LOVE THURSDAY: CUPCAKES

I'm a sucker for dessert. I tend to avoid buffets just because I usually only end up eating off of the dessert table. There's only been a few times when I've ever turned down dessert. Actually the only time I can remember saying no to cake was when we were in Seattle. I turned down chocolate cake for a giant Honey Crisp apple. What can I say? We just don't get fruit like that here.

When a friend of ours told us about a new cupcake place called Green Goodies, I couldn't get there fast enough. I'm not talking about just any old cupcake. This place has gluten free cupcakes and vegan cupcakes and organic cupcakes. Some of you may be thinking "big deal, so what?". That's because you probably live in an area where you can easily get gluten free and vegan things. I live in a state where the majority of the people living here think that being vegetarian means you just don't eat beef and chicken and pork are vegetables. I'm not kidding.

The friend that recommended Green Goodies has a daughter that has Celiac Disease. Imagine what it must be like for her to attend a birthday party and be the only little girl that can't even eat a regular peanut butter sandwich let alone any birthday cake. I thought about that little girl as I savored my chocolate gluten free cupcake, the moistest yummiest cupcake with the most perfect icing. I couldn't help but think about how we take the simplest things for granted.

Happy Love Thursday! Enjoy the sweet things the day brings.