Is anyone outside of the tri-state area inundated with the Anthony Weiner scandal? I find the entire thing fascinating. I mean...who thinks that they can send photos of...himself...to women over Twitter (or any social media app) and think that no one will find out? As a public official? Hello, 2011! Don't they know that nothing is private?
Politics totally aside, I'm not sure what's more disturbing...the fact that he did this at all or the fact that he thought that the photos would go completely unnoticed in the first place. And, um, hello? His name is Weiner...and he's sending out photos of his...you know. Oh the irony is not lost on me.
Last night I met some former co-workers for drinks at Rio Grande on the east side. One pear margarita was all I needed to get the party started. That was one strong beverage! Unfortunately, I arrived home looking and feeling like a big hot mess due to the 95 degree temps that we had today. Ack. I can't even walk outside for 5 minutes in this heat without turning into a full-blown sweaty beast, frightening children and pets as they pass me on the street.
So when I finally arrived, I had one thing on the brain - food!!! I didn't have anything quick around to whip up, so I decided it would be a dessert before dinner night. Or more like instead of dinner.
In less than 3 minutes, I had a delicious chocolate & peanut butter cookie cake all for myself to enjoy. It's only fair that I share it with you as well...for those dessert for dinner moments, or any of those post dinner sweets cravings! Oh and this is especially perfect for me since a certain someone does not eat dessert. It's ok. More for me.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Cake for One
*Adapted heavily from Carrots 'n Cake
1 tbsp whole wheat flour
1 tbsp Splenda brown sugar blend
2 tbsp nut butter (I used organic, natural creamy pb)
1 tbsp liquid egg whites
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a bowl, combine the flour, Splenda, nut butter, egg whites, baking powder, and vanilla extract.
Mix with a rubber spatula.
Gently stir in the chocolate chips and form a little mound with the dough.
On a microwave-safe dish, spray a small bit of cooking spray. Empty the dough onto the dish and flatten into a patty. Microwave for 45 seconds.
Top with whipped cream, if desired, and enjoy!
It might sound loco, but the dough completely cooks through, so no need to worry about uncooked eggs or any health hazards relating to that. Less than 1 minute in the microwave produces a soft cake-like cookie that is filling, tasty, and not actually all that bad for you when you consider the ingredients. Oh and did I mention that it's super filling? Well it is. And I like it. A lot.
So what do you think? Could this be any easier? What's your favorite quick dessert?