Sunday, June 17, 2007


I wish I had pictures to go with this entry, but alas, my camera is in the shop for repairs and hasn't returned yet. Nevertheless, I bring you...

Taco and Cupcake Decorating Night

That's right! Last night found me with seven guests in the house devouring tacos and decorating cupcakes.

Okay, I'll back up. A couple of weeks ago, I met my blogging buddy, The Gunfighter, for lunch. At the end of lunch, I said, "One of these days, you have to come over for dinner." To which the Gunfighter said, "Okay, let's do it!" So, we found a date on the calendar that worked all around. I also invited The Eco-Fellow (formerly The Legislative Fellow) and Sister No-Mo (formerly The MIG), as well as my friends The Circus Mistress and Dr. CancerKiller, and my housemate.

Gunfighter and Mrs. Gunfighter have an eight-year old daughter, the Soccer Girl (who wants to be a paleantologist, by the way.) I had to come up with a menu that would work for an eight-year old, so I figured tacos would be good. And I thought cupcake decorating would make dessert a fun activity.

I made six dozen--count 'em: six dozen--cupcakes: red velvet, yellow, dark chocolate, and marble. Soccer Girl chose and mixed the colors for the frosting. We had sprinkles and frosting in tubes for writing and we were off!

All-in-all, we had a lovely evening with The Gunfighter and his family. Gunny went home with my housemate's dead DVD player for "Shoot 'Em Up Fridays" and Soccer Girl went home with a half dozen cupcakes she decorated. Looking forward to having the 'Fighters at Chez Tewkes again very soon!

P.S. Gunfighter: Soccer Girl was absolutely adorable. You and Mrs. Gunfighter have done an excellent job! Happy Father's Day!

P.P.S. Note to Zanne: Gunfighter wore a kilt. He was still adorable.


ME said...

Sounds like an ab fab evening! I'm sad there aren't pictures.

Holly said...

I'm sorry you didn't have a camera as well--I would like to see how you decorate six dozen cupcakes in one night! What on earth did you do with them all?

Gunfighter said...


Thanks so much for having us... we THOROUGHLY enjoyed it.

You know, I thought about bringing my camera, but figured, "Janet has a new camera, identical to mine, she can take pics and email them to me!"


We had a great time, and we loved meeting your friends. I am looking forward to seeing you again soon... (I am also looking forward to putting the hurt on that dvd player!).


Zanne said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh I sooooooooooo needed pics of this!! :(
Sounds like an amazing time! :D

Anonymous said...

You sound just like a homemaker Janet! I haven't even made 6 dozen cupcakes at once let alone 4 different flavors! You know they are looking for the "Next Food Network Star!" Would have loved to seen the cupcakes!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Sounds like great fun...

love me some Tacos and cupcakes!