Lexington just got way cooler.
The city opened an outdoor ice rink last weekend in Triangle Park. Of course, it was 65 degrees on Saturday, but that didn’t keep us from testing out the rink with our pals, Sarah and Carlo! I think I was just so excited about the skating rink that I wasn’t going to let a lack of cold weather stop me. Plus, we figured that it would be best to go early in the season so that fewer feet would have been in the ice skates.
The rink is kind of small, but for $10, you can skate around for 90 minutes (skate rental is free). It was surprisingly not very crowded, but the folks who were there were quite entertaining to watch. One woman skated around with her arms out to the side, almost as a combination of trying to keep her balance, and shock that she was actually skating. Of course, there were kids there who were trying to get attention by falling down (and knocking other people down at the same time), but mostly everyone was there to have a fun evening.
I’m really excited about how much fun the ice rink will be once they light the Christmas tree in the park and there is snow on the ground. Oh, it’s going to be so cute! And I’ve read that there will be a hot chocolate stand. I guess they didn’t feel it was necessary to serve hot chocolate on a 60-degree evening.
We skated around until our legs got tired and then headed back to our apartment, where we watched every episode of New Girl. If you are not watching this show, you are seriously missing out. It is, by far, the funniest show currently on television. Go get yourself a free week-long trial of Hulu Plus and watch all 6 episodes. Zooey Deschanel thanks you.
I apologize that this post is so random, but I’ll also throw in a recipe. I baked some exciting cupcakes over the weekend, which I’m proud to say were super simple and delicious. Not bad for a recipe I made up on the fly!
1 box white cake mix
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together all of your ingredients.
Spoon into muffin cups and bake for 18 minutes.
See? Super simple.
And, of course, I had to frost them with my favorite cinnamon brown sugar buttercream! This is Fall in cupcake form, folks. And it couldn’t be any easier!
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!