5.29.2012

Memorial Day Weekend

Mj:  Do you want to help me bake the cake? 
CC: Uh...No.  Not really.
Mj:  Why not? 
CC:  Because I don't really like baking.
Mj:  C'mon, I need your help.  It'll be fun.  We can spend time together.  
CC:  You know you don't need my help and I'm right here.  We're already spending time together. 


Samoa Bundt Cake.  A Giant Girl Scout Cookie
So Mj was in one of his baking moods.  This time it was all about the Samoa Bundt Cake and I ended up helping him out.  Sometimes it's really hard for me to say no to him.  He did Batter 2, the icing and everything else.  He put me in charge of Batter 1 but he watched every move I made.  I was a glorified assistant and I just followed his instructions so I absolutely can take no credit for the deliciousness of this cake.  Not only does it look like the Girl Scout cookie it tastes like it too.  Its perfectly moist and the coconut gives it this amazing crunch.   
 
Condensed Milk turned Caramel
We did discover something truly amazing.  Did you know that when boiled condensed milk turns into Caramel?  It's like magic.  He put the can in a pot and boiled it for four hours and when he opened it up it had magically transformed into Caramel.  Who knew?  Well if you didn't know now you know.  If you want to make this cake and I think that you do, you can find the Samoa Bundt Cake recipe here.

Our own Bar B Q
  Saturday morning I did an exercise video.  Then, I did a little shopping and we went to a Bar B Q.  Gymnastics was on!  I got to watch the Secret Classic-the official first step to the Olympic Games which is coming up soon.  Sunday morning I woke up and went to the gym and spent most of the rest of the day relaxing.  I love it when I can go to the gym in the morning while I am energetic instead of having to drag myself in after a long day of work.  Monday morning I woke up and went to the gym for another 1 hour sweat session.  Later on, Mj fired up the grill and we enjoyed the sunshine outside and ate sliders, hot dogs and beans while listening to music.  We had time to watch two movies and I squeezed in a load of laundry.  All in all this was a pretty fantastic three day weekend.

19 comments :

Faith said...

Hahaha it is so funny you mentioned the condensed milk thing! That is what we did when we were younger to make caramel. Something my parents did in Ghana to make candy! I haven't done it in years!

The cake looks incredible!

Seriously Bar B Q is one of the best things about summer! Sounds like a great long weekend!

ruthy ann said...

omg...seriously, i want to eat my computer screen...that cake looks amazing!

LWLH said...

I need to take baking lessons from MJ, boy can bake.

Lauren said...

Wow that cake looks so good! The first thing I noticed was that it looked like the girl scout cookies...scroll down a little more and you said it too. Of course you would notice! I'm not sure why I felt the need to let you know that. Ha. You did a great job on it though! Did it really take four hours to finish? (because of the caramel?)

The Funky Junkie said...

OMG that cake looks sooooo good. Before I even read anything I thought "wow that cake looks like a girl scout cookie" haha! That is definitely on my agenda to try soon. Sounds like a great weekend!

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

I'm so impressed that you knew that thing about the caramel! I had no idea such a thing could happen.

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

Good thing he took most of it to work-or I'd eat the whole thing.

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

I need to take lessons from him too! If only I'd let him.

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

It did take that long...two days sort of. By the time the cake was baked and the icing was done it was late so he didn't ice it until the next day. Isn't it awesome that it looks like a giant Girl Scout cookie??

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

If you like to bake this is definitely a good one to try because it's so different. You'll love it.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I knew about the condensed milk.,,haven't done it in a while
Maybe I need to...it's sooo yummy. Looks like a fun weekend. Love that MJ likes to bake:-)

Ameena said...

I can't imagine my husband being in the baking mood. He rarely finds the effort to even enter the kitchen!

Sounds like a great weekend.:)

Kira said...

That cake looks amazing, and it's great that your husband likes to bake. I don't think mine has baked anything in his life!

Janna Bogert said...

I think that it is SO incredibly sweet that he asked you to help, even if you were just an assistant. I must say...Samoas are my FAVE. Can you just send me a piece? Please and THANK YOU!

Mrs. K said...

OMG your husband is awesome at baking. THat looks so yummy. Send a slice my way, please :).

CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

It was delicious! And he's at it again. He made Cinnamon Rolls over the weekend!

Lauryn said...

That cake looks absolutely amazing! I could never show it to my fiance. Those are his favorite cookies, and he'd want me to bake one for him weekly, haha.

Cam | Bibs and Baubles said...

that cake looks ah-mazing!!!!!!!!!!!! that is all.

Carla said...

This has to be the best invention since samoas!

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