Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday ~ Mellow Yellow

I'm in a yellow mood this morning. Not usually one of my favorite colors, yet something about the gorgeous morning that made me think of yellow. Hummm, I don't think I have made any yellow aprons. I can already see visions of bumble bees on bright yellow aprons.

This Thankful Thursday I am so thankful for my much needed rest lastnight. My kids are with my mother and then they go off to summer camp. I'm on my own for a few days. Last night I went to bed at 8:30pm. It was raining and the lightning was spectacular. It was the perfect weather to cuddle up in bed for an early night's rest.

For Tablescape Thursday I found bright yellow tableware. I love the yellow set of cups and especially the pitcher. They are from Macy's and will make the the perfect summer treat. It reminds me of the 1970's yellow kitchen ware that was so common. When I was a kid, we used to have a yellow set of containers for sugar, cookies, etc. I wish we could have kept some of them.

Yummy, Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes!

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

1 - 20 ounce can crushed pineapple
2/3 cup of light brown sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1 - Small jar maraschino cherries
1 box of yellow cake mix
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 24 muffin cups. Drain canned pineapple, reserving liquid in a glass measuring cup. Combine butter and brown sugar, then spoon mixture into muffin cups. Place one cherry in the center of each cup. Top with 1 tablespoon pineapple. Make cake mix according to directions, substituting pineapple juice for water. Spoon the cake batter into muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to rest in pan for 2 minutes and then invert onto serving platter.

Have a Fun Bright Day!
Yoli :)


  1. Yellow is a great color for today! Love the pineapple upsidedown cake recipe ... very do-able. I enjoy your blog.

  2. darling plate and such cute little pineapple cakes~

  3. I love a yellow kitchen! I remember years ago in my first place of my own (1973) I had a bright yellow kitchen and loved it.

    I love your tablescape and the cake sounds yummy!

    Blessings and love to you,

  4. Yellow is a great happy color. I hope to incorporate it into my dining room one day when I finnish it. LOL! Having a night to yourself and a good rest is key to having a happy Moma. Bonus: You are so much more happy to see your kids when they get back beacuse you started missing them so much.

    Have a blessed week and thanks for visiting me today too!

  5. That's a great praise... having time to yourself without the kids, and crawling into bed a little early. We all need that!Take care, and I'll see you on Spiritual Sunday- if not before :)

  6. Great recipe and great color! I love yellow, makes my happy! Great post, I'll have to try your recipe soon! Thanks for sharing!


  7. When I saw "Mellow Yellow" I had to pop over, yellow is my favorite color!

    Very pretty dishes and tablescape! Recipe sounds delicious!


  8. Glad you were able to rest. I love the yellow, and the cupcakes look yummy.

  9. I love the yellow it just screams summer is here...come sit a while and cool down. Very pretty and yummy recipe.

  10. Your yellow table is so cheerful! Enjoy your "vacation".

  11. Hello Yoli~ ~ I love yellow too it screams happy and sunshine to me! Enjoy your day my friend.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~