Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pancakes and Muffins, I mean Cupcakes

Cardi made dinner last night.  It was her first time.  She also volunteered to make dinner tonight as well. 


 She made pancakes.  Yum!


 And served orange juice.  I could get use to this!


Muffins vs.  Cupcakes


A friend of mine has a son.  A sweet, adorable little boy who's turning five.  He wants blueberry cupcakes for his birthday.  Smart boy.  I'm sure he knows blueberries are chocked full of antioxidants and all sorts of good stuff.  We wanted to help her out by testing this yummy blueberry cupcake recipe http://www.nothingbutcountry.com/2011/05/yummy-blueberry-cupcakes/.





At first I was a little nervous these cupcakes were going to be more dense like muffins.  Of course, that didn't stop these two from licking the bowl clean.

 I halved the recipe because my sweet husband made omelets this morning unaware that I had committed those precious eggs to making blueberry cupcakes.  And did I mention, he made them especially for me.  He's kind like that.
 They turned out delicious.  A little sweet for my taste but still delicious.  (The cupcakes, not the omelets.  Although, they were delicious too.)  They were light and fluffy like cake.  James said they were more like muffins.  So, we googled the difference between muffins and cupcakes...Most of the research said the difference between a muffin and cupcake was ... frosting.  And since, I didn't make any frosting, I agreed to  a compromise.   I agreed he could call them muffins, if we could have them for dinner.  Because muffins and pancakes are perfectly acceptable for dinner whereas cupcakes might get a few gasps.


 So, we had pancakes and muffins tonight for dinner.  I love that little extra touch that says "You're special.  I love you!"  And right in the top left corner, you can see the bottom of the menu Cardi & Bella made for dinner.  Luckily everything was in our price range and the management didn't mind a lot of noisy kids.


As for the kids, they thought the cupcakes...errr muffins were great.  Including this sweet person, who doesn't usually like blueberries.

 Of course this guy could eat blueberries all day long.

 This is Bella's "Wow!  These are the best things I have  ever eaten!" face...

And this is John's "thumbs up, I really like these cupcakes face."  That's right, I'm back to calling them cupcakes, because dinner is  over and James is in the kitchen graciously washing dishes and what he doesn't know won't hurt him...I think I just heard a few gasps...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Our Garden

We have a garden!  It took a couple of weeks to get everything done.  James and the kids worked hard, shoveling dirt, building grow boxes, and planting starters and seeds.  Sometimes, the kids got a little distracted. 
My job was to be the official photographer and to feed everyone grapes as  they gardened because their little hands were too dirty to feed themselves.  It was a tireless job.  But, well worth it.




















Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter

This year we actually colored eggs...








 That is everyone except for Meredith, she had better things to do like
 going through the diaper bag
 luring Lola to the fence
 collecting rocks
 sledding
 and getting into my favorite lipstick...
 We even filled plastic eggs for an Easter egg hunt...

Before church, the kids got a sneak peek in their Easter baskets and I may or may not have said they could eat some chocolate...


 Then we were off to church where we remembered what Easter is really all about...


 And then we came home  and looked for eggs


 There's a sneak peek of our garden.














and we may or may not have eaten a LOT of chocolate...Hope you all had a Wonderful Easter!