I've been telling people that my New Year's resolution is to reinvent myself. It is mostly facetious, since reinventing oneself seems like the stuff of glossy magazines and television shows rather than something that real life people do. But it turns out to be a resolution that people get pretty enthusiastic about, happy to make suggestions about just what those reinventions could be. my sister suggested a month of doing everything opposite of what I would normally do. while I don't plan to start working at night and sleeping all day, I do like the Seinfeldian idea of George Costanza's success in doing the exact opposite of what he should and would normally do.
so, look, I am blogging.
I haven't been creating much. I spent the weekend mostly moping about but I did putz around shopping buying random crap that I don't need, like drawer organizers and cute cupcake liners at TJ Maxx. I rarely make cupcakes any more, so not sure why I need cupcake liners but I thought, hey, maybe I can bake more as part of my "reinvention."
then I went to Target and saw these:
and there is no reason to make cupcakes when you can buy cupcakes that cute for $4. particularly when they come with the great shortening-filled buttercream icing.
so I made muffins instead. after visiting three or four different grocery stores trying to find some interesting muffin mixes, I ended up getting some odd box mix for raspberry muffins. once I was making them, I thought maybe I should have just made something from scratch, and decided to doctor them, which I did by adding blueberries that were rotting in my fridge and some streusel that ended up being too dry. they are tasty enough though.