Holy crap you guys. Is anybody else from the Midwest struggling today? My parents left for a 2 week vacation Sunday morning and rather than send my dog (who lives with them) to the dog sitter for so long I decided to take Monday and Tuesday off work, head out to my parents and have a little lazy hangout time with my dog. Nice and relaxing idea, right?
I can’t even remember the last time we shared a cupcake recipe. All I know is that it has been too long. Kelly and I made these cupcakes to take to a New Year’s Eve party and also to our New Year’s Day party. I knew I wanted to make cupcakes since I hadn’t made any for awhile. But, I also knew that the host of the party we were going to does not like frosting. I know! What is wrong with her? I assure you that she is otherwise a normal person. As far as I can tell anyway. I should clarify that she like cream cheese frosting and ganache. But anyhow, cupcakes with butter cream frosting(my favorite) were out of the question.
A learned a few things this weekend. Mostly having to do with pomegranates. First, I learned how to open and remove the seeds from a pomegranate. Second, I learned that you only eat the seeds of a pomegranate. Who knew? Thirdly, and most importantly, i learned that I really like pomegranate seeds. I received my Food Network magazine recently and there was an article on how to open a pomegranate. First, you hit it pretty hard with a wooden spoon. Then cut it in half then hit it again and many of the seeds will fall out. I’d never attempted to open a pomegranate but this method worked pretty well.
First of all, how is it almost the 4th of July already? How can that be? Plus, can we just talk about how awful it is for the 4th to be on a Wednesday this year? I just couldn’t deal with that so I took the 3rd of July off too! I am looking forward to a quick mid-week break with some pool time and grilling.
I am going to take a little walk down memory lane today. Indulge me. When I was in junior high we had to take home economics for 1 quarter. Lets just say that the junior high Kara was not the baker/cook/seamstress that the current day Kara is. I remember for one of our sewing projects we had to make either an Esprit style bag or a duffel bag. For whatever reason, I chose duffel. Yeah, that was a disaster! Ha, I am pretty sure that someone else completed that project for me. I wish I could show you some of my college sewing projects. Ha! What a laugh! Anyway, one of the cooking projects we made in home-ec were these crescent roll cupcakes. I remember in junior high thinking they were just the best thing ever! 4 years later when Kelly was in junior high, Mrs. Shetzley’s home-ec class was still cranking them out.