Slow week

So it has been a pretty slow week in my kitchen. Not much baking going on. But it has been lovely outside! Such a nice change from the snow we’ve had in the last month. We aren’t prepared or accustomed to snow around here and it cripples us when we do get it. Make fun if you want to but .5 inches here is like 23 feet up north. But this past week has made up for the cold snow. It’s been nice enough that we have been able to open the doors and windows during the day.

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This big “uggy” snowman scared the littlest. 

I think the pretty spring-like weather has gotten to me though. I decided it was time to make a change. A big change. To my hair. I didn’t cut it or anything. I’m still waiting for it to grow back out from my mohawk (well, faux-hawk) stage. I colored it. Not my usual red or black. PINK. Well, fuchsia. And I love it.

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Sorry for the really bad cell phone selfie. I haven’t managed to get a good picture with a real camera yet. Or even the good camera on my cellphone. I used Manic Panic Fuchsia Shock (not a paid endorsement or anything, just saying what I used). It is much darker inside and purple. But when the sun hits it, it is intensely pink. I’ve only had for a day but it bleeds. I can’t run my fingers through my hair without pulling back a pink hand. Hopefully that won’t last much longer. 

I have made any baked goodies. My greatest creation was strawberries and raspberries macerated with a little sugar and vanilla extract on top of a store-bought lemon pound cake. But it was yummy. I bought some more white chocolate pudding mix to have a second attempt at the frosting that I royally goofed. 

The hubs and I got some new toys this week. I got a lens for my camera. A “nifty 50”. This one to be specific. I can’t wait to take some cake pictures with it. 

Hubs got a smoker. And he rocks it. He is a grill-master naturally anyway. So he got this and made these the same day……..

 

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Pure awesomeness! He smoked chicken a few days ago and it was so juicy and tender. It didn’t last long enough for pictures. 

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