Let’s talk about milk
I know that milk appears in most of my photos, but I’m going to be honest.
I hate milk.
Hate. Hate. Hate.
My Milk Hatred runs deep. So deep, in fact, that I have a whole set of rules especially dedicated to the subject of milk and milk drinking. I never deviate from the rules and the rules will never ever change.
And would you believe that my husband has the SAME Milk Rules? It’s one of the main reasons I knew we were meant to be together, not kidding.
The first rule about Milk Drinking is that we don’t talk about milk drinking. I’m breaking that rule today in the name of educating the public, but trust me when I say that we will never ever discuss this here again.
The second rule about Milk Drinking is that we do not WATCH other people drink milk. If someone in our presence (like my mother in law…I love the woman with all my heart, but she once tried to order milk at a Taco Bell) drinks milk in front of us, we leave the room, turn our heads, or nicely ask them to observe milk etiquette by NOT DRINKING IT. Sick.
The third rule about Milk Drinking is that milk in cereal is okay, but only if you use just enough to wet the cereal, but not so much that there is tons of milk left over. Cereal milk drinking is NEVER okay. Cereal bowls with milk left over must be disposed of with supersonic speed.
The fourth rule about milk drinking is that chocolate milk is okay, but only if we make it ourselves with chocolate powder or syrup. Ready made chocolate milk is not an option.
The fifth rule about milk drinking is that we never SHARE a drink with milk products. For instance, my husband and I will share a Coke. We will NEVER share a milkshake.
The sixth rule about milk drinking is that if milk is within 4 or 5 days of it’s expiration, it is for cooking ONLY. This is because we do not believe in smelling milk, that’s just barbaric.
The seventh and final rule (and this rule is mostly just me) about milk drinking is that milk at other people’s homes is NOT okay. For instance, if I was staying with family and woke up wanting cereal for breakfast, the only way this could happen is if I went to the store, bought a fresh container, opened it, and used it. Once it hit their fridge and was used by others, I would never touch it again. True story.
I know that all this seems really complicated, but it’s really pretty simple. Milk drinking is from the devil, and the most horrible thing ever invented.
Also, when I was a kid, my grandma used to take the juice left from those cans of tiny blueberries in the blueberry muffin mix and pour it in her milk and drink it. I still have nightmares about that. Unrelated–do tiny blueberries really exist? Are they grown on an elf farm??
The reason I needed to talk about milk today is that I can imagine lots of people will want to drink milk with this cake. Obviously this makes me a little sad, but I am not the president (YET!!) so I can’t make laws about milk or whatever. So if you want to drink white milk, go ahead. Just please don’t tell me about it.
This cake is really really simple. All you need is some cake mix, eggs, butter, peanut butter, hot fudge, and peanut butter cups. It can be thrown together quickly and tastes as good as it looks.
Might I suggest that this cake would go very well with a tall glass of sweet tea?
Peanut Butter Fudge Cake
Cake base recipe from Allrecipes.com
- 1 (18.25 oz) butter cake mix
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup water
- Jar hot fudge sauce
- 6 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 325. Butter and flour a 9×13 cake pan and set aside
2. Beat butter and peanut butter on medium speed, until light, fluffy, and well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Decrease mixer speed to low, and add cake mix and water alternately, starting and ending with cake mix. Once fully mixed, spread in prepared cake pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
3. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes over the surface of the cake, about an inch apart. Heat hot fudge in the microwave until pourable, and evenly pour over the surface of the cake. Let it absorb into the holes for a minute, then spread evenly and top with chopped peanut butter cups.
Just a thought.