Friday, November 18, 2011

2 Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

OK, so this is not even funny how easy making this cake is. Seriously, 2 minutes until you have delicious chocolate greatness sitting in front of you. I found this recipe on The Family Kitchen blog and it is sooo easy(that's where the picture is from too...sorry no photos of my own creation)

I've always been interested by these "mug cakes" that I see all of the time on Pinterest and every other dessert blog, but never though twice about making them because they have to be like a million WW Points right??? WRONG! The recipe I found ended up being only 10, and when I substituted the JIF peanut butter with my Better'n Butter it ended up being only 6. I can handle 6. So off I went to the kitchen to prepare my very first mug cake.
As I was prepping, my roommates were super confused since I was just scooping out ingrediants with my tablespoon and plopping them into a bowl. "Whatcha doing?" they asked. "Making a cake!" I replied while trying to resist the urge to lick the fork covered in batter. Of course they were a bit skeptical about the fantastic-ness that is a mug cake and that a microwave would actually be able to create something so wonderfull. After eveything was mixed, I just poured it into my mug, popped it in the microwave for 1 minute and POOF, we had cake. Magical was the only way my roomates ended up describing my dessert, simply magical.

So luckily I only buy 6 eggs at time, and I have only 1 left, otherwise I would be making this every night, and it would be horrible. That is the downside to a mug cake, it involves a LOT of resistance and self control once you realize how incredibly easy it is to have the perfect amount of cake at your fingertips. Hope you enjoy!

Two Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

1 egg

1 Tbsp brown sugar

2 Tbsp peanut butter

1 Tbsp flour

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking powder

a small handful of chocolate chips (optional)
In a small bowl, stir the egg, brown sugar, peanut butter, flour, cocoa and baking powder with a fork. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a greased ramekin or mug. Microwave for 1 minute. Eat straight from the ramekin or mug, or invert onto a plate. Serves 1.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Seven Years Ago...

This Saturday marks the anniversary of when Eric asked me to be his girlfriend, and we were officially "dating". It all seems so silly when I look back on it. We were both sophomores in high school and I had a HUGE crush on him. It was after a football game and we didn't want to go home so we drove around looking for something to do. That eventually led us to the park where I wanted to swing sooo bad...because who doesn't love swinging?  So as were swinging (or more accurately I'm swinging he was just kinda swaying back and forth) he says to me "I don't know why it's taking me so long". Not really knowing what he's talking about I replied..."to do what?". And he simply looked at me and replied "to ask you out."
So that's how it happened lol nothing incredibly romantic but it was perfect. I remember driving back to my house and kissing him in the car. Then running inside to tell my sister Angie what happened and how completely STOKED I was :) And somehow through the drama of high school, craziness of friends, and the four years of being apart during college we've made it this far and are getting married next September.

Someone once posted a question on Facebook asking "what is love?" and I remember thinking really hard about this, but coming up with this answer:

Love is when you think about your future and can't imagine it with anyone else besides him. When you're angry at eachother you want to cry, scream, run away from him but at the same time need to hold him so tight because that is the only way everything is going to feel right again. He's the one you call when you have good news, and who's shoulder you cry on when life seems to be crashing down. You start your day with him on your mind, and end your day with his voice in your ear. Love is complex, it involves work, commitement, faithfullness, can be delicate as a bubble or tough as stone. Love is great, love is fun, goofy, random, and steady. Love is a blessing, cherish it.

I love you Eric, I truly do. You bring out the best of me and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Thank you for everything, I'll see you tonight, happy anniversary :)