Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday Thoughts

Dang, I haven't really been blogging much lately, huh? I don't know why, exactly. I've just been busy, I guess. Catching chipmunks, making hula hoops, playing with doggies and kids, looking up gifs of Jessie Spano losing it in the "I'm so excited" episode of Saved by the Bell, and so on and so forth. Normal adult stuff.

One of my biggest accomplishments in the past week has been to make maple bacon cupcakes. Yama mama they were good!! I will share the recipe here, if you guys are interested. The cake recipe I used was sort of "meh." But the frosting.... oh my gosh you guys the frosting...... It was SO GOOD! Check this out:

Don't you just want to lick that bowl clean? Well you can't, cause I already did. That is not my own Kitchenaid mixer, by the way. I wish it was. One of my top life goals is to own a Kitchenaid mixer. The life goal list goes something like this:

1. Trick someone into marrying me
2. Have kids
3. Get a Kitchenaid mixer
4. Save the planet
5. Get a dog

But not necessarily in that order. And if I can even just get 4/5 of those, I'll be happy. I won't say which four.

But I digress. Here is a picture of the finished cupcakes:

In other Wednesday Thoughts, I heard that song, "I had the time of my life," from Dirty Dancing, on the radio this morning. Just thinking about that movie made me feel so summer-y! I just love summer movies. I'm actually not a huge fan of Dirty Dancing (what was she - like 17? And he was like 35? That ain't right) but the music was really good. Some of my favorite summer movies are as follows:

The Sandlot! (duh!)
The Great Outdoors (a classic - cracks me up every time!)
What About Bob (a family favorite)
Weekend at Bernies (I'm kidding!!! Calm down!)
The Parent Trap (old and new - I love both so much.)
Summer Magic (one of my most favorite Disney movies ever.)

What are some of your favorite summer movies?

Happy Wednesday!


Katherine said...

Summer Magic is at the top of my list, along with What About Bob?, Sandlot, and, I'll be honest, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies. They're so summery!! Those cupcakes were delish!! Wish I could've been there to steal the bowl from you before you could lick it clean, though. I want more of that frosting in my life!!!

karajean said...

I saw The Sandlot in the $5 DVD bin at Walmart yesterday and now I am really regretting the fact that I did not purchase it.

I would also love to own a Kitchenaid but alas, I doubt it is in the cards for me.

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I can check off 4 of those 5 things...why am I still cranky? Sheesh.

Also, here's a random tidbit for the "Rebecca's Interesting Life" folder in your brain (doesn't every one have one of those?). The Great Outdoors was filmed at Bass Lake, and my Grandma lived up there. One afternoon she loaded us all up and took us down to the "city" of Oakhurst (ha!) nearby and had us stand in line to "try out" (we filled out paperwork and they took our photo) to be an extra in the movie. None of us made the cut.

I suppose that wasn't a very interesting story after all. Perhaps having cool stuff to talk about should be #6 on my list...

AngelaBeth said...


violet50 said...

Hey you took the only non-scary movie with the word summer in it. I can't watch "Suddenly Last Summer" or "I Know What you did Last Summer"! I'll just share "Summer Magic" with you. And I can't believe that you even put "get a dog" after "save the planet".

Sara said...

You were inspired by my infamous maple bacon donut story, right? And yes, recipe!