Last weekend we had a family potluck dinner for my Mom's birthday, plus my brother's girlfriend's birthday, AND her son's birthday!! Birthday mania! ... I had just finished leading a yoga retreat, so I knew I wanted something quick and easy. Pesto to the rescue! Luckily I have a metric ton of fresh-frozen pesto in my freezer, so this was a quick meal to bust out.
Salad and veggies and delicious bread provided by various awesome family members. Potlucks are the best. You can also see our overflow fruit area.... the Vegan Eats & Treats household is serious about fruit consumption!
Well, no party's a party without cupcakes. And, we all know cuppers don't really take that long either. I whipped together a quick batch of the *amazing* Coconut Cupcakes with Coffee Buttercream Frosting from "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World." My brother's ladyfriend is a big fan of coconut, so that was the obvious place to start. Don't they look beautiful, even bare out of the oven!?
Then I got the criminally delicious coffee frosting on there, and dipped them in toasted coconut. I think these might be my new favorite cupcake. It was getting a little dark, so I went out in the backyard for better photo lighting. Well, look who followed me! Apparently little Stevie Wonder also loves coconut cupcakes. Or, at least, she suspects she would love them, and would like very much to do some empirical testing to prove her hypothesis. She kept smacking her lips in the cutest way, and I kept missing her bright pink tongue with my slow camera skills.... so I made a movie!
Here she is in all her cutie pie glory.