin. sister.
That's okay though. See, the thing about being the only girl, is you are guaranteed pretty much to always have your own room. And I did! Score! But I think I only slept in there 30% of the time. Cause I didn't like having my own room.
It was scary at night.
So The other 70% of the time I slept on the floor in one of my many brothers rooms. We would have slumber parties. But boys don't call them slumber parties.
We have good memories, me and those boys.
One game me and my 3 older brothers used to play with my dad was called 'Moo-Moo Island'.
I was the Princess stuck on Moo-Moo Island (the couch), and my brothers were mean men that tried to keep me captive, while my dad tried to save me.
Oh and my dad was called the Moo-Moo monster.
One thing I DID NOT like about growing up in a huge family was when people would find out how many kids were in our family they would ALWAYS respond with: 'There are 9 of you?! Oh my goodness! Are your parents Catholic?' Every.Time.
And THEN, they would find out we were home schooled.
But the icing was when they found out I was the only girl out of 9 kids.
'You're the ONLY girl?! How do you survive?'
Followed by questions like: 'Do you like being in a big family?' 'How does it feel being the only girl?' and 'Do you feel deprived being home schooled?'
Honestly though, when you don't know any different, it doesn't seem weird to you....but people made us feel weird. Like we were freaks of nature. Well, a few of my brothers are slightly............ peculiar.
I've moved on.
And all of that has nothing to do with this wonderful cake I'm about to share with you.
|Crumble up 2 cups of graham crackers in a food processor or blender. I chose chocolate....as you can see. Add baking powder and salt.|
|Remove egg whites from the bowl and set aside. Then beat your butter and sugar in that bowl...|
|alternate adding the milk and dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture.|
|Fold in the egg whites veeeery gently|
and I know the mixture looks gross. But that's how its supposed to look!
|After cooling for 5 minutes in the pan, remove onto wire rack until completely cool!|