Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Pictures - Cupcakes & Muffins

I have been on a cooking binge lately.  Do not ask me why ~ as I could not tell you what has possessed me. Anyway, cupcakes, muffins, soup, casseroles, beef pot pie. Hmmm. I made chocolate cupcakes, from scratch, then I did not have powdered sugar for the butter cream icing.  No problem.  I will just make the seven minute icing.  I cannot believe it myself.  Anyway, no problem, it turned out great.  Here are the pictures:

Well, I guess you can see by the picture on the right that I broke my New Year's Resolution about buying coffee.  Here I am Seattle Drip last night.  They were open and yes I did stop. What is life with out a little coffee?

 Skyline last night while waiting for my coffee. The colors were interesting. 
I made pumpkin muffins this morning for breakfast. They turned out really good. I may have to make another batch of those. The recipe was straight out of my old Betty Crocker's Cookbook.  Those old fashioned recipes are the best and they very seldom call for ingredients that you do not already have.

Here is the recipe from the book:

Pumpkin Muffins

Breakfast is served.

Friday, January 14, 2011

January 2011 Update - Beginings and Endings

The year ended with the untimely death of my cousin, Harry. Such a nice person who was taken away from all of us way too soon.  He left so much love for his family, and was such a kind, caring, gentle spirit. He was an amazing person. All of those humble qualities, and on top of that, an Alabama fan. I can hear the heavenly chorus singing Sweet Home Alabama for Harry.

Another ending.  My friend from our camping club - Ray Smith was found dead Sunday morning. Again, such a nice, unique Christian person. You always knew how you stood with Ray.  And he loved to grow and share his tomatoes.  A life well lived.

Christmas 2010 Collage

My Sisters and Cousins

Sunset - Traveling West on I20

My Cousin Virginia's Daughter and Granddaughter

I 20 Landscape

Ice Storm - Madison MS

Practicing Cupcakes for Owen & Joe - Joe, I have your root beers - Owen - we also have Yohoo's

Decadur Baptist Church