When you are recovering from double ankle surgery, there's not much to do. You can't really go anywhere or do much of anything except read or watch TV. Once I had reread every book and magazine in my possession and watched almost everything on the DVR (except the weird nature shows my Dad tapes when he comes over. I really don't want to see a park ranger picking up decaying animals and trying to figure out what killed them), I turned to the internet (which, of course, is filled with even weirder things). But, I stuck to researching new recipes. The thing I am looking forward to the most is getting back on my feet in front of my stove. Man, I miss cooking! My daughter and husband are doing their very best to cook supper (and I love them for doing it because fast food gets old way too fast!). But, I really miss doing it myself. Cooking relaxes me. It's my therapy. Put on some music and dance around the kitchen, you'll see, your troubles will disappear.
Obviously, I can't dance around with a cast on one ankle and bandages on the other. But I needed to get into the kitchen and do something. I found a recipe online that seemed too easy to work. It's a Cake in a Mug recipe that's made in the microwave. I hopped on my scooter (more like gently slid onto it) and headed to the kitchen.
CAKE IN A MUG
1 box Angel Food cake mix
1 box Devil's Food cake mix
In a large bowl, mix together the two cake mixes.
Store this in an airtight container. When you are ready for a little something sweet, get out a microwave-safe mug. Add 3 TBS of the mix and 2 TBS water. Mix thoroughly!
Then put it in the microwave for 1 minute. (If you have a very powerful microwave, try 45-50 seconds). It's easy to remember 3, 2, 1. 3 TBS mix, 2 TBS water, 1 minute in the microwave.
This is not the most beautiful thing in the world, but it tastes good. It was moist and sweet but not too sweet. Top it with some whipped cream or chocolate syrup or even fruit (sliced strawberries would be nice).
Don't like chocolate? (I don't understand you, but whatever). You can substitute any flavor cake mix. But you must use the Angel Food Cake mix! It has ingredients that help this rise. But, you could pair it with lemon, strawberry, spice cake, yellow cake mix. Any flavor you like.
This would be a great mix to keep at your desk in the office. Because all that you need is water and a microwave, you can make it almost anywhere. Perfect for when you need just a little something sweet!
This one is too easy not to try!