Monday, March 19, 2012

Being a Tourist

Last week the hubs was bored so we decided to go for a drive and we ended up in DC. What a beautiful city but If you don’t know your way around, you will get lost like we did and we had a GPS. Go figure!
We walked around for a bit to get a little familiarized with the area since we will be going there a lot. 
White House- North Lawn 
Cherry Blossoms- My first time seeing this beauty
Side view of Lincoln Memorial
View of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial

Inside the Lincoln Memorial- pretty cool!
Capitol Hill
Ended up driving to Georgetown and stopped at Georgetown Cupcakes, they have a show on TLC~ DC Cupcakes. The hubs thought I was a dork but I was super excited! 

Can't wait to go back and explore all the wonderful places that DC has to offer. 

Stay Tuned!!

~ B

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy Bday to the Hubs!

Yesterday was the Hubs bday and while he was sleeping on Thursday nite I managed to get his present wrapped without him or the dogs noticing.   
X-Box (for those of you wondering)
We decided to hang out and enjoy his day at home. And while he was at work I made him some German Chocolate cupcakes with Coconut Pecan frosting. 
We drove around the base to get to know it a little better and we found some cuties!
Lunka Lake @ Quantico
Cute Deer
And to finish the nite we had fried Catfish and Mac n Cheese and of course a cold beer
He definitely enjoyed his day! 

Have a good one guys and once again, Happy Birthday to the Hubs! 


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Red Velvet Cake in a Jar

I've always wanted to try this and since am not too into sweets I figured these single serving cakes would be enough. Lets just hope it turns out good.

You will need:
3 Large Eggs
1 ¼ cups of water
1/3 cup of Vegetable Oil
Cream Cheese frosting
A box of Duncan Hines Red Velvet cake mix
Mason Jars- 1 pint size
 For the Cupcakes:  
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Blend cake mix, water, oil and eggs in a large bowl at low speed until moistened.
3. Pour batter in pans and bake immediately
4. Bake for about 25 minutes.
5. Cool in wire rack for 15 minutes 

Assembling the cakes: 
1. Place 1 bottom in each jar and crumble with a wooden spoon to spread it
2. Put a layer of the frosting.
3. Take the top of the cupcake and place on top of the layer of frosting.
4. Flatten (gently smash) the top part of the cupcake inside the jar. You want them to get sort of flat.           
5. Frost the top of the cupcake, then screw the top on tightly.

Enjoy guys!