I love this photo!!!
On our way home from Newport this afternoon, Murphy definitely smelled home as we drove down our street! He jumped off my lap and stuck his head right out the window!
This morning, Mal and I enjoyed a nice, leisurely breakfast with his parents at the Ocean Breeze Cafe. Clearly, Mal and I love this place. We ate there 3 times in 24 hours!
For my meal, I ordered a grilled Pistachio-Chocolate Chip Muffin. Clearly, I love the Pistachio-Chocolate Chip Muffins from the Ocean Breeze Cafe. I ate two of them in 24 hours!
On the side, I had a fresh fruit cup.
And a scrambled egg and pumpkin spice iced coffee with cream. Clearly, it was a fantastic breakfast!
After breakfast, Mal and I packed our things, said goodbye to his parents, and hit the road to pick up Murphy from our friend’s house.
Murphy had a great time playing with his doggie friends, Helga, Harley, and Darla, but he was excited to see us when we arrived. Dad definitely smelled like home!
After a fun-filled weekend, Murphy was totally exhausted. He’s been sleeping on and off all afternoon.
Once I unpacked and cleaned up the house, I took a little break for an afternoon snack. I made myself a piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and apple butter, which was a gift from my blog buddy, Cynthia!
We desperately need to go grocery shopping, so I dug deep into our pantry and freezer to come up with dinner this evening. I found a bag of frozen Popcorn Fish and some wild rice, which I cooked in vegetable broth. Dinner actually turned out quite well– much better than I expected!
On my plate: popcorn fish with ketchup.
And arugula salad with grape tomatoes and Annie’s Goddess Dressing.
For dessert, I also dug deep into the pantry. I found peanut flour, cocoa powder, and vanilla frosting mix.
The result: Peanut Butter Cup Cake!!
Peanut Butter Cup Cake
Makes 12 servings
- 1 cup peanut flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp baking cocoa
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vanilla frosting of your choice
- 1 tbsp peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 8″ X 8″ baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine cake ingredients until smooth.
- Spread cake batter in prepared baking pan and bake for approximately 20 minutes until cake is cooked all the way through.
- Meanwhile, combine frosting with peanut butter. Stir until fully blended.
- Let cake cool completely before frosting.
- Cut into 12 pieces, serve, and enjoy!
Ok, I have to admit that I didn’t love this cake. I enjoyed it quite a bit, but I’ve definitely eaten much better peanut butter-chocolate cake in my life. Mal, however, really liked this dessert– perhaps because it wasn’t super sweet? When I eat cake, I like it moist, sweet, and a little gooey. This cake really wasn’t any of those things, but maybe that’s how you like your cake? If so, definitely give this recipe a try!
Mal and I have a serious backlog of TV shows on our DVR, so that’s our plan for the rest of the night.
Good night, folks!
P.S. Where the heck did this weekend go!?!