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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Things an 11 year old says...

There are three boys here, all under the age of 12, enjoying the sunshine and blue sky. There are basketballs, legos, sticks, and all sorts of boy things.
They are funny and say funny things.

JM: Candice?
Me: Yes?
JM: I feel like you are the type of person who if you were ever a queen, you would have a royal mouse catcher in your castle.
Me: Yes, I probably would
*several minutes of silence*
Me: Actually, I would probably have three.
JM: One for cuteness, one for sleeping with, and one to actually catch the mice...

JM: "I want a elephant that changes colors with his moods. Like a mood ring. And his name would be Disco. He would have to be an Indian elephant."
Me: "Why not an African elephant?"
JM: "It just wouldn't feel right."

K: "You wash your food?"
JM: "Yeah...apples have wax and pesticides and stuff on them."
K: "How weird!"

K: "There's a kind of fish that can be on land. Did you know that?"
JM: "What's it called?"
K: "A dead fish. HAHAH!"

They also eat cupcakes, of course. Particularly these blueberry cobbler ones.
Vanilla cupcakes, filled with blueberries, and frosted with vanilla cinnamon buttercream. Oh, sorry about that. Vanilla cinnamon awesome-cream. :)

Vanilla Blueberry Cupcakes
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup of melted butter
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla 
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla yogurt
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 cup frozen blueberries
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a mixing bowl blend the melted butter, oil, and sugar. One at a time, beat in the egg, vanilla, and yogurt. Add flour and buttermilk alternately in three parts. Stir until it's just combined. Fold in the berries. Fill cupcake wrappers 3/4 of the way full and bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes. The tops will stay pretty pale, but don't overbake them. Let them cool completely before frosting. 

Cinnamon Vanilla Awesome Butter Cream
1 pound powdered sugar
scant 1/2 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 stick soft butter
1 c shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp ground cinnamon
Whisk together the sugar, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, vanilla and milk in a stand mixer until creamy. Add butter one slice at a time, beating well in between each addition. Add the shortening and beat ten minutes or so until light and fluffy, it will almost double in volume. 

It will be fluffy and delicious and kinda taste as good as a day of sunshine. 

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