Betty Crocker Mug Cakes

So they just came out at my local store, and I tried the rainbow sprinkle cake and… was kind of underwhelmed. I mean it was okay, but it was dense. I had this problem when I made my own mug cakes. “Why isn’t it fluffy like regular cake?”

Well when you make it, it’s made with just water. And cakes are made with vegetable oil and water. So I started playing with the ratios. The results? Three tablespoons water (like the instructions tell you) and add two tablespoons vegetable oil. It was probably the closest to box cake that’s ever come out of a microwave.

Videographer I am not. πŸ˜…

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More Slow Cooker Experimentation

Carnitas Taco β€” made with the Carnitas Pork Shoulder Roast on sale with No Frills this week. Figured I’d make something my Dad could like if he expanded his palette a little.

Sooo…. I lost my phone at work… and then it got stolen.

Here’s what happened; so I am at work counting inventory, and I count a skid of stock, the number is too high to do mentally so I whip out my phone, do the calculation real quick, and put it back in my pocket.

That’s the last time I remember having my phone. I didn’t feel it drop, didn’t hear it drop, but suddenly it’s gone.

At this point, I’m just thinking, “Oh, shit! My debit card and Presto!”

Now, I had an iPhone 7. I know that it’s gone. Employee or customer took it for sure. I still walked the floor; trying to see if it went under a skid or if I just misplaced it. Once I knew for sure I lost it, I borrowed my sister’s pass and took the bus to my bank to get a new card, then to my service provider to buy a new phone.

This fool is dumb, and here is the reason why. iPhone is the one brand that literally you can burn it from anywhere. So what did I do being the petty person I am (at least to thieves)?

Reported my debit card stolen. Reported my Presto card stolen. Reported it stolen to my service provider (cus the phone is locked to that company). Reported my iPhone stolen. Then to make it extra funny, I set my iPhone to erase the second it connects to internet. It would have erased when they attempted 10 passcode attempts but why wait?

So this idiot is going to screw up either on a bus, by a cash register, or when trying to break open stolen goods because this is the age of CCTV, and if they are dumb enough not to turn it in, then they are dumb enough to go to one of these three places to use any one of them.

I know, I’m not getting the phone back. This isn’t what this is. I was planning on buying a new phone anyway. What this is, is me being salty about the fact that my iPhone 7 was supposed to go to my best friend, whose phone had died and is currently using a shitty replacement phone.

Well I am on a iPhone 8 Plus now, and this was a one-off. I’ve never lost a phone before. And I’ll be damned if I lose it again. I just feel annoyed as all fuck that my friend has to now run around with a crap-tastic android.

Ever Watch β€œMy Lovely Sam-Soon”?

Well there is this scene in MLSS where she is sitting at home mixing rice in a pot with stuff that was handy around the house.

I’ve been making mix-up rice ever since. The closest thing I can say it compares to is Poke. All you need is rice, tuna (sushi grade or canned), whatever vegetables you like (I prefer cucumber, red onion and green onion), Japanese rice seasoning (or if you are like my West Indian self, add Irie Seafood Seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder and the Japanese rice seasoning because a meal without spice is not a meal) sushi/sashimi sauce, a tiny bit of sushi mayo, tsp of pure sesame seed oil and Korean pepper paste.

I affectionately call it “Ghetto Poke” because it tastes like Poke without the fish roe.

While it may not look all that great to the eye, my stomach, and the stomach of those I’ve served it to have never once complained.

My Starbucks Favourites

So like anyone that likes to go to Starbucks, I got favourites. Three to be precise. So here is my three favs:

1) The Thai Chicken Wrap β€” ultimately the best pick-up and go wrap I’ve had thus far.

2) Madeleines β€” just the plain ones; I actually dislike the chocolate dipped ones with no actual reason. I just prefer them plain.

3) The Tiramisu Frapp β€” actually not on the menu at Starbucks. It’s one of those secret recipe frappuccinos that you can only get if you produce the recipe from the app. Instantly became my favourite because I am a coffee lover and this gives you a crazy amount of caffeine for a frapp.

Recipe provided taken from Secret Menu app.