“Mommy, let’s bake something!” Abby has been bugging me everyday before Labor Day Weekend. She suggested brownies or cupcakes. I finally relented on Monday, Labor Day. I now try to bake everything from scratch because they just taste so much better than the boxed ready-mixes. It used to be the other way around. I thought those ready-mix thingies were the best things since sliced bread. Then again, even a bake-from-scratch convert like me has moments…lazy spells, I call them. :) I thanked my lucky stars when I found a box of Pillsbury Yellow Cake Mix in the pantry. Woot! Woot! That automatically translates to fewer mixing bowls, measuring cups and spoons to clean-up. ;) All we needed was oil, water and 3 eggs, and Abby will satisfy her need to bake. Weee!
I do think I like the Yellow Cake mix better than the Red Velvet mix. Abby couldn’t be happier when I added frosting to some of the cupcakes.
Abby was a happy camper. Never mind if we took a short cut! After her cupcake fill, she allowed me a few minutes on the phone with my friend, who was asking my opinion about her desire to start offering credit card payments for her on-line business through authorize.net.
It’s only a matter of time before Abby asks that we bake something again. Now that I’ve used up all the ready-mix cakes I bought a long time ago, it looks like I will have to brace myself for the “real deal”. ;)