Wednesday, December 12, 2012

it's a miracle!!

well, maybe not a miracle... but close.

have you fallen victim to the supposedly awesome mug cake?

i have.

usually you end up with an eggy puck of rubbery nastiness. i had zero expectations when i tried this one but i was very pleasantly surprised!

i think that part of the problem with most mug cakes is the egg.

this one has none and VOILLA!

i have modified a recipe that i found that was ok... this is waaaaaay better!

what you'll need:

4 tbsp flour
1tsp-3tsp sugar (depends how you like it)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
generous pinch salt\

4 tbsp milk
1-2 tbsp oil

chocolate chips - however many you feel like

what you need to do:

mix all dry ingredients in mug with fork
add milk and oil
mix until smooth and make sure you scrape along the bottom of the mug or you'll get flour pockets
stir in chocolate chips

microwave for 1 min 45 sec to 2 minutes depending on your microwave.

top with goodies... last night i topped mine with fudge and then drizzled it with caramel. ice cream on top is delicious.... sink a spoonful of peanut butter into the middle before you cook it for a yummy variation... pretty much limitless.


disclaimer: please do not blame me if you want to make one of these every night. they take less than 5 minutes from beginning to end, and are super yummy. not my fault.

Monday, December 10, 2012

tis the season...

it is 2 weeks until christmas.

am i anywhere close to ready?


excuse me while i roll on the floor laughing.

we got the tree up this weekend. i think that may be a record for me.
it has a total of 4 ornaments on it right now since i haven't found the rest burried under the basement stairs. big sigh. last year we didn't put ornaments on the tree. this year i need to find them!

this weekend is christmas with fernando's family so we will be attempting our first sleepover with hugo... fingers crossed! i also need to get the presents all wrapped. i LOVE wrapping presents but i am already lowering my standards... i know i'm not going to have time to wrap everything as pretty as i'd like.

once christmas number one is done, then its time to focus on christmas number 2 which is christmas eve at my parents house. i dont have a ton to do for that one. mostly just wrap presents and show up. oh, and wear stretchy pants. there will be 4 of us and i am positive my mom will have enough food for at least 20.
we will open presents and then head home to wait for santa.

christmas day will be dinner at our house. i think there will be 7 of us including hugo. nothing big. well except for the turkey. my parents are buying the turkey so it might be huge.
lots of stuff to get ready for christmas here.

also in the month of december is my birthday and work christmas party. which happen to be on the same day.  i am going to be dressed up for my birthday!!! its been years since i have done anything for my birthday... i'm kind of excited!