Friday, April 19, 2019

Food Friday: Game of Thrones

Winter is Here!

No, legit, winter is still here. It was friggin snowing on like, Sunday and Monday. I had to let DogCPK out when we were watching Game of Thrones on Sunday and opened the door to Winterfell instead of Kalamazoo. IN APRIL.


This is a picture of Winterfell. Not my backyard. 
Ok, mini-rant over.

Breaky and I hosted family from out of town, so we didn't have or go to a big geeky-fied party to watch the season 8 premier of Game of Thrones. But we did kinda celebrate.

I made us drinks and dessert! Then, of course, we watched the episode.



WHITE WALKER
Enjoyed a "White Walker" courtesy of Pinterest browsing. If you haven't hit up my Pinterest boards yet, take a look! 



 LEMON  (CUP)CAKE(S)
I was going to make Sansa's lemon cakes, but I suck at baking, and we ran out of time. So I made cupcakes. With lemon. They were good, and sometimes that is all you can ask of me. :) 
The lemon cupcakes were also a simplified recipe. I used white cake mix, a can of lemon/lime pop (soda for non-mid-westerners) and juice from one lemon. Stir everything together, put in my cupcake tins, follow the directions for cooking on the back of the cake box, and BLAMMO, really fluffy lemony cupcakes. 


Better written down recipe for my Sansa's Lemon Cupcakes
Ingredients
- one box of white cake mix
- one can of lemon/lime pop 
- juice from one lemon
Supplies
- cupcake tin
- mixing bowl


Mix the ingredients together in the mixing bowl. Pour in to the cupcake tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.








Quick Game of Thrones Episode 1 Review with No Spoilers-Ish

Basically, read at your own risk. 


I know a lot of fans were bemoaning the lack-of-action and speed of the episode. Honestly, though, it had  many of the reunions I personally have been waiting for for YEARS. And honestly, I was ok with the pace. It is a lot of set up for future big events, and honestly, a lot happened! Just because it wasn't a ton of fighting and dying, didn't mean it wasn't a big important episode! TO be completely honest, the prospect of what could come next and at the end has me super stressed out.

But I will watch until the end! Because in the end: "Valar Morghulis", all men must die.


Monday, April 15, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Food Friday: LFG Bar Kalamazoo



Every once in a while, Breaky and I get a date night or two. We are getting to a point where we are more comfortable leaving BabyCPK with others, AND Breaky has been home for longer than a few weeks.




Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pokemon Themed 1st Birthday Party





Our One-derful BabyCPK turned 1.

Since we did a Pokemon Themed Pregnancy Announcement, and BabyCPK is too young to choose a theme for herself, we decided to go with a Pokemon themed birthday party.


From some suggestions from Pinterest and lots of shopping on Amazon.com, I decorated and came up with some creative names for party food that involves Pokemon.

I could not have pulled this off without my amaaaazing family. They did sooo much work for this party. I do not have an "excuse" for not doing as much as I could have, although work, at the time, was a drama-filled frazzle cake. Even Breaky chipped in and was the one who made the pizzas!