Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Today has been AWESOME so far because my husband’s sick, a car is in the shop, and my first cocktail completely failed, and yes, I know that sarcasm is the lowest form of humor. I’m ok with that as I’m on my second cocktail of the day, and it’s hard to get me down when I’m tipsy – get me drunk and woe unto you because the bipolar extremes of tears and laughter won’t end until I go to bed.

And I hover so don’t think that you can escape particularly because I turn into a cheetah when properly intoxicated.

Ok, a Zack Snyder zombie cheetah because the legs don’t work good and I sometimes fall down.

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Anyway, yesterday I saw a great article on Food Blogger Connect about low lighting for food photography and decided to experiment with my phone’s light (read: lazy) to create a low light situation with a spot light on the focus, and I’m quite impressed.

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I literally had my camera set on a tripod with a remote shutter release and held my phone’s flashlight (a free app) in position while shooting. Now these need quite a bit (a lot) of refinement, but for a first try with just my phone’s light, I can see how it can be done.

And I think it’s kinda cool that I used my phone for a spot light.

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Back on topic…

Today’s cocktail is inspired by Anita’s (Daily Cooking Quest: Easy Indonesian Recipes) Upside Down Pineapple Cake in Rice Cooker, and because I wasn’t quite certain of my ratios the first time around (the lamest excuse to have another), I’m pretty sure I nailed it. It tastes just like pineapple upside down cake, and it’s ridiculously delicious.

Recipe:

In a 12 oz glass filled with ice, pour 1 ½ oz butterscotch schnapps and 1 ½ oz spice rum.

Top with pineapple juice.

Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve with a straw.


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I’m going to need all the encouragement (and sippy cups) I can get!

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