Oh, desserts full of cream cheese filling. I wish I could quit you.
This week over on Twenties Hacker, I present you with a recipe for red velvet cream cheese cupcakes. Admittedly, I'm kind of over red velvet already. I've already started on my March recipes, which, SNEAK PEEK for my lovely loyal readers over here, is going to be a chocolate-mint themed month. (You knowwww, because it's green? And St. Patrick's Day is in March? Work with me, here.) I love chocolate mint. As evidenced by my ability to inhale an entire tube of thin mints within the hour of receiving my first box of Girl Scout cookies of the season.
What? Don't judge me.
Relatedly (maybe? It was in the midst of a baking session so it's a legit segue) I had posted this gem of a tweet:
(HyVee is our regional grocery store chain, FYI)
And my friend Keith responded and told me that I should write a book. I couldn't figure out if he was making fun of me or not (he usually is), so I responded in seriousness, and then I think he compared me to Tina Fey and I was like "life = made" and so I'm feeling pretty awesome about that. I totally want to be Tina Fey when I grow up. Or, like, a reasonable knockoff thereof. If I can be even a fraction of the awesomeness of Tina Fey, I'll consider my life a raging success.
It was a nice boost, anyway, and made me want to pick back up with writing a pile of essays that maybe could be turned into something resembling a book. Because my long-format writing is a big fat fail these days (see: my three-day attempt at NaNoWriMo) so I think I want to start with something shorter.
Oh God, did I just tell you a GOAL, out loud? Fuck. Now it's out there. And people will either (a) make fun of me for thinking I'm interesting enough to be able to do it or (b) hold me to actually doing it.
Well you know what, people from option A? Fuck you. People from option B? I love you and please keep after me. My motivation takes a hit every time something triggers any insecurity about anything. ("I've gained three pounds! I will never be a writer!") (Yes, this is about how logical my thought process is sometimes.) This is likely why I never get anything done. And it's why the CIY column is good for me. It forces me to write every week and hit a deadline.
*cough* anyway. Did I mention that there are cupcakes with a swirl of cream cheese in them? Because you should maybe go focus on those instead.
Also, speaking of my friend Keith, he is a very talented musician and here is a clip of him performing the acoustic version of one of my favorite songs of his. I've been harassing him for a recording of this for years (actual, literal YEARS) and he finally did. YAY.