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Chocolate Mug Cake: Heaven in Two and a Half Minutes

Today I’m having a serious craving for chocolate covered shortbread cookies. Sadly, though, we don’t have butter. Sigh. But then I remembered, what about mug cake? It doesn’t require any butter, and it’s super delicious…. so I decided to stop by Ariel’s blog and check out the recipe that she posted a while ago… but I decided to change it up a bit.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 3 tbs of sugar
  • 2 tbs of cocoa powder
  • Half a ripe banana, mashed
  • 3 tbs of milk
  • 3 tbs of oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • a little vanilla
  • 15 or so chocolate chips

Recipe:

Combine ingredients in a mug and stir for a minute or so, making sure all the ingredients are mixed – you don’t want to end up with lumps of flour (uh, I wouldn’t know this from personal experience. Nope.)  Next, microwave for about two and a half minutes – I have a 1150 watt microwave and it worked perfectly. Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from http://www.lotsofloveseattle.wordpress.com

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Until next time, Em 🙂

I SEE THE LITTLE GREEN CIRCLE BY YOUR NAME!!!

Why is it that people decide to be online and they don’t reply to your messages that you sent three days prior? Why?!

Also, I made Black and White Cookies for school tomorrow… I had to try one to make sure they were good!

They taste sorta like Madeline cookies with frosting on top… delish 🙂

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I probably should have sifted the cocoa powder, because that frosting came out really thick and not as runny as the white frosting… but still yummy 🙂

Until next time, Em 🙂

Guys really need to get a clue…

First order of business… why do guys never respond to your messages? Like, you’re having this conversation and you’re waiting for a response but it doesn’t come for two days… what’s up with that?! Except for when you’re talking to your guy-friend and you couldn’t care less about the topic and he texts back in 30 seconds. That is the only exception.

Second order of business… there are some very strange guys in band. So maybe you remember Cody? Or… maybe not. I was going to set him up with Shelly, but yeah… that didn’t work too well because (1) I never talk to him and (2) he’s like 5’10” and I’m 5’1/2″… yeah. So he sits up in the first row with me (not the same instrument, but right next to each other), and we were talking before rehearsal started. I always bring in my dinner because I have to get it right before band and I don’t have much time, so I just eat some of it in the car and at band, etc. So last week I brought samosas from my friend’s parents’ restaurant… so delicious. Anyways, last week he was all “can I have some” and I was all “get away from my samosas! They are delicious and all mine!” And this week I had bubble tea (with the jelly, I practically throw up if I get the tapioca) which was delicious btw, and he was asking if the place I got it from was good or not. Pretty normal conversation, yeah? Well, it was not that normal from there on. During break-time, he was talking to me and his stand-partner about how soft his hair is (it’s pretty soft, but he uses gel so you know… anyways) and then he was talking about how his pants were apparently skinny jeans but they weren’t that skinny… yeah he is very strange. Moving on.

Third order of business… male teachers should not be allowed to wear biking shorts on school grounds. I don’t care how good looking you are, guys should never be allowed to wear shorts that short and tight and spandex-y. Never.

Fourth order of business… last year in English class for our final project, we had to write poems and paint a picture to go along with it. I totally BS’d the poem, writing it the night before it was due. I thought it was pretty good, because I fancied it up so it looked like a tree and I even colored it so it looked like branches and everything. Over-achiever, I know. Anyways, some of our class turned it into the National Poem Society or something like that to enter a competition to maybe get published in their newsletter. Well I thought, why not? It’d be pretty cool to get published. So I turned it in and completely forgot about it until a few days ago, when a letter came in the mail, saying that my poem was being published! Of course I forgot all about it, so I was really confused when my mom asked me why I was getting my poem published… anyways. Maybe I’ll upload it sometime.

Until next time, Em 🙂

Photo a day: day 22

Day 22: Guilty pleasure

So this is one of my favorite songs (and it’s my ringtone lol)… even though it’s pretty embarrassing when you think about it. Oh and do you like my nails? I haven’t had time to use nail polish remover yet lol so they’re very… rough

So, I made these delicious chocolate dipped shortbread cookies. And if somebody doesn’t watch out, I will have “mysteriously” gained 10 pounds by the time these are gone… the cookies in this picture are only half of the batch I made :/

Me phone!!! I love this thing so much… it’s actually quite scary. I also love the little “&” sticker. It’s all pop-up-y and stuff. And my background is the picture of my by the giant gumball machine from my Day 18: Favorite Store post!

Until next time, Em 🙂

Question time!

Questions come from Zia at Song Sung Blue!
1. Favourite band?
Right now I’d have to say The All American Rejects, although I don’t really have a favourite band cuz I listen to so much music
2. Do you like travelling?
Yes, yes, yes. I’m going to Australia next summer on exchange, and then in college I’m going to Europe on exchange!
3. What’s the item you always have in your purse?
A notepad. You never know when inspiration will strike (this is what I tell myself, but my room full of paper scraps tell another thing… obsessive note taking)
4. What makeup do you use?
5. What’s something that makes you happy?
Finding a great author and reading all of their books
6. Can you climb trees?
I haven’t tried, honestly, but I can climb fences… does that count?
7. What can you spend hours doing?
Reading. I think the fact that I read 9 books in 6 days pretty much tells you all you need to know
8. What kind of blogs do you like?
Funny ones, with embarrassing stories and such. And cupcake ones (I wouldn’t say I have a problem… I mean 100 or so bookmarks of recipes is research for when I open my own bakery… right?)
9. What celebrity would you like to meet?
David Boudia. Olympic diver extraordinaire.
10. What’s your favourite dessert?
Cupcakes! Or pudding. Or chocolate. All of them. I’ve always wanted to try a chocolate fountain…
11. What’s a random fact about your town?
Our library has a huge glass reading room in the back (that’s pretty much the most interesting thing that happens around here). And we have a lot of thrift stores.
Until next time, Em 🙂