Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekend Recap

Saturday we decided to head to Atlanta to take the kids ice skating.  I had purchased a Groupon for the rink located at Park Tavern.  This place has an awesome view of
Piedmont Park. 

The rink was a little small but the kids still had fun.

My girls with their skating buddy.

Next we had lunch at Steve's favorite place on earth.  He is so obsessed with this place and even ordered one to go.
Sorry but I have to post a picture of my veggie bowl.  These things are HUGH!
On the way home we noticed the outside temperature.  We just had to take this picture and send it to my in-laws.  They live in Utah where it was 16 degrees.  I won't repeat the reply I received. :-)
We got home just in time to watch the Broncos play.  We will not speak of this game.

During half time I went for a run.  I have never run in the dark and probably never will again.  It was creepy!
The next day was church time.  Pastor Roy always brings it! 
Shortly after getting home it was time to watch the Falcons.  What a great game!   
We did get some productive stuff done too.  Devon's closet needed cleaning out.  Again.
We also started painting the girls bathroom.  By "we" I totally mean Steve.  This is just the primer.  I cannot wait until it's done.  They are going to love it!
Hope you had a good weekend too!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Better for You Chocolate Cupcakes


You are going to be so happy I have a Pinterest obsession and found this recipe. Not sure why I picked this one out of the hundreds thousands I have pinned but I'm really glad I did.  This recipe replaces the oil and eggs with pumpkin puree.  Better for you! I know it sounds gross but it doesn't change the flavor.  You have got to try these!

 You just need these 3 ingredients:

1 Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix

1 Small Can Pumpkin Puree (15 oz.)

6 oz. of Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together cake mix and canned pumpkin with a mixer for about 2 minutes.  Stir in almost all of the 6 oz. of chocolate chips.  Spoon into muffin tin with liners.  Batter is thick and will not rise as much as a normal cupcake so fill almost to the top.  Add remaining chocolate chips on top.  Bake for 22-25 min. until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Teri's Tips:
  • DO NOT taste the batter!  It tastes nasty unbaked.
  • To prevent yourself from eating all of them in one day you can freeze them.
  • They taste extra yummy heated in the microwave and served with a big 'ole glass of milk.