Thursday, July 24, 2008

Chocolate Cupcakes

I worked from home yesterday, and while I was on my lunch break, I made some chocolate cupcakes. Daughter #2 called and wanted to know if Princess#2 could spend the night. I thought it would be fun for her to frost some cupcakes and have them to eat.

These are the large ones. I almost missed getting them in the picture in an attempt to get the cookie jar in it. This is a McCoy cookie jar, and was given to me by my Grandfather the first year after I was married. It's about 40 years old.

How much do you think my kids will get for it on Ebay after I'm gone?

It's one of my treasured possessions. Don't remember if it ever had a cookie in it.

These are the finished product. Just as we were frosting them, Princess#2 informed me she doesn't like chocolate.

Oh well, maybe someone will eat them.

I used a box cake mix, but made the frosting with chocolate chips, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and a little bit of milk. We pipped it on, Princess#2 and I. I squeezed the bag and she guided it.

Today, we are off to buy peaches. I've been wanting to make peach preserves ever since I saw the apricot preserves Suzanne over at Chickens in the Road made.

But I had to wait until they got ripe here in our area. And they are now ready and have been in harvest mode for about a week. This, however is my first chance to go get some. Hopefully, I'll have pictures of that tomorrow.

Hopefully, they will turn out. It's been a while since I've made any jelly or jam or preserves. Maybe I haven't lost my touch.

What are you doing that you haven't done in a while? Seems like the fuel crunch is making all of us go back to doing some things we didn't think we'd do again. I sure hope I don't have to go back to picking cotton. That would really be a bummer.

Hope you have a fabulous Friday. Love one another.


Beverly said...

Oooooo yummy cupcakes! How I wish I had one right now! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yes, I agree with you...moving to the country is so much a learning experience...but it is a blast! Just when you think you have a great system, Mother Nature comes along and shakes things up a bit!

#1daughter said...

I'll eat Maddies chocolate cupcakes and she can eat the peach preserves. I don't like peach preserves. Just grape jelly. I don't know where this kid came from if she doesn't like chocolate. She can't belong to us. Can we get a refund on her?

Amy said...

Aren't kids the quirkiest? I have one daughter that won't eat anything sweet? What's wrong with her and who does she belong to? The next one is a chocolate-addict! The richer the better? And the youngest hates chocolate and will only drink water or milk? All three of them are so weird? Where oh where do they get their quirkiness (sp?) from? LOL

Those cupcakes look yummy!!!

Lisa J said...

I LOVE chocolate, send them my way. In fact I have been craving chocolate. They look great. You are so lucky to have been able to work from home and then to end the day with your little one. Oh to count the blessings....

Tipper said...

They look delicious!! One of my girls use to refuse to eat chocalate-but she out grew it!

Glad you survived your night scare.

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