I can make my cake, but can I eat it too?
Let me just start by saying that we've had a great weekend. Football went well on Saturday, the drive being not so bad afterall. You know how I had said that 2YO was showing no real signs of having this cold? Well, she has it now! She crawled into our bed in the wee hours of Sunday morning and started 'barking.' She started having a stuffy nose yesterday and it's already really runny today. It seems like she's passing that part a little more quickly than David or I, but I'm sure her cough will linger for weeks now. Poor baby. I guess it sounds worse than it feels, however. She can finish her sentences with a smile, even when she's interrupted by that yucky cough.
But the snot-rockets....they're a'shootin! So long as I continuously follow her around with a box of Kleenex, we're all good.
Besides, it's not as if I do anything ELSE, right?
My cold is almost completely gone. I can now blow my nose and actually breathe clearly through my nose for a couple of hours before I have to blow it again. And that, my friends, is what I call 'progress.'
Sooooo, on to my Aunt Linda. My Aunt Linda lives far away and reads my blog.
HI AUNT LINDA!!!!!
She's never left a comment or anything, but it would be really awesome if she did!
Well, she emailed my mom this recipe for chocolate cake. And it's not just any chocolate cake, but the kind you make single-serving in a coffee mug....IN THREE MINUTES IN THE MICROWAVE! My mom forwarded that email to me and, I must say, my curiosity got the best of me. Can you really make chocolate cake in the microwave? In a coffee mug? In three minutes?
YES! YES YOU CAN!!!
I will now pass this migraine-inducing, thigh-expanding recipe to you:
MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
1 Coffee Mug (microwave safe)
4 tablespoons flour(that's plain flour, not self-rising)
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
Small splash of vanilla
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well . Add the egg and mix thoroughly.Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla, and mix again.Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to share!)
And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
And that's the email as it was sent to me! I have to tell you that the chocolate chips sink to the bottom, which is actually nice when you flip it out onto a plate afterward. Then, they are on top. I know I'm not the most accurate person with a measuring spoon, and it showed because each one I made came out a tad bit different from the rest. (I made five of them total, one at a time.) I squirted a little bit of Hershey's Syrup over over the top after they were plopped out onto the plate. Because I have a death wish. The best comparision I heard was that they were sort of like those big, chocolate-chocolate chip muffins that you can buy at Sam's Club or Costco. Only they were more moist. They were really moist but still cooked all the way, which was a pleasant surprise.
THANKS AUNT LINDA!!!!!
(That is both genuine and sarcastic, all rolled up into one!)
I've already gotten tonight's dinner going. We are having THIS tonight. I can honestly say that this is the first time I've ever bought Velveeta in my life. It looks weird right now, but I'm sure it will be really good! It's starting to smell really good, if that means anything! I made the Taco Soup again for dinner last night. That was perfect, just like the first time. However, I think I'll have to sneak in some Bean-O or something the next time I make that....there were funny noises coming from every bedroom all night long!
Well, 2YO and I are off to the library. Have a great day!