Valentine Day is Thursday and Mr. Picky Eater has already told me he has plans for us so I thought that last night I would make him something special. I was beginning to think I was not going to be able to find anything to make him but as I was looking through Sweet Jeanette’s blog I found this A Milky Way Cake! My husband is so enamored with the Midnight Milky Way, I bought him a full box of 24 for Christmas. I had to get them on Amazon because they are purchased so quick in our town. Those candy bars were gone in 2 weeks! I knew I was going to change the recipe up to utilize the dark chocolate Milky Ways. About noon, Top Girl and Rocket picked me up for lunch – Mexican! YUM! Then we set out to find 11 – ELEVEN – full sized candy bars.
It took us 2 stores and we only left one for the next guy to get but hey, I could have brought it too. Anyway, Top Girl went home to get some much needed sleep so Rocket and I could get to work making PaPa a Valentine cake. I sprayed the HECK out of that bundt pan, up the sides, in the crevices – just everywhere. I had no idea that there were different sizes of bundt pans so I began pouring. When the pan got 2/3 full, I stopped and grabbed my mini bundt pan and poured four of them 2/3 full. Popped them in the oven and sang “Patty Cake” with Rocket. We were on our third version when I smelled it – burning cake. What?!?!? How in the world could it be burning? Rocket started making faces like he smelled something bad. That’s when I looked in the oven. Cake batter had risen up out of the mini bundt pans and was burning on the bottom of the stove. I opened the oven door to get a better look and the cakes fell. When It was finally cooked, I brought them out and thought about throwing everything away but I had invested time and effort into this so I forged ahead.
I quickly whipped up the cheddar biscuits for our dinner, turned the oven up to 400F and shoved them in the oven. Mr. Picky Eater came in then and asked what the smoke was – the oven was now on fire! Rocket was laughing, MPE was trying to find something to put the fire out – and what was I doing? I was eyeing my camera, just inches away from my left hand. I wanted to take a picture of the flames SO BAD but knew MPE would get angry. So I didn’t. The cheddar biscuits went into the trash half raw and burned at the same time.
I salvaged the cake in a pile and put it in a Ziploc bag without the candy bar topping. I hope you will go over to Jeanette’s site and get her recipe – it IS fantastic. I didn’t get the name Kalamity Kelli for nothing you know! Anyway, Mr. Picky Eater told me later that his “Sack-O-Cake” Valentine was VERY good and hoped I would make it again soon, only not fill it up and do something to make the cake come out altogether. Then he very kindly went to the kitchen and cleaned the entire oven so I wouldn’t have to get in the now-dirty oven.
As I said earlier, I used the last of my Bisquick but Top Girl brought some today. I made Mr. Picky Eater’s favorite Sunday night meal: Pot roast, potatoes, carrots, and onion (in the oven – not the crock pot), salad, and these cheddar biscuits that he loves. First, I had to find a recipe – and I did. Sweet Tea and Cornbread has one here.
But it’s quick:
2 cups Bisquick
1 Cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
1 SCANT cup of milk
4 Tablespoons butter (melted)
¼ teaspoon parsley
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Mix the first three ingredients
Put Tablespoon full biscuits onto a greased baking sheet
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes in a pre-heated 400 F oven
Melt butter, parsley, and garlic powder in microwave and brush on the biscuits as soon as they come out of the oven.
THREE ENVELOPE SLOW COOKER ROAST
We ate a lovely dinner and Mr. Picky Eater said he wanted some more of his Sack-O-Cake with Cool Whip with the new Walking Dead segment on at 8:00 PM CST.
What he doesn’t know is that I gave my mom all of his old Jimmy Buffett concert T-Shirts several weeks ago and she is making him (for me) a Margaritaville quilt for Valentine’s Day. He never wears them and they just sit in a Rubbermaid container in the garage. He has about 20. This way, he and Rocket will have something to cover with when they nap together now. He will love it.
Even he told me to blog about the cake because it tastes so good – and he never says that! It’s THAT good!
I still can’t believe that happened, but at least the cake was still approved by MPE!
Those biscuits look amazing, and I’m going to make them really soon. They’re my favorite part of going to Red Lobster!
Mine too, but only because they don’t serve the fondue in a bread bowl anymore….:) Loved that!
Kelli, I love Cheddar Biscuits, they are amazing!!!! I always have to be careful cooking bundt cakes. I’ve found the best thing to do to make sure they don’t stick is the old Crisco first then flour second, just like my grandma used to do when making a cake. I love that MPE cleaned the oven for you. Will he come clean mine? It really needs it and I hate that job above all else, even matching socks!
They were fantastic! Debi from Recipes for my Boys posted a concoction to keep in the fridge that will keep them from sticking – I swear she posted it about 2 hours after all the huh-bub. Then this morning Chocolate Chip Uru posted one too! That’s so funny. I’m just going to have to buy me some gloves and dig into the Crisco – I hate that feeling on my fingers but the cake was too good not to make it again! Thanks for the tip!
I think I gain three pounds every time I read your posts. YUM! Now, I know for sure my Handsome Contractor Husband would LOVE to live at your house. He would be thrilled if I cooked like you! He’s always telling me he wishes I had a cooking blog instead of a sewing blog. 🙂
And I have always wanted to sew – of course I never really thought I could cook! But I also wanted straight hair instead of this curly mop I have! 🙂
Thank you so much for trying my recipe and linking it, Kelli. Your cakes sounds amazing. Sometimes those that are such a problem taste the best and we all have them at one time or another.
Thanks! The best part of the biscuits is that they are so easy to mix up and I always have the stuff needed in the pantry!
Choc Chip Uru
Wow that is one major cake story my friend but at least it tasted incredible 😀
All’s well that ends well – and I almost swooned when I saw that plate full of roast beef and vegetables.
It was very good – love a good pot roast. Thank goodness there’s enough for leftovers tonight!
It sounds like the sack-o-cake was a hit, regardless of the mess. Maybe it would do better in a big Bundt pan where it has room to rise? And when you say cheddar biscuit, now you are talking my language! I have Pioneer biscuit mix in the freezer. Do you think I can substitute that for Bisquick?
yes, because after I wrote this post and my daughter read it she reminded me that I actually had Jiffy mix – which is another kind of Bisquick and she had Bisquick. So, I know it works with any kind of mix that makes biscuits, waffles, pancakes, cobblers – and Pioneer is one. Give it a go – it’s very quick and easy to do!
Will do! I love a drop biscuit, especially with cheese.
Anita at Hungry Couple
Haha. I’ve made sack-o-cake in the past, too, when a tube pan cake refused to let go of the dang tube! It was delicious. 🙂 Those biscuits looks really delicious, too, along with that whole roast dinner. We’ll come over and eat all that. 🙂
Oooooh so much lovely food! Looks amazing!!!!!!!!! Those biscuits, omg!
Thank you, they were very tasty!
You’re making me hungry! Found you on Farm Girl Friday! I would love to have you share this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!