It is a gloomy, rainy, tornadoey kind of day.
We are having a mid-day movie picnic. Sometimes these days are just fun and much needed.
I chose Kung Foo Panda…Jack Black is so hilarious.
The other night I got home and saw this on our chalkboard.
I love Josh Kelley’s movie voting system…and his drawings. Can you guess the choices?
Last night I attempted rainbow velvet cupcakes. I made red velvet cupcakes for the first time on Valentines this year. I used Paula Dean’s Recipe but with my Mom’s cream cheese icing recipe. Mom’s icing recipe is like Paula’s except Mom used 2 tsp of vanilla, instead of just 1.
I always just assumed that an ingredient made red velvet cake red, but turns out it’s just food coloring, so why does Red Velvet Cake have to be red? Well, it doesn’t. I saw this pin on Pinterest and knew I needed to attempt it.
I made up my Red Velvet batter minus the food coloring. It was just this puke brown kind of color…totally not appealing at all.
I wanted all the colors of the rainbow…red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
I then divided out the puke brown batter into 6 different bowls.
Dyed each bowl of batter a different rainbow color. Since the batter was the not so great brownish color, my orange, yellow and green were not as bright as I wanted, but they still worked.
I added a little bit of each batter color to my muffin cups and baked.
I iced them with the cream cheese icing, added a few sprinkles and delivered some today as a sweet encouragement. The wee Kelleys and I are now enjoying one after our lunch.
Yes, today is definitely a rainbow cupcake kind of day.