Yesterday I was contemplating buying angus beef patties from Trader Joe's. 2 for I think $5. It seemed too steep to me so I didn't end up getting them. We love burgers though and I like the idea of having stuff in the freezer I can make easily.
Fresh & Easy to the rescue! I got these both:
For $5. 8 patties for $5. Now that's a deal.
I also picked up cherries. 2 pounds for $4 and boneless, skinless chicken breast for $2.49 per pound. Yay!
After my success with the pizza endeavor last night I decided I'm going to make spinach artichoke chicken pizza as an appetizer tomorrow for our little gathering.
Which brings me to why I am still awake at midnight.
First of all I spent most of the evening baking these guys:
The short container is chocolate chip cookies and the tall one is 3/4 full of snickerdoodles. Those are for this weekend.
But for tomorrow (and why I am still awake) we've got these guys:
Red velvet cupcakes! The red velvet cupcakes were actually an afterthought. Before those I crushed up chocolate graham crackers and mixed them with butter. Smooshed 'em down into the bottom of a cupcake liner and baked 'it for 7 minutes. Then I made a "cheesecake" batter and spooned it in. THEN I made a red velvet cake batter and spooned that on top. Tomorrow I'll finish them off with a dollop of fresh whipped cream.
The caveat however was I only had enough cheesecake batter to make 12 red velvet-cheesecake-cupcakes but I had enough red velvet batter to make 24! Hence why I baked some up plain. Now they are out of the oven and I am waiting for them to cool so I can put them in a tuppy and go to bed.
I'll finish 'em off with cream cheese frosting tomorrow.
Don't worry, while I did try one each of everything I made, none of it will entice me beyond that. It's all baked with love for others.
AND while I did have quite a bit of sweets tonight (1/2 chocolate chip cookie, 1/2 snickerdoodle cookie, 1/2 red velvet-cheesecake-cupcake, 1 full red velvet cupcake) I also spent the afternoon on my hands and knees scrubbing the carpet in my living room. And sweeping. And mopping.
Ugh. That's gotta count for at least half a cookie right?
Okay. Pretty sure those cuppies are cooled enough. I am headed to bed!