Is it Spring where you live, yet?
Well, whether you're basking in the sun or shivering in the cold north winds,
I found a way to let the Springtime in!
I was inspired by my little vacation. . . .
They say when the cat's away, the mice will play. . . .But, last week the cat (Boo) stayed home and the mouse (me) played. . . .
It was nice to take a break from the routine and head for the hills. . . .which is exactly what I did!. . . .I spent six lazy days in the Ozarks--enjoying the beautiful scenery from a cliffside condo. . . .No leaves budding on the trees, yet, but there were jonquils blooming everywhere. . . .
I got Spring fever. . . .bad. . . .
returning home anxious to get out and dig in the dirt.
Found the recipe weeks ago on the net. . . .I'm still into easy, quick two ingredient cupcakes. . . .They fascinate me for some reason. . . .Since I don't eat sweets, the fun must be in the making of them?
For these Two Ingredient Chocolate Coca Cola Cupcakes, I used German Chocolate cake mix--the only chocolate mix I had on hand--and a can of Coca Cola. . . .Just mixed them together by hand. . . .till all was moist. . . .Then baked them in a 350 degree oven for approximately 35-40 minutes. . . .til done.
The "icing on the cake" is a simple buttercream tinted grassy green. . . .See the chocolate cupcake "dirt" peeking out from underneath? . . . .Pebbles and rocks are Creme de Minthe chocolate bits. . . .a little coconut for weeds. . . .mini mint patties back up the cute mat board flowers.
They turned out so GREEN, they'd be a great treat for Saint Patrick's Day, too!
I added garden gloves and a sweet little frog to carry on the theme. . . .
How much fun is that?
John had a huge smile on his face when he saw his treats. . . .
even a larger one when he bit into the "Spring Garden". . . .definitely a hit. . . .
definitely cheerful. . . .
I still have a car to unpack, mail to handle, loom orders to get out--you know how it is after a vacation--so much to do, it's hard to decide where to start.
I'm glad I chose to put all else aside and bake first. . . .
a little expression of LOVE never hurt anything. . . .
Helps make those "chores" go better--for everyone.
Maybe I'll be able to play in real dirt soon. . . .
I sure hope so.
My hands have that Spring Fever itch.
How about you?
Any plans for a Spring Garden?
Or will you bake cupcakes instead?
. . .from my farmhouse to yours. . .