I've decided that my attention to domestic activities appears to be in direct relation to the amount of time I spend alone in my home. When my husband is home, it rarely occurs to me to try a new recipe or scrub down all the walls. But when he isn't here... I begin to fill my time in Suzy Homemaker ways.
Today while he was at work, for example, I decided to try making some cupcakes and decorating them with a swirl of peanut butter frosting. That was a first - I've never made peanut butter frosting before today. I will be taking these cupcakes to bunco tonight and will see what my tasting panel thinks. But I am getting way ahead of myself.
First, I mixed up some batter and dolloped it into the tin:
All ready to go in the oven:
When the cupcakes were baked and cooling on the counter, I began making the frosting, roughly by this recipe here. But I subbed margarine in for butter - then cut it back because no one wants a mouthful of margarine. I upped the peanut butter to compensate. I used soy instead of cream. I also added some vanilla for good measure. It wasn't looking too promising there for awhile:
But I got it whipped into shape before too long. Then, using a Pampered Chef kitchen gadget that always reminds me of puffed paint, I started frosting my cupcakes.
They turned out like this:
I wished I had chocolate sprinkles to top them with, but I don't. Maybe I will run to the store and get some... along with a container to transport them to bunco tonight.