I made Angel Food Cupcakes.
Yes, they were from a box, and all I had to do was add water.
Not the picture of delicious made-from-scratch Angel Food Cakes, which really are the best, but a necessity in our current situation.
I have to empty out the entire kitchen this weekend, and I don't want to throw away a bunch of perfectly good food (well, mostly good food), so I am trying to creatively cook up anything that is left in the freezer, fridge, and cupboards, with the remaining kitchen utensils that I have not yet packed.
I found a box of Angel Food Cake mix in the back of the kitchen cupboard. (Okay, it had passed the expiration date by a month or 4, but hubby was fine with it, and since I only had to add water and there were no creepy crawlies rooting in the mix, I said 'Why not?')
I should mention too that Angel Food Cake is the only cake hubby will eat...so I had to make it.
Oh, and I should mention too that I have had a checkered past with Angel Food Cake. The first one I ever tried to make from scratch, with a recipe my mother in law lovingly gave to me (she makes very delicious Angel Food Cakes).
It turned out like a brownie-doughnut. Not fluffy, tall and airy.
No, it was like a short, round brownie.
This was not how Angel Food Cake should be. Not at all.But amazingly hubby LOVED it. He even asks me to make it again like that, but honestly I have no idea what I did wrong. I have never duplicated it.
So here I had a box of Angel Food Cake, and a hubby who was insistent I should make it and not throw it away. Fine.
I had already packed the bundt pan and the mixer.
What to do?
I had cupcake liners and cupcake pans still unpacked, a big bowl, and a spatula.
I lined the pans, and man did I MIX! I didn't really know my arm could move that fast.
YOU try to imitate a mixer.
I amused myself actually. I felt like those food network competitors when they hand mix to make whip cream on a competition show. So what that I was in my pajamas.....
I also had to guess at the cooking time. I may have guessed slightly wrong, so the end result certainly isn't 'Pin-Worthy' but certainly quite edible, and even tasty!
Single Serving Sized Angel Food Cake.
|They don't look fabulous.|
Not Pin-Worthy for sure.
But still edible and pretty tasty.
And tonight, we are having Ramen Noodle Pork Bowl. I just made that up too. I found too much Ramen, and actually have not yet cooked that pork because it is kinda small. We will see how it turns out. I just can't throw away perfectly good food.
|Too much Ramen, not enough Pork.|
But necessity dictates something yummy out of this.
|Beets, Mulberry Jam and Plum Sauce.|
Need to Use...Must be creative....
Fun? Wow. I will be so glad when it is finished. When we are done, and I don't have to work jam and beets and Ramen into my dinner cooking.