Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Little Chaos

Life just got a little more chaotic here. We're doing ok, though. And I haven't (yet) pulled out my hair or run off to join the circus, so I'm considering that a success. I'll update more when I get a chance to catch my breath. In the meantime, Happy Easter to all!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Favorite Brownies

A few weeks ago, I went to a potluck, where I had the best brownies ever. The brownies were regular chocolate on the bottom, but the top was a chocolate chip cookie crust. Essentially, it was my two favorite desserts – brownies and chocolate chip cookies - all baked together. I begged the girl who brought them for the recipe, but she said they were out of a box.
Sure enough, I went to the grocery store and found the box (Betty Crocker Cookie Brownies).
I made them for a party this weekend, and people were fighting over them. There wasn’t even a crumb left on the plate. I promised everyone that next time I’d make two batches. And I’m secretly promising myself that I’ll make them again soon. (And I can't break a promise, right?)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What I'm loving this week

1) Yoga class

Earlier this week, I went to yoga class with a friend. It had been years since I last went to one. I loved the class, and I had almost forgotten how great it feels to stretch. I’m hoping to make this a weekly thing.

2) Bakery boxes
For Christmas, my mom gave me a set of these cute boxes for baked goods. I used them for the first time this week to give some cupcakes to a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. I loved that the boxes made my baked-at-home-from-a-box cupcakes look like bakery material. (Let’s just hope that she’s not disappointed when she realizes that they’re not actually from a bakery!) I did end up using the Peeps to top the cupcakes.
3) The Office
Yesterday I saw a preview for an episode of the Office that will feature a guest appearance from Will Ferrell, and I think I shrieked with excitement. Steve Carell and Will Ferrell are probably our two favorite comedy actors – I can’t wait to see them together again.
What are you loving this week?

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools and Peeps

1) I used to love pulling April Fools jokes. But this year, I almost completely forgot about it. Husband asked me this morning, “Do you know what day it is?” I first answered “Friday!” And then, after he baited me, I finally figured it out. I haven’t pulled a single joke on anyone today. How lame!

2) We’re going to a military get-together this evening. I bought these marshmallow peeps because I thought they’d look cute on top of the lemon cupcakes I was planning on making. Too bad that I decided to make butterscotch brownies instead. (Although the brownies are amazing, so no one will be deprived.) The peeps are still in the pantry, and I’m sure I’ll make those cupcakes sometime before Easter.

Happy April Fools’ Day!