I am TIRED of baking.
And it's not just the last few weeks that I'm talking about...
Last Sunday I made a dozen pulled pork empanadas, one and a half dozen wheat rolls for lunches, another dozen regular dinner rolls, a banana bread, and a roast beef bottom round for sandwiches.
The Sunday before that, I made two dozen rolls, cookies, and the pulled pork that ended up in those empanadas.
Add into that the periodic refreshing of dinner rolls throughout the week (seriously they are so good I can hardly keep them in stock), plus the baking I committed to for this blog, and I am tired of standing in the kitchen struggling with my stand mixer and praying that the baked good du jour will not fall, deflate, stick to the pan, or otherwise be/look gross.
So this week I'm saying SCREW IT and making something super easy instead.
Surely we've all seen this too-good-to-be-true-looking recipe floating around Pinterest and Facebook:
(photo by SkipToMyLou.org)
That's right...theoretically you can mix a box of spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin, eggs, and water into a bowl, toss them into the oven, and get a completely serviceable, even delicious, batch of pumpkin spice muffins.
Now when I first saw this on Facebook about a month ago, I called bullshit. It looks way too easy. It looked (to me) like those "chocolate cake in a mug" recipes: seems like a great idea, and they'll do if you have a condition that means you will absolutely die if you don't have chocolate cake in the next five minutes, but overall kinda crappy and disappointing.
But see above: I am TIRED of baking.
So we're going to give it a shot.
Click "Read More" to find out how this little experiment went...