Monday, February 15, 2016

How to Stay Warm on a Cold Sunday

Monday is here. It is a very chilly start for me, -11 degrees Fahrenheit, but it is suppose to warm up a little bit today  and not be as frigid as it was all day like yesterday. And this morning I have to scoot out early for a 7 AM meeting before the kids arrive.  Nothing worst than racing into a very cold car on a Monday morning.
For many of you here in the US you have a long weekend for President's Day.  I am OK going to work (as we don't get today off) but I would just love to have today off to stay home inside my warm bed.
Tomorrow it is suppose to be warmer, I keep consoling myself with that thought.
 Yesterday I hung out around my kitchen near my wood stove because that bitter cold and the wind outside made inside the house feel chilly once you moved out away from that heat source.
 A strawberry cream cake was a good project. I made it a heart for Valentine's Day.
 Oh yes, and cupcakes.  I never frosted them and put them in the freezer for another day.
 I wanted to try out the origami looking little thing in the cupcake/ muffin tins. 

You put a cupcake paper over them and then stick something yummy on the piece that sticks up. I had these Lindt chocolate balls in the house from Christmas so I figured I'd try those. Then you put in your cupcake batter.
Since I haven't finished the cupcakes I can't tell you how they taste, but once I finish them and I try one I will let you know.
Count down to Friday has begun.
Happy Monday. Thanks for coming by!


5 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Gosh..this all looks wonderful --- yummie! Stay warm!
Happy week Erika!
oxo
Susi

Valerie-Jael said...

I LOVE the idea of those cupcake additions, and the strawberry cream cake looks mouth-wateringly delicious! Enjoy your day, although I know it's always nicer at home. Hugs, Valerie

Saskia said...

So yummy!!!!

Smiles, Saskia :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

My weekend company is finally asleep, so I thought I'd stop by while I'm still coherent. The strawberries are the only way I'll eat them. I don't like any strawberry, except fresh from the vine (so to speak). So, that looks really yummy.

Sorry to read about the weather. Last night's game was played in Toronto and it was -9F there at game time (8:30 p.m. ET), so I know what the east coast is going through right now.

I LOVED the game. The WEST (yes, I'm a west gal) won setting several records, including the most number of points in a game (196) and the most in a half (92). From the scores, you might be able to tell there was little defense because everyone was out to get the most number of points possible. It was fun to watch Kobe Bryant on his farewell trip to the All-Star game. Thanks for asking, because even if the east had won, I'd still have loved the game.

Divers and Sundry said...

Oh, those strawberries! What a treat! I'll bet your house smells good from all your baking. :)