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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fun wihTools

Morning, all! Welcome to Wednesday! In my family growing up, Wednesday before Thanksgiving was always Pie Making Day. Or just Pie Day for short. hehe. SO, I'll be making pies today :) But lets talk about yesterday. hehe.

Captain America was up and gone by 7:30am, but me? Yeah, I slept in. hehe. 9:30am and I was just waking up. Gotta love vacation day :)

I made sure the kids were all good, and I hopped on the computer for a while. I chatted with my mom for a while, and checked my emails, and facebook, and just played around for a while.

And finally, around 10:30am, I got in the shower. And got all pretty and ready for the day. Eme let me borrow her pink jacket thing. Thanks, Eme! You can borrow my white one any time :)

At 11:30am, I got lunch going, and the kids ready for lunch, and I headed out to my therapy session. Here's me, ready to go.

Me drinking my first Diet Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash. Let the holiday season OFFICIALLY begin :)
I got there about 5 minutes early, so sat and checked my emails, and, of course, took a picture. hehe.

When I was done, I headed to the Dollar Tree. My mom had texted me a picture of some cupcakes she'd made yesterday, and I thought they were SO cute! AND, Captain America and the other 1LT's were planning a BBQ for the battery, and I had volunteered to make desserts. And I thought that the cupcakes my mom made would be PERFECT. They looked like little pies.

SO, I remembered that last time I stopped by the Dollar Tree, they had $1 cans of Apple Pie filling. Perfect! So I swung by, got 4 cans, and went on to Walmart.

And you know what. Next year, I'm TOTALLY not going to Walmart 2 days before Thanksgiving. It was INSANE! People everywhere. Craziness!

I got all the baking items I needed, and the Thanksgiving food items I needed. I'm making Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Gravy, Rolls, Fruit Salad, Green Bean Casserole, Cheese Ball and Crackers, Veggie Plate, Deviled Eggs. And Pie. Lots of Pie. Pumpkin, and Pecan, and Pumpkin Mousse, and maybe Apple.

And then I realized that it was 2:30pm, and I hadn't eaten lunch yet. And I was HUNGRY! So I swung by the in store McDonalds, and got 2 side salads and 2 burgers. I pulled off the buns, and tore the burger into pieces, and put them on my salad. And got a big drink. And then paid, and headed home.

The kids were SO excited to see me. hehe. I told them I'd bring them a treat, so yeah, maybe they were excited about the treat, not so much about me - hehe. I had bought a Christmas candy dish, and some mints.

We unloaded the truck, and started on the cupcakes. 4 boxes of Butter Yellow. Looked pretty good. Eme was my baking partner :) One box of cake mix, one cube of margarine or butter, 2/3 cup of water, and 3 eggs. Beat on low until mixed, then 2 minutes on medium.

And I put it in 24 cupcake tins with liners. And cooked for 15 minutes. Then, when the one batch was in the over, I did another. And 4 boxes of cake mixes. For a total of 96 cupcakes. Sigh. hehe.

And then, after they were cooled, I opened up one of the cans of apple pie filling. And I decided that 1 slice of apple from the can, cut into 4 pieces, with some of the goo (yeah, I know there's a more technical term for it, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it would be at the moment...). Then I took some canned frosting, put it in a tube with a flat tip, and put a ring around the outside of the cupcake, making it looked like a pie crust. And then 2 stripes, vertically and horizontally, to look like the lattice work of a pie. SO cute!

And yeah, it really did take forever. But it was kinda fun. I'd recommend putting the tube of frosting into the fridge between frostings. Because it got kinda warm. And melty.

And yeah, my feet were KILLING me. See, I probably should have changed my shoes. Because I was still wearing my high heel boots. During the making of all 96 cupcakes. hehe.

And I was finally done, and I hadj the kids help me put all of the cupcakes into the fridge. Look at ALL of those pies...
And here's me, at 6:30pm, realizing that I still had to cook dinner for the kids. Ewwwh! hehe :) I was SO done with cooking :)

And then Captain America came home. And I proudly showed him ALL of the cupcakes, and he kinda got this funny, panicked look on his face. The other 1LT's at work had decided to post pone the BBQ until December. And they hadn't told him until 4pm, and he hadn't been in a position to text and tell me. Sigh. So now I had 96 pie cupcakes in my fridge. hehe.

So we took a tray into the house, and we all had one. OMHeavens, they were WONDERFUL! If I'm ever having a cupcake, I'm TOTALLY making those! I bet they'd be tasty in cherry, too. Or fresh strawberries. Now THAT would be good!

And I took some cupcakes over to Leigh's house, and we decided to give the rest to the battery tomorrow anyway. What else would I do with that many cupcakes. ha!

And then we got the kids all ready for bed, and sat them down with a movie, and Captain America and I headed out. He wanted to go to Lowes and the auto parts store, and I wanted to go to El Taco Tote. hehe :)

See that guacamole salsa on the left end? Yeah, it's my FAVORITE!
But yeah, it was WAY more spicy than normal. Here's me, breathing fire!
It was even spicy for Captain America - hehe
Good thing it was all you can drink soda, right?

And then we headed to Lowes, because it was right across the street. Captain America needed letters for stencils for work. Or something like that. And yeah, I had WAY too much fun taking pictures of myself with all the tools. Fun with Tools, time - ha!

Captain America, trying to decide whether to get stencils or stick on letters. Tough decisions, I know, huh?

And then my feet were officially dying. Seriously. 11 hours in high heel boots. Not cool. Not gonna do that one again :) I was SO glad to get back to the car. hehe.
We stopped by the Auto Parts store on the way home, and I stayed in the warm car. Because my shoes were killing my feet. I checked my email, and read my scriptures, and then Captain America was done, and we headed home.

The kids were just finishing up their movie, I grabbed my computer to blog, and Captain America put the kids to bed. Captain America and I watched 2 episodes of The Office, then we said couples prayer, and he went to bed. I finished up blogging, watched an episode of Glee, and it's now 11:25pm. This episode is almost over, and I'm tying things up :) Kari and kids and my kids and I are going to the zoo tomorrow. Should be a fun time. Then, it'll be back home for some pie time :)

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Anonymous said...

Those lattice cupcakes look likes ones The Pioneer Woman had on her site [she linked it] - http://www.mommytopics.com/food/holiday-pie-cupcakes-2

Both versions look yummy, though the other site has a titch more fruit. :-) [one of The Pioneer Woman's readers said that it was her SIL's recipe and the cupcakes are fought over for the holidays :-) ]

Bethany said...

My mom is a HUGE fan of The Pioneer Woman, so that's probably where she got her idea :) She texted me a picture of what she made yesterday morning, so I made the same thing :)

Yeah, I'm pretty cheap, so I just put 1 can of pie filling per cake mix. Because I made 4 batches. And it took FOREVER :) hehe. Next time I make those, I'm only making 1 batch, and I"ll put on more fruit :)

but still, they were SUPER tasty :)

Kim said...

Thank you, and best wishes and blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Heather said...

Thank you for the wonderful word art - as always!!!! Love those cupcakes, I'll definitely have to give them a try!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Graphics category today [25 Nov 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Kel said...

Bethany -- first thanks for all the cute WA you have had for us this month, those cupcakes looked so cute--can't imagine what your feet felt like in those heels for so long,mine were done after about 2 hours the other day. Isn't the sierra mist/cranberry soda good:)
Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving:)