I know I promised you the deets on how to make an ice cream cake that is cheaper and more awesome than Dairy Queen. But I will have you know that my springform pan? M.I.A. That bitch is missing in action and the hunt will continue because you know as soon as I buy a $12.99 pan, it will miraculously show up. You don't *need* a springform pan, but because I don't like change when I know something works (at least in this case) you need to wait.
I know. I'm sad too for that means I also, will be without an ice cream cake.
But instead! Yes, instead... I experimented with box cake mixes. I decided that trying to make a homemade recipe is just too time consuming and quite frankly- I think that Pillsbury makes a damn fine box mix. Again- why change what works? Except when it doesn't. Because as much as I love me some box cake mix because it's like $1 and it comes in a wide variety of flavors and even my gas station down the street carries it, that shit is crumbly. Maybe not super crumbly, but it doesn't hold shape well. When you cut it, crumbs. If you get a little too zealous with trimming the top of your cake, crumbs.
I'm not a fan of crumbs.
So in my intense internet research that spanned over 15 minutes and five message boards- I decided I was going to try adding another egg to the mix. Everyone says add an egg. They also say to add a dry pudding mix but I figured fuck that, I'm not going to the store for a box of that. I'm just adding an egg.
My other project was pulling all of my printed or tabbed in magazine recipes into one binder. Um, it's like angels sing when I go to the cookbook corner in my kitchen. Seriously. How did I wait so long to do that? Stupid. It's so easy and it is a thousand times nicer. Guess what else I did? I made a school binder for Olivia's school stuff. Between her homework, school notes, and PTO I decided I had to get organized otherwise my ass would be handed to me by Mr. Stress. So yeah. I made it.
See folks? I get maybe an hour of spare time a week and I got all of that done. What did YOU do this week??