I’ve watched almost zero Olympics. I had no cable for days. In fact when I called to get my cable working the tech guy was trying to make conversation and asked if I was watching the Olympics. I said to him “think about why I am calling you” (it was for tech support because cable was scrambled) and he was like oh yeah. Then after they got it “working” the only channel that worked until a guy came out was the Olympics. So I refused to watch just out of spite.
Now that I have Internet again…the unpacking has decreased dramatically. There is something to be said for not having your toys.
When the guys moved me one of them saw my face on a jar of Spices (Taco Seasoning to be exact) from my Sam’s Club days. He was all excited and swore that I must be a Food Network Celebrity because I had my own spices. I tried to convince him that no FN Star would be living in a two bed room apartment. I’m still not sure he believed me. He seemed very excited I hated to disappoint him.
One of the joys of moving to a bigger place is realizing you need more stuff. Well dressers. Because I never had the space for them. I refuse to buy new as I don’t know what magical power dressers posses but they seemed to be priced WAY above any other piece of furniture out there. So I’ve been looking at Craigslist…which can always be entertaining. I really like the guy selling a dresser…and a six food sword. He had a whole collection of swords but the six foot was by far the most impressive (insert dirty joke here). Hmmm.
I finally had to break down and bake to see how the new oven works. It works well! Yay! And bakes far more evenly than my old oven. I saw this frosting forever and a day ago on Kevin and Amanda’s site. It went with brownie cupcakes which looked awesome I just didn’t have the ingredients for. These are just devil’s food cupcakes but the frosting is yummy. It is not a thick frosting so be warned if you were looking to pipe it.
20 oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
8 oz powdered sugar
¾ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
a pinch of table salt
¾ cups light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
8 oz milk chocolate chips
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring well every 30 seconds.
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
Combine butter, sugar, cocoa and salt in a food processor and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. You can use a mixer but I found that the food processor works best for this…why I have no idea.
Scrape the bowl as needed.
Add the corn syrup and vanilla and process until just combined, about 5-10 seconds.
Scrape the bowl again, then add the melted chocolate and pulse until smooth and creamy, about 10-15 seconds.
This frosting is not a thick frosting. You won’t really be able to pipe it…it’s definitely more for homey looking cupcakes.
Adapted from Kevin and Amanda who adapted it from Cook’s Illustrated.