Two great fathers

This Sunday was Father’s day and hubby and I made dinner for our fathers.

My father loves ribs so it was an easy pick as far as deciding what to make for dinner. I wanted to do something special with my cupcakes and decided on a version of apple pie and vanilla sauce. Unfortunately these were not my best ones. The vanilla sauce topping was so thick and jelly that it was basically impossible to stick decorations on top. The sugar paste flowers I made was impossible to use so instead I used chocolate hearts only. They tasted alright but I know I can make much better cupcakes than this but at least they looked good! 😉

My father-in-law (on the left) and my father
My father-in-law (on the left) and my father
Ribs with chips and veggies
Ribs with chips and veggies

My "apple pie and vanilla sauce" cupcakes
My “apple pie and vanilla sauce” cupcakes

 

Weekend of “C’s”

The Invisible Illness Awareness week is now over. I’ve found several new blogs during the past week which is great. I’ve also gotten a few new readers. Thank you for liking and following my blog! 🙂

Two fun things happened this past weekend!

Saturday I bought a new Computer! I’m finally the proud owner of a MacBook Air–I’ve had a MacBook Pro the past years. My new computer is light and easy to carry. Not to mention how light it feels when I have it in my lap. Now I can do my blogging from my chair in the living room instead of sitting in the home office. 🙂

My new MacBook Air
My new MacBook Air

There is always something special with unpacking a new computer. Kinda similar to writing in a new calendar the first day of a new year I guess. A new computer… clean from all possible junk and I can start fresh. Well, I have a bunch of pictures and other files that needs to be transferred still but I’ll get to do all that eventually. I have told myself to get this computer better organized as far as my photos and documents go. :/ Let’s see how that works…

I’m considering buying a “one to one” year membership. You can purchase a full year membership when you buy a new computer for 900 SEK ($99). I’ve had different types of Mac’s for the past 8 years or so and I’ve learned a lot on my own but I’m thinking a little expertise help is always good. In particular when it comes to photo handling. I need something better than just saving my files in a regular folders. It’s tedious to go through when I’m looking for something… I want to use iPhoto or Aperture but haven’t really figured out which one yet.

Sunday it was time for a new Cupcake class. This was my second class and the theme was love. One thing we learned was to make a rose from sugar paste. That was tricky! We made a huge rose and I’m planning to practice in order to be able to make smaller versions which won’t look too big on a cupcake. 🙂 Practice makes perfect!

As in my last class we got four cupcakes to decorate. Except the rose we also made hearts and some other flowers as well as two types of “cupcake lids”.

Class ready to start
Class ready to start
Rose making in action
Rose making in action
The rest of my sugar paste creations
The rest of my sugar paste creations
My cupcakes and rose
My cupcakes and rose

Nerd grill

For two years our old Apple Mac Pro has been standing unused in our home office. Or maybe not totally unused… before we bought our nice chairs I actually used it as a chair. Yes you read it right, a chair! 🙂

As we couldn’t get it up and working we figured a special retirement of the once so useful and powerful computer was in order. Hubby had read online about people transforming their old Mac Pros to grills so he wanted to try to do the same.

First thing he had to do was to remove all the content so only the aluminum cover was left. Turned out to be quite a tedious job as it was put together very cleverly. Hidden screws and other things had my hubby and father working for almost 3 hours  (minus a little break for coffee and cake) disassembling the computer.

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Eventually everything inside the computer was laying on the floor. It’s quite amazing to think that someone made all this different parts fit together so perfectly inside a “small” box.

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We didn’t have any charcoal nor a suitable cooking grid that day but two days later it was finally time to try out our new nerd grill as we’ve nicknamed the newest member of our BBQ family.

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The grill worked out great! Now we only need to find a better stand for it and we’ll be rocking our Apple Mac Pro BBQ for a long time!