Baking just brings me so much happiness. Don't ask me why. I just like it. Like a lot. And just cooking in general.
Back to School Zucchini Carrot Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
These were very near disaster (I forgot to put in the eggs until after I put them in the oven, the oven got turned off somehow and we thought it was on the whole time, I mixed all the frosting ingredients together at once, we didn't have walnuts), but they turned out yummy in the end! You can't taste the zucchini at all! I am a fan of raisins and so I like this addition but I discovered that a lot of people don't like raisins so leave em out if you must! Also I just didn't put in ginger because I didn't have any. College lyfe.
I want to make Back to School Carrot Cake a tradition in my life!
My mom used to make these at Christmastime to put on our plates to give away to people! Just a yummy mixture of caramel and chocolate mmmmmmm! I made these during the BYU football game yesterday and my friends loved them!
Also, as a bonus, they freeze really well in tupperware! Then you can have these scrumptious dessert throughout the semester. Booyah. I'm all about satisfying the sugar craving.
Here is my thought for today:
I had the opportunity to go sing at a rest home with Utah Healing Arts a week or two ago, and I met this sweet old lady who had a really hard time hearing. I could feel the slight desperation she was feeling; she wanted to hear so badly, and she wanted to have a conversation because she was probably lonely.
I introduced myself to her initially while standing on my feet, but then as her hearing problem became apparent I dropped down a little lower, and as we continued to interact I finally ended up sitting on my knees before her.
I had this moment of realization as I did so.
Christ does this for us. He drops down before us in the depths of humility with sincere desire to know us and feel with us.
I was so, so, so grateful for that opportunity to meet her and to feel Christ's love.
We talked about charity in Relief Society today and a girl brought up the example of Christ when Mary comes to Him saying Lazarus is dead, and when He hears this, "Jesus wept" (John 11:35).
Christ knew everything was going to be okay, He knew that He could and would raise Lazarus from the dead, and Mary and Martha will be happy again.
But He still wept with them.
Jesus has a perfect ability to empathize with us.
Charity is about learning to feel with others, seeing where they come from and understanding, not judging.
There is always one thing we can count on,
"Charity never faileth." (1 Corinthians 13:8)