Day 167 – June 6
I tried out three new recipes today, with varying amounts of success.
First . . . .macaroni salad, pinned on my Entrees board. If you can believe it, I’ve never made macaroni salad before. Honestly, I have no idea why. We LOVE pasta around here, buy it by the cartful. And the salad was super easy to make. I’ll definitely be keeping this recipe in the rotation. The nice thing is that you can vary the flavor by changing just a few ingredients, so you don’t end up with the same old same old.
Second . . . I happened to see these fruit flavored water recipes on pinterest today, and thought they’d be perfect for DS1’s birthday playdate. They were super easy to make and they turned out pretty good. I actually just used this as inspiration and did my own thing: strawberry-lime and watermelon-sage. It’s probably not something I’ll keep in the fridge at all times, but it’ll be fun to experiment on occasion.
Finally, I decided to make some cupcakes for DS1’s birthday. Someday, I’ll learn to use liners when making cupcakes. Yep, they turned out yummy . . . too bad I couldn’t get them out of the muffin tins in one piece! Needless to say, I didn’t serve them at his playdate. Total bummer, because the gingerbread buttercream frosting looked like it would be amazing! (When the cupcakes were a flop, I didn’t bother making the buttercream.) Fortunately, we were still able to enjoy the cupcake crumbs with ginger whipped cream for DS1’s birthday dinner. So, I guess all was not lost!