What have you done to increase your H1N1 exposure today? I bet not nearly as much as I have!
First of all, our bridge is broken- a big deal when you live in the 'burbs and work in the city. Us country folk have to get to work and do not appreciate those who decided to take the train instead of driving all of a sudden! I had the pleasure of being pressed up against 1,000 of my new closest friends and was leaned back over a seat so far while standing that my abs were shaking to hold me up.
Next, I went to visit Target to get some cupcake supplies. Why did I go to the promise land 2 days before Halloween? Every snotty nosed kid and their parents were picking out last minute costumes. I was virtuous and only picking up my baking supplies 2 days before. It was planned.
Finally, I went to the gym tonight, where I peacefully tried to run while the two people next to me were hacking like crazy. I think all these things are driving me crazy since I decided not to get a flu shot today and am convinced I'll get the swine flu any minute now.
On to more pleasant things- CUPCAKES!
As a disclaimer I don't bake and if I do, I always screw with the recipe. It's just how I roll. I made these cupcakes for my Apple Ma's day care kids for a killer Halloween party to be held tomorrow. VIP access only.
I healthified the box instructions by adding applesauce instead of oil. Kids today get enough fats, right? It's a good thing the kids that will be eating these can't draw inside the lines because I can't either.
Since I don't bake, I don't make frosting either. We actually don't have any butter in the house and I wouldn't even know what to start with. I picked the two that sounded the healthiest:
Dark Chocolate for the antioxidants (I hate frosting but had a couple of spoonfuls to test it)
Cream cheese- because it's the smarter alternative to butter. And buttercream just sounds bad.
I know none of these treats are healthy, but these little guys will be hyped up on sugar for the next 48 hours anyways, so why not? You're only a kid once.
Happy Almost Halloween!