Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tea Bread Tuesday: Blue Rum Cupcakes

Whenever my resolve to continue the "Tea Bread Tuesday" project wavers, something happens to renew my commitment.  This week, it was my son John's homecoming for the holidays.  While I was at work today, John took over the kitchen - he made dinner AND baked cupcakes.  The aroma of chicken fricassée greeted me in the garage . . . Ahh . . . a home-cooked meal in the middle of the week . . . am I in heaven?  And this was waiting for me on the counter . . .


John made cupcakes from a box of yellow cake mix, adding a squirt of rum for a little zing . . .  Can you imagine?  MY SON IS IMPROVISING IN THE KITCHEN!!!


Is there anything better than a fresh cupcake . . . ?


It's so funny how my family has gotten behind Tea Bread Tuesday.  Whether it's my husband hovering around the kitchen while I'm baking . . . or David teasing me about these cupcakes not counting because I didn't bake them . . . or John checking up on me from school to make sure I didn't forget to bake . . . they've all embraced the project . . . I don't think they'd let me quit now . . .

I suppose, technically, these cupcakes shouldn't count . . . but who wants to be technical, anyway?  I ate one of these morsels for dessert and it was delicious!  But let me tell you . . . the secret ingredient is not rum . . . it's love . . .

5 comments:

Barb said...

What a nice treat for you to have John do it this time. They look very pretty also.

Reds said...

Love your last sentence about the secret ingredient - so true!! And how sweet of your son! His cupcakes are beautiful!

Angela2932 said...

What a treat, in so many ways! And John even color-coordinated the cupcake/iciing with the paper lining! Very, very, impressive, all the way around!

Nicki said...

bread in cupcake liners for easy individual service. Oh it counts and bonus for having someone else to pitch in. My family acts as if they would starve to death if I were not here to fix the food. I've been rebelling lately and making Saturday nights a "free for all" a/k/a "fix it yourself" - sided with some "clean up after yourself" --- I'm not sure they've noticed the routine.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I have to admit to not really understanding the appeal of cupcakes. But the rum sounds yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Angela - I admired the cupcake liners too!