Instagram Food Fan Favorite

Let me start out by apologizing for not going on a Tae Foods Adventure this weekend. It was WAY too cold. Going outside was too painful.

The good new is, boyfriend and I decided to have an indoor cooking adventure. Which was way better anyway.

We decided to make an Instagram food fan favorite. If you don’t know what I’m talking about that’s probably a good thing. I made up the name Instagram food fan favorite (so if it goes viral it all started here folks). I consider this concoction any type of ooey gooey dessert that is pretty much a heart-attack per bite but it looks insanely delicious. For example, peanut butter with cookie dough on a bagel, or ice cream topped with fudge, a piece of cake and some sprinkles. It must be too much sugar and it must be pleasing to look at.

So, in order to make this happen for ourselves we went out and bought the necessary ingredients…chocolate cake mix, cookie dough and Oreos. This “recipe” is not ours, we used the help of our trusty friend, Buzzfeed.

The making of this sugary masterpiece seemed pretty simple.

We bought one of the disposable pans in case anything went totally wrong and got to work. First we would make the cake. We started with pre-heating the oven, as one does. Then I started mixing the eggs, vegetable oil, water and cake mix together.

But wait, there were pots and pans in the oven that I had just turned on…amazing. I guess that’s what happens when you have a kitchen the size of a Starbucks bathroom stall. No space. But, luckily boyfriend warned me about the oven storage space before I set fire to the building. Crisis averted.

I continued mixing my ingredients together. I had my water in and then poured in my 1 cup of vegetable oil. This next conversation really happened…

Me: “Sorry, I used all of the vegetable oil.”

Boyfriend: “All of it?”

Me: “Yeah, the recipe called for 1 cup.”

Boyfriend: “1 whole cup?”

Me *checks box

Me: “Oh”

The recipe only called for 1/3 of a cup.

I had to start over.

But that’s okay! I was on a roll. Added my eggs and cake mix and water and the correct amount of vegetable oil (luckily there was enough left) and mixed it all together. Then put my yummy smelling cake batter into the pan and then into the oven. Don’t worry, I totally forgot to grease the pan.

We waited until the cake was almost finished and then took it out so we could put the Oreos and the cookie dough on top. All of this went swimmingly. Then back into the oven.

The waiting was the hardest part. It just smelled so yummy.

We took it out of the oven after the required baking time and took a look at our masterpiece.

Then we wanted to add chocolate Valentine themed M&M’s to the top that boyfriend ran out to get while the cake/Oreo/cookie thing was in the oven.

We forgot. Happy Valentine’s Day.

But, it was so delicious I can’t even tell you. The majority of it is still in the fridge for when any sugar cravings hit.

Too bad I have to diet for 10 years now.

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Tae Foods Adventure Time

I live in the New York City. If you didn’t already know that you should really pay more attention to my blog. Or if you’re new, welcome to the best blog in the whole world! Since I am a newbie to the big apple and a newbie to the blogging world, I decided that I should bring both of my new worlds together. With this blending I have decided to go on weekly food adventures.

My weekly adventure will consist of me and a buddy going on a random subway, getting off at a random subway stop and eating at the first restaurant we see. Scary right?

For this first adventure I took boyfriend as my buddy. Surprised? I’m not. We got onto the F Subway Line (mostly because the entrance is right next to his apartment). Then we went downtown until we liked the name of the stop. We got off at York Street. It felt fitting for this oh so crazy New York adventure.

Exiting the subway was very terrifying. We did not want to end up eating at a gross, rat-infested food establishment. Also, we were starving.

New York is known for its amazing food, but it’s also known for its not so amazing food; so we didn’t really know what to expect.

Luckily, we got out of the train and the first thing we saw was Dumbo Kitchen. First of all, it looked beautiful and modern…truly a blessing. Second, when we walked inside we realized that they had millions of choices. Okay, not really millions but we could choose anything from bagels and a smoothie to a Panini and some cookies. You order your food deli style and they call you up to get it when it’s finished. Boyfriend got waffles and I got a grilled cheese with butternut squash. Home run. The food came and boyfriend and I got a table by the window. The table by the window is ideal for us so that we have perfect lighting for our perfect food pictures.

We were very, very satisfied with our meal. I think it was mostly because we had such low expectations. The grilled cheese was pleasantly sub-par (the cheese wasn’t fully melted). And the waffles were basically just l’eggo my eggos. But! We didn’t get food poisoning. The main goal of these tae foods adventures is to avoid getting food poisoning.

Stay tuned for next weeks adventure time. Seriously, wish us luck.