So, Charlie and I visited Kate last week in Winston-Salem - and we saw her cute basement apartment, which she shares with a friend - and we were asking about all that she does and also seeing her cozy little kitchen.
Kate likes kitchens and cooking and planning things and menus and events and all of that - but with her schedule she says that now she buys very few groceries because of meeting so many girls for lunches and coffee, etc. Plus, she has a meal plan on campus which offers really good food -
Then she mentioned that in that cute little kitchen she does bake each Monday and I asked her why and what and she told me she makes the same cookies each Monday because the guy students, especially, love them when they all get together for bible study or whatever they get together for. Of course, girls are so careful about what they eat in those situations, aren't they?
She uses the cake mix recipe and she does a variation on it each week. Are you familiar with it?
It's any cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/3 cup of oil and any add in like chips or nuts. It made me want to make them.
So I did. I used a French Vanilla Cake Mix and, after mixing in the oil and eggs, added a heaping cup of well chopped pecans. Yum! So good. Tomorrow night for Community Group at my house I'm going to use a Spice Cake Mix and add White Chocolate Chips. I got that idea from Kate. I think that's what she told me.
Oh, and bake at 350 degrees 10-12 minutes.