Day 5 – #21EarlyDays with JRose!

Day 5 – I woke up at 6:00a, hey, it’s the weekend and that’s okay! Haha! I was in bed by 10p last night, very unusual for a Friday night. My husband was exhausted from his day at work so he was in bed by 9p. Yeah I know, at the age of 44 with college children why aren’t living it up. We do, but we have are nights that we just want to stay in and RELAX.

This morning so far I have 2 loads of laundry going, baked 2 dozen cupcakes, had 2 cups of coffee (now for some green tea), watched the news (that’s rare for me), took out the trash (it’s garbage day) and posted some stuff for work.

It’s raining in Houston and I have a busy day, including going to a late dinner with friends tonight. I hope I can stay awake. But I do get to sport my new earrings and little wallet that I got yesterday.

1601381_10153124463244688_8928946705361516623_n

Little things from my Friday outing.

All in all, I feel pretty good. I have noticed my stress level is clam and my mood is better. That’s a good thing! I have stopped a bit to reflect on life, give God thanks for all the things He has given me and the challenges I face everyday. This has been a hard week for me emotionally and well, I think it was a good time to start the #21EarlyDay Challenge. I have enjoyed writing this blog everyday. It keeps me accountable for many things. I hope you are enjoying it too.

A little note from the book It’s Never Too Late by Patrick Lindsay,

To Listen to Your Heart

Our world is loud, fast and chaotic.

We need time to pause.

Too look around us.

To hear our heart.

It knows things your mind can’t understand.

Take time out.

Freeze frame your daily life.

Be open to your heart.

Listen to it.

Happy Saturday!

JRose

Advertisements

“Cocktail Cupcakes” Yum!!!!

For the past few months I had been thinking about baking alcoholic cupcakes. You have seen them do it on Cupcake Wars or on other TV shows, so I decided to go for the recipe book. I got my recipes from “Booze Cakes” and let me just say “what a book”!! It even had a booze metter – ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

I planned it out, made sure I picked the right cupcakes, the right drink and perfect evening. I haven’t bought booze like this in a very…..very long time. I didn’t know what kind of liquor to choose….cheap or expensive. I just knew that I wanted them to taste good. As I went to Spec’s with my husband and son, I was overwhelmed with all the liquor bottles and the different color bottles and sizes. So I settled for small containers, but better booze. I was happy…..also with the wine samples they were handing out. :).

The next day the baking began. With the help from a good friend, I know I could not have done this without her.

She helped me mix, pour and bake. The table was set, the candles were lit and the menu was in place.

From Left to Right: Mojito Cupcakes, Rum Chocolate Cupcakes,

Long Island Ice Tea Cakes, Peachy Keen Fuzzy Navel Cupcakes,

Wine Merlot Cupcakes

The biggest hit of the night were the Mojito Cupcakes. When I tasted the batter I knew those were the best. The mint and lime were perfect together and the whipped topping gave it the cook effect. I fell in love!

The Peachy Keen Fuzzy Navel – real peaches with Peach Schnapps….yummy! I smothered these with Orange/Peach Marmalade that contained Peach Schnapps as well.

Long Island Ice Tea Cakes – I added the liquor to this, then soaked them in more liquor. Not sure if you can tell the darker lines on the bottom of the cakes.ย  These were very potent on the Booze Meter! ๐Ÿ˜€

Wine Merlotย  were a bit dry. I am thinking that it changes the texture of the cake so it was not as moist.

To me “it’s all about the cake in a cup”. LOL

I enjoyed baking these cupcakes, having a great times with friends and family. I hope they enjoyed the evening as much as I did. I will look for more “tasty cakes” and have another get together. So, I recommend this book, go out and buy it, bake up some goodies for you and your friends and have a party. They are fun interesting and very GOOD!

Until next time……