Tuesday, December 27, 2011

mason jar meals

Came across this colorful way to make and store meals using mason jars. It would definitely make the fridge more aesthetical...and while it might cut down on day to day prep time, it would take awhile after shopping to organize and prep everything. I am always exhausted after grocery shopping - it's practically a rule that I eat something that the store prepared after I shop, because I know I won't feel like cooking. Still, it could have a few possibilities....

Monday, December 26, 2011


My delightful family agreed to humor me this Christmas vacation with a Harry Potter marathon (actually we're all quite big fans). I found a recipe forever ago for butterbeer cupcakes here....and finally put it to use. Mine didn't look quite as gourmet as these, hence their picture not mine, but they were pretty tasty. The frosting and ganache are what really made them come together....the cupcake part was fine but didn't blow me away. And used ingredients that I wouldn't normally have, like cream soda and buttermilk. The cupcakes would be just as good with a vanilla or yellow cake recipe. The final movie starts tonight...

123 testing

good grief. it's been awhile. I still find lots of amusement and inspiration in the different blogs I read, pinterest looking (not pinning), and other online stuff. I'm just less inclined to record it I guess...plus I don't take as many photos as I used to...which was one of the impetuses (impeti?) for starting this blog. I still want to keep this up though...it is a good place to record thoughts...it's just part laziness, busyness...whatever. but I'm going to try and post a few things I've been into/doing recently. It is fun to sort of archive my trains of thought, at least for my own benefit. if no one elses.

This was our Christmas eve miracle....after 10 northern Michigan Christmases, it looked like it was going to be a green one. But a few inches unexpectedly fell late on the 23rd and we woke up to white Christmasy trees after all.