Happy Monday Morning!

And how was your Valentines Day? Ours was nice. I worked all day and Adam studied.

We cleaned the house, got groceries (the grocery store was amazingly busy on a Valentines Day Sat. night) and finally by 11:00 pm we were sitting down to eat our special crab cakes we'd prepared. By 12:00 Adam was crashed on the couch while I watched the movie we were supposed to watch together.

We also made a new recipe. The Five Minute Chocolate Cake! My friend Margie passed this on to me, stating, "It could be a microwave miracle or a real flop." While it wasn't the BESTEST cake in the world, it was pretty darn good.

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

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.


I had to switch out all the oil for applesauce (Adam used up all the oil making potato chips earlier in the week) so the texture seemed a bit off, but then again it could have been due to the fact that it was baked in a coffee mug. We ate it with ice cream, cherry pie filling and whipped cream - yum!