Cup Cakes er… *Mug Cakes*, rather
Ryann is not generally my cooker. Emmiko dominates the kitchen and crafty craft-ish arena. Ryann, on the other hand, has many other strong points like videography, computer knowledge and causing people everywhere of all ages to like our family because she is so generous, outgoing and personable. She also has a smacking wit that almost scares me. She’s very funny.
So anyways, when Ryann said she wanted to try a baking experiment I mentally snickered at her. You’ll be pleased to know that I didn’t snicker at her on the outside… outwardly I just told her, “Ok, you can try, but you better clean up your mess”
About three minutes later I heard her snorting and laughing and sputtering, so I went into the kitchen and saw her standing in front of the microwave. Turns out, her best friend from church (who is a woman in her early 60s and has a sense of humor that matches Ryann’s to a T), sent her this microwave recipe to make chocolate cake (from scratch) in a coffee cup. And it works. And it’s actually pretty good. But while it’s baking in the microwave, the stuff grows upwards until it outgrows the cup by double. It made me nervous.
As you can see, it shrinks down quite a bit when you open the door. See the cake peeping its brown little head over the top? Yummmmmmy. But, still, I don’t know - I’m not sure if I can fully support chocolate cake which is *that* fast and easy to make and eat. It just doesn’t seem biblical.
And by the way, Jess sent me that mug. It has pictures of a bunch of famous authors on it. Pretty neat-o, eh?
Anyways, here’s my brilliant daughter, newly skilled in the ancient art of baking Microwave Chocolate Mug Cakes:
In other non-caloric news, you know something that really bothers me? And I can’t see that there is any sort of remedy for it, which adds to the botherization of it – It irks me that there is no general accepted consensus on how to spell the word “yeah / yah / yaaaa / ya” etc. It is supposed to have the short a sound, like in “cat”, but there are no letters to accurately spell it without the possibility of it also sounding like “yay” or “yahw”. It really does bug me.
In other otherly news, I was poking around on Coie’s blog page and I found an “About Coie” page that I hadn’t seen before. She must’ve added it recently. Happy Sigh. What a nice little girl. Please don’t ever get married and leave, Coie. No really… I mean it.
Lastly, I highly recommend Expelled. We rented it when it came out on Tuesday. Wow. Entirely worthwhile… and then some. Do rent it. Or buy it. Whatever. Just make sure you watch it. Highly interesting. Plus, it has a groovy soundtrack.
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