Five Little Things | Kitchen Confidante | May 3, 2013

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: 1. Birthdays My husband celebrated a birthday this week, and he was content (I hope) to celebrate with a home cooked meal. His request? Seared ahi tuna and Thai-Style Crab & Corn Chowder, followed by cupcakes…from a box.…

Five Little Things | Kitchen Confidante | May 3, 2013
Five Little Things

Five Little Things | Kitchen Confidante | May 3, 2013

Five little things I loved this week:

1. Birthdays

My husband celebrated a birthday this week, and he was content (I hope) to celebrate with a home cooked meal. His request? Seared ahi tuna and Thai-Style Crab & Corn Chowder, followed by cupcakes…from a box. It’s the one time each year that I will use a boxed cake mix, just because he loves it so, and because I love him.

2. SusieCakes

To help us celebrate, our sweet friends brought over a treat from one of the best bakeries in California. SusieCakes has amazing, and I mean amazing, cakes, it makes me wonder why I bother at all. If you ever come out west, you must check them out. Their coconut cake is beyond divine.

3. Kid Coupon Books

When we were discussing how to celebrate my husband’s birthday, my daughter thought it would be fun to make him a coupon book filled with thoughtful goodies such as extra chores around the house. Until she remembered that in a book she read, the parent made photocopies of the coupons. Brilliant right? I chuckled so hard that my daughter asked (begged): “Are you going to put that in Five Little Things? Please? Please?” So there you go.

4. Cuba’s Secret Side

When it comes to fascinating countries that I have not yet visited, Cuba is one of them. Last night we watched an interesting documentary, it’s really worth a watch if you have time!

5. Mirrors

Some people know that in my past, I used to sing. My college acapella group celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a huge concert this year, and while I wasn’t able to go, my heart was there. Any time I hear a remarkable acapella arrangement, I still get excited, and here’s one that is quite impressive.

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone! May it be filled with sweet treats and good music!

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  1. Becky

    Loved going through all of your links! I especially love it when I get a good documentary recommendation! I’ll have to watch the one on Cuba soon!

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    • Liren

      Oh my, I hope you stay cool too, Laura! Temperatures are supposed to start dipping, so I’ll enjoy the heat while I can.

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    • Liren

      Thanks so much, Dixya! Sometimes it’s those simple treats (nostalgic ones especially) that we crave :) Have a wonderful weekend, too!

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  2. Cookin' Canuck

    That birthday dinner sounds fantastic…I can see why your husband would be thrilled with a home-cooked meal! As an ex-music major, I too am a lover of acapella. Have you listened to Take 6 (their first album came out years ago)? Acapella done very well!

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    • Liren

      Of course! I remember Take 6! I just love how acapella has finally gained ground in the music industry – the arrangements these days are crazy amazing!

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  3. Marcie @ Flavor the Moments

    Boxed cupcakes or not, your cupcakes looked simply beautiful! Thank you for the heads up on SusieCakes — I just noticed there’s a location in Lafayette, and I’m there often, so I fully intend to check it out! Will it be better than my favorite Sweet Affair Bakery in Walnut Creek? Time will tell! Your husband’s birthday dinner sounded wonderful, and the coupon book is always a nice idea. Have a great weekend!

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    • Liren

      I haven’t been to the Sweet Affair in WC but I have been to the one in Danville. Great place! But do try SusieCakes. You will not be disappointed. It really is phenomenal and worth the drive!

      Reply
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