and it was fabulous!
In fact, the whole menu was from the TV show, “Kitchen Boss”: Chicken Piccata, Roasted Potatoes & Onions, and Sauteed Mushrooms. The chicken especially was like something you’d have in a fabulous restaurant, and it was very easy to make.
I guess I’ve watched a lot of TV lately, although I had never seen Kitchen Boss before. And cupcakes seem to be a big competitive deal nowadays and I’ve seen a lot of cupcake wars on TV. Personally I have never thought cupcakes were all that special. I’d rather have a piece of cake, I guess. Or a cookie. Or a brownie. Or a piece of really good chewy bread with real butter!
Continuing in my week of senseless TV watching/listening, I couldn’t help but take in all the to-do about the Royal Wedding, already referred to as the wedding of the century. Do they realize it’s only 2011??? I mean, I have two single sons. Who’s to say one of their weddings won’t be the wedding of the century?
Anyway, I thought it would be fun to bring something special to our stitching group tomorrow to kind of celebrate the big wedding that I’m pretty sure none of us were invited to, and what could be better than cupcakes? Well, probably quite a number of things, but play along with me here…
So in celebration of mindless television and the “wedding of the century” (and isn’t that a perfect marriage?), I made two dozen swirly, delicious cupcakes (even though only 9 fit into each of my cupcake/pie/cake boxes).
And I know they’re delicious because DH and I took it upon ourselves to do a little taste-testing! (I learned from TV not to overbake them or they will be too dry.) They are perfectly moist, and of course icing them this way deposits about twice the normal amount of frosting on each little cake. Milk chocolate cake (Betty Crocker) with strawberry frosting (Duncan Hines) on the left, and white cake with lemon frosting on the right (both Betty Crocker).
I have to go now. I have a HUGE mess to clean up in the kitchen.