Thriving is not what I'm doing today. I was beset by the Insane Itching for a good part of the night, which impacted the quality of sleep, so I am a trifle cranky. I am suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous bulls*** from an outside source. I am, however, extraordinarily proud and pleased that I did not respond in kind. But ohhhh, the temptation. And then, I have been working on a particular drafting project for a number of days, and have run into a ginormous glitch. Big surprise, right?
Time to find my Zen Zone.
Back on the needles, albeit the smaller ones and I like the results. I have to get used to the color changes, which occur more frequently than from a ball of Noro Silk Garden. I also have to get a new bottle of Advil, because my head is starting to crack and my eyes are protecting themselves by going all squinty on me. No time for lunchtime knitting, I'm afraid.
So you know that lately I've been hooked on cupcakes. Today, when I ran into Walmart to get a nice big bottle of Advil, I ran into the grocery section to find a new flavor of cake mix. Always experimenting, that's me. The basic sour cream recipe works perfectly, as I found when I tried it with chocolate and then with white cake mix. The butter pecan mix, however, comes in the new, smaller size, which requires adjustment to the other ingredients. I can't take credit for this - I can say that it works really well. I got 22 cupcakes from this mix, but then I did not add a cup of chips as I did to the other two recipes.
Butter Pecan Cupcakes with Creamy Nutella Frosting
1 - 16 oz. tub creamy vanilla frosting
1/3 cup Nutella
2-3 tablespoons half and half
Stir all of the ingredients together until completely combined and smooth. Frost the cooled cupcakes using your favorite method.