***I clarified the recipe below!!!
I am a bit worn out. I think I said that before, but it's worth saying again. Tonight was the big cheer dress rehearsal...one more thing checked off the list before life can settle back a bit. I'm looking forward to sitting down at the table with my family for dinner again most of all. I've been coaching four nights a week, and I am tired of the coming and going and going in different directions. Change is a-comin'!
In the meantime, I am craving - craving - comfort food. And I was comforted with food in a splendid way this week at work. For a recent potluck, one genius co-worker made this thing of beauty in a crockpot. It was CHOCOLATE (comfort food item #1) and it was made in a CROCKPOT (anything out of a crockpot screams "comfort food" to me). I have no picture of it, which I'm sad about. Because if I had a picture of it, that would mean that I had some in my house right now, which I don't.
But I'm going to make it soon. I'm thinking maybe Friday. Because, hold on...I think all five of us will be home this Friday night!!! At least that's what I know as of now. And Friday is as good a day as any to indulge in something warm, gooey and chocolate.
Don't wrinkle your nose up at it until you've tried it...
Chocolate Lava Cake In A Crockpot
1 Devil's Food cake mix (I'm going to use a chocolate fudge)
1 (5.9 oz) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 (12 oz.) package chocolate chips
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 2/3 cups water
2 cups milk
Spray the crockpot with non-stick spray.
Mix together cake mix, oil, eggs and water. Pour into crockpot.
Mix pudding and milk until smooth. Pour on top of cake batter.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over the pudding.
Cover and cook on high for 2 1/3 - 3 hours for a 4-5 quart crockpot.
Spoon it up into a bowl, and just bliss out and relax. Then enjoy the rapid free-fall into a sugar coma.