Cupcakes are coming tomorrow.I've been baking for eons now. There's been lots of creaming and beating and whipping and mixing and folding and stirring and separating and filling and frosting. All of it has been sticky sweet. Last night I went to see Sailor dance in the Nutcracker. When the Sugarplum Fairy was leaping through the air, I felt a little dizzy. Maybe I've had a bit too much sugar. Maybe. Maybe not. I think a kitchen Goddess somwhere might be looking out for me, because look what came this morning by way of UPS. A new friend sent me a giant box of Hickory Farms goodies. A Signature Party Platter! Party tonight, family room carpet, 10:15 sharp (right after final performance of Nutcracker). I remember getting boxes from Hickory Farm when I was a little girl. We used to fight over the best stuff and not much has changed. Sailor wants the smoked cheddar cheese, I'm after the cheeseball and crackers, and the boys are already making big plans for the sausage. I went online to check out Hickory Farms to send to a few faraway friends. They've got an initiative going called No Kid Hungry. For every Signature Party Planner you order, Hickory Farms will donate $5 to their No Kid Hungry Campaign. So what are you waiting for? Head to the nearest mall or click right here for all kinds of savory treats with a sweet feeling. (I just saw they are offering Free Shipping through Christmas Eve, too.)
I'll be back with my chocolate cupcakes with peppermint marshmallow filling and gingerbread cupcakes with maple frosting.
PS The river behind my parent's home is full to capacity and the rain is coming down hard. Keep our community in your prayers!