Sunday, May 29, 2011

It's Been A Long Time Coming....




I don't think anyone even checks in on me anymore...not that I blame them. I have been MIA from the blog-o-sphere for quite some time. So why the renewed interest? I am not sure to be honest with you. Maybe it was the cute background with the semi-custom header I ordered one late evening when I was bored and had nothing to do but surf the net. Or perhaps it's because I feel as though I am losing touch with those friends who are smart enough to stay far away from Facebook, and kind enough to keep those they love updated on what is happening in their world with more than one sentence tag lines from the above mentioned social networking site. Whatever the reason is...it's good to be back.

With that said, I felt as though I needed a purpose. Something more to report on than just the day to day of my somwhat boring and predictable life. You know something that would keep people coming back. So here is the only thing I could come up with....While being laid up sick the last three days one question kept running through my mind...WHAT WOULD IT FEEL LIKE TO BE REALLY, REALLY GOOD AT ONE THING? Perhaps this question stemmed from the countless Food Network and HGTV shows I have watched in the last 48 hours but here is my mission...and believe me I know this goal goes COMPLETELY against my desire to shed 15 pounds...






I like to bake and I am pretty good at it but not REALLY, REALLY GOOD or better yet, GREAT at it. So what if I learned to be REALLY GREAT? Maybe I would make new friends. Maybe my kids would make new friends. Or maybe my husband would come home to a house that smells closer to Martha Stewart's home than that of a trash heap. So here it is... as I sat on the couch I saw two sinfully delicious looking nuggets of yumminess. The first was a Snickerdoodle cupcake, and the next was a "Thin Mint" inspired cupcake. Both cookies are ones I happen to love. Here is the mission...the first is to make the best "Thin Mint" cupcake I have ever tasted. And I just don't mean kind of okay. I mean REALLY, REALLY GREAT. And once I have mastered that one I will move on to another variation.



So goodbye for now. Soon I will post pictures and updates on my quest for minty goodness. Wish me luck!




PS - I will make sure and get over whatever "bug" that has invaded my life and body for the past 3 almost 4 days and clean my trash heap of a house before beginning my culinary quest. Just thought you should know!




PSS...it doesn't look like the first mission will be that hard seeing as how the recipe is right on the cooking channel. Baby steps....