Happy end of Labor Day Weekend!! There were so many times I tried to sit down this weekend and write and then I got so caught up in activities. Activities!
Friday night I went on my annual trip to the Sycamore Speedway to see some awesome car races. Though this isn't normally my thing it's fun to do once a year. I get bored after a while but let's be honest, everyone is really just waiting for a wreck to happen. When I have a kid someday I hope to include them in my once a year tradition at the speedway. I'll teach them to yell things like "Hammer it!"
Sunday I made an attempt at baking. Cooking is also not usually my thing but I like to try something here and there. I've made this cake before and usually the results are a little better. This is a healthy-ish recipe that is simply a box of angel food cake mix with a can of cherry pie filling. I threw in some dark chocolate for good measure. This was the first time I had a hand mixer for mixing (thank you wedding registry!) and I think I got a little carried away mixing it all up. I know so little about baking but I think the mix was far too whipped. My mom also suggested my pan was too small. So this happened:
And then this happened:
I tried a different healthy-ish recipe that consisted of a box of cake mix and a can of pumpkin pie filling. Again, dark chocolate for good measure. I made this into muffins and they were out of this world amazing! It was very cakey but not too sweet. I want to make these everyday for the rest of my life.
To make up for my sudden surge in baking my friend Janey and I have been getting up in the early hours every morning and walking. I am grateful to have a walking partner because I would otherwise sleep a little later and then feel bad all day for not exercising. I get to see this in the mornings which is pretty inspiring!
How did you spend your weekend? Any healthy-ish sweet treat recipes you'd like to share? I'm listenin'