Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday, January 16

Hello All!!

Hope you all are having a great day! Things were pretty quiet around here today. Brenna had the sniffles this morning and quite a lot of sneezing, but seemed way better this afternoon.

We made cupcakes and frosting in honor of all the January birthdays that we are missing - Happy Birthday Grandma Rine - hope you have a great day today. Brenna enjoyed making the icing, cupcakes, and the decoration (with sprinkles!). The frosting and cupcake recipes both turned out really good (which is always a pleasant surprise in our house when cooking something new!). Dustin and I each had several (do I have to put the actual number up - nope sorry!!) and our fridge is full of the rest (they put their shortening in the fridge here - and that is the only place we have room in the kitchen anyway!). Hope you enjoy the picture of Brenna with her "decorated" cupcakes! She kept getting ahead of me and putting the sprinkles on before the icing, lol :-) I love my silicone cup cake holders - these are the best thing ever!

She loves her book - "If you give a Cat a Cupcake" - maybe reading that so much is spoiling my diet??? Anyway, she really had fun with that activity today! She did a great job with mixing - we got the electric mixer out for the 1st time over here (boy, do I miss my Kitchen Aid). It did a good job with the frosting, but I couldn't seem to make it work for the cake - good thing that Brenna likes to whisk so much!!

Well, not too much else going on. We had grilled cheese for supper since that is one of the things Dustin missed from the U.S. - not sure how they compare to the ones there - but they were all gone after dinner...

Well, take care!