My closest friends have moved away.....one way or another and so I don't go to restaurants much anymore. Its also getting pretty expensive to do so. Most of the time when we just don't feel like cooking, we get a bucket of chicken or pizza and bring it home to eat. I do enjoy having breakfast out though and we try and do that every 2 or 3 months. Even with our small family, that outing can make quick work out of $35. when you include the tip. I've noticed that within the last two weeks, groceries have gone up dramatically in price. The last time we bought our lunch at work, the prices had jumped so much that we decided it would be far cheaper to just bring our own from home.
But R can also stand for RECIPE and I have a wonderful one for you. Its my mother's recipe for Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake. It is so moist and delicious, you will want to make it again and again. Its a scratch cake, but don't let that scare you.....its as easy as a box cake.
CHOCOLATE MAYONNAISE CAKE
3 cups flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa (unsweetened)
2 ¼ tsp. Baking powder
1 ½ tsp. Baking soda
1 ½ cups Hellmann’s Mayonnaise (NOT Miracle Whip)
1 ½ cups water
2 ½ tsp. Vanilla
Mix dry ingredients into large bowl. Stir in mayo. Gradually stir in water and vanilla until smooth. Beat 5 minutes.
Bake 9x13 pan, 350 for 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
When cool, frost with your choice of frosting. This is very good with Chocolate frosting.