June 28, 2009

5 minute microwave coffee cup cake

Wow... I know you have all seen it going around and I did it a few times a long time ago, but had forgotten about it... Well, Mom sent it to me again this evening and I made it... Not bad for a coffee cup cake. I am glad I used the fat mug I used or I think it would have risen over the top too much and fallen over. I dusted the top with a little powdered sugar and took a pic... Yummy! It is now gone! Seriously not a bad cake for 5 minutes total time both prep and cooking!
Here is the latest version of the recipe..
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (Microwaveable)
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 extract, 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 feel slightly more virtuous).
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!

June 27, 2009

Fathers Day BBQ

Yummy! Pork ribs, Pork Loin, Chicken breasts, Chicken Legs, Hot Links, Hot Dogs, Kielbasa, baby red potatoes , fresh green beans, and baby carrots in foil, Texas Toast! Yummy! Then there was the non BBQ stuff like the potato salad, chips, dips, sodas, baked beans, strawberries, and fudge-scicles and stuff! LOL.
Plus a shot of the "yard" of the new place. Looks cute with the obnoxious pink umbrella I am making a cover for! Now, I love pink, but that is too pink and bright in the sun.

Sister FREAKING out over the ribs! (she ended up eating more of them than the adults did!
Our little sitting area....

Ahhhh... waiting for the charcoal... (see the charcoal chimney on the ground and the ribs on the grill...it is a gutted out gas grill, great sized cooking area!!!)

The food done cooking in these two shots......

And this is all that is left over!

June 03, 2009

Sisters Birthday Crinoline Lady

She is literally over twice as big as the rest of the Crinoline Ladies I have done and she has over 150 Opalescent beads hand glued on her. She is stunning! Turned out very nice. I was originally going to make her into an angel, but I really didn't like the wings I made up for her, so she just stayed without wings. Still lovely even without wings. I will put a pic with the wings as she is beside a couple of the others I have made for size comparison and included an attempt of a pic of the beading on her. In the last picture you can see the bottom of he purple lady for size comparison and the 2nd pic is a closeup of the beads. You can click on any of my pics and they will get bigger.