Last night, Jenna and I had our first encounter with Noodles and Company. Overall, for the price, I was impressed--think fast casual like Pei Wei--and the food was yummy. I had the pasta rosa and a small salad and it was $8...definitely worth sampling again!
Afterwards, I went home to get to baking. My company is having our annual almost-summer picnic at work today so I made my first attempt at Lemon Blueberry-Filled Cupcakes. A little trial and error, but this Betty Crocker pulled it off and they turned out yummy...and I know Jeff loved being the guinea pig taste-tester this go-around. This is perfect for a summertime treat! Here's the recipe:
1 box lemon cake mix
1 tsp lemon extract
1 cup milk
1 can blueberry pie filling
cream cheese icing
- Mix cake mix, lemon extract, milk, and eggs together on medium speed until fluffy
- Put 2 tablespoons of cake batter in each cupcake liner. Then top with 2 tablespoons of blueberry pie filling and then fill remainder of cupcake with cake batter.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes and then let cool
- Frost with cream cheese icing--and as an extra addition, top with lemon peel and/or fresh blueberries
So for this weekend, we're going to start off tonight with date night. Trying out the new sushi/japanese hibachi restaurant near our house for something low key and then taking it easy. Tomorrow morning, I'm headed to begin Operation Finalize Wedding with Mom and it'll be nonstop madness with full picture recaps to follow. Sunday we're doing our normal routine of church, working around the house and hopefully taking advantage of some good weather before having Jocelyn and Nick over for dinner to round out a weekend at home. Happy Friday friends!