Sunday, February 16, 2014

Avocado in a mug

I spent several hours this weekend running away from my responsibilities and trying to
'procrastinate productively' (e.g. changing my FB settings so that my language settings are
in French...  counts as practicing French?).

Anyhow, it's been months maybe since I've written a 'normal' blog post - as in just a regular
entry sans book/film review, something a bit more angled towards the personal-life spectrum.

I've recently gotten into mug cakes. I love the simplicity and efficacy of mixing a bunch of
ingredients in a mug, popping it in the microwave and devouring the end product -- all within 15 minutes. Now my recommended recipes on Yummly (food has never appealed to me more) all
seem to be generally around the you-only-need-5-ingredients range, which 1) is delightful
2) hopefully doesn't make me seem like a lazy person...

...anyhow, I decided to take mug cake making up a notch this past week by trying one of Kirbie's Cravings' recipes: avocado cake in a mug. I love squishy foods (is there a more eloquent way
of putting this?) - yams, avocados, bananas, pumpkins, squash, ETC. So I'm literally going to
try and make a yam cake in a mug some time in the future.

Anyhow, unfortunately, my kitchen experience didn't really turn out to be one of those
"I've adapted a recipe and it worked brilliantly despite my alterations"
cases. So I haven't got a picture of a 'proper' mug cake because the end product ... went wrong in some way (not entirely though). I had great fun eating it, but at the same time I'm not sure if what I ended up with was really the 'legit thing.'

I might try using self-rising flour next time.

OK, I now need to get back to 'productivity'...

P.S. I am (or was) reading Zadie Smith's NW, but I've paused it to reread the Border Trilogy. Yay!