Friday, June 23, 2017

Oven S'mores and FOTW

One night after work I popped into the grocery to pick up a few things. I saw these BIG OL' marshmallows that said "S'more" on them. I thought oh man, s'mores those would be good. So I went over to the cookie aisle to grab some grahams and thought, why not use a cookie cookie and not a graham. SO I found the Deluxe Grahams. Oh yeah babe! Now we're cooking with gas!
The marshmallows were so big I had to lay down two cookies, top it with a mallow and then two cookies on top. I placed the cookie sheet in the oven, 350 degrees for just a couple of minutes.
Big, gooey, hot, delicious s'mores and no the cookie did not melt or get yucky. They were perfect. Actually maybe too sweet. GASP yes "I" said too sweet. I ate one, my son at two. I put the rest in a air tight container and we enjoyed them for a few days.
Super easy and delicious. You could use any cookie and regular marshmallows if you wanted. The possibilities are only as few as your mind allows.
Mother's Day and we are sitting at my mom's table. My daughter-in-law is picking on my granddaughter about her boyfriend. LMSP says "what is wrong with you girl?! I DON'T have no boyfriend!" I was cracking up. I told her, I said boys have cooties and you're not allowed to have a boyfriend until you're 35 anyway. She looks at me and says, "that's okay I don't want one". Good
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My youngest son was visiting from Texas! First time in 3 years. We are at my aunt's house visiting and a movie comes on, we are not really paying attention until...on the screen of her 72 inch TV a naked woman pops up. We all go, at the same time "OH!" I said "Aunt W what channel is this??" She is frantically trying to change the channel but you know the stupid remote was hiding. LOL
Then my daughter-in-law sitting beside me says "oh wow, that was something I never thought I'd do, watch a movie with a naked woman with my mother-in-law" We all fall out laughing.
I guess you had to be there...
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My youngest son is into "dad jokes" now. Corny, not funny, silly jokes that are appropriate for kids. So he says, "I'm perfecting my dad jokes and I'm getting quiet good at them...So a burger walks into a bar and orders a drink. Bartender says, sorry we don't serve food here." bah bah bum
What has 6 eyes, 4 noses, 2 mouths and is hairy all over? Ugly
What fish is best served with peanut butter? Jelly fish
What do you call two spiders that just got married? Honey webbers
Then after they left I found this one and sent it to him in a text: How do you organize a space party?
You planet!
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34 year old guy I took to Havelock...offers, well. I'm driving down the road and he says:
Do you get hit on much? I bet you do.
My reply was yes but I ignore it.
Conversation continues and he makes a comment about us pulling over and "parking"
I said, you need to behave or I may be forced to knock you in the head and I laughed thinking he'd cool it.
Nope, he replies " we can pull over, and you can knock me in the head as long as you do me"
I said "DO YOU?" WTH man are you crazy! One you are the age of my kids, two I don't "do" anyone, three you could be some psycho no way I'd pull over, four if you make one more comment you are walking home"
He laughed
When I arrived at his home, he says "well looks like no one is home, wanna come in?"
I dropped his bags in his driveway, said bye and drove off.
The nerve of some people! Sheez
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Watching TV and I hear this MAD woman says "I'd like to dip his ass in honey and set him on a fire ant mound". WOO GURL she mad!!
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Snapperz we have the best pot in town. 
A t-shirt. Advertising a seafood restaurant near by. They sell crab boil pots. 
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Guy gets out of the car and hesitated. He says " on the down low, you know where I can score some pot?"
Um...no. 
"Oh okay" and he gets out. 
What?!
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The  first flight of the day was delayed 2 1/2 hours. Reason being a passenger jumped off the plane! Yes the plane was taxiing down the runway and A gentleman jumped out of his seat snatched opened the emergency door and jumped out. Due to concern over a bomb or weapons on the plane it was turned around. The plane was searched along with everyone and  The luggage. Once it was cleared they took off again. Only 10 minutes into the flight to have mechanical problems. I turn the plane around and went back to the airport. Where everyone was taken off of the plane and the luggage and put onto a new plane to leave again. Honestly just cannot make this stuff up. Surprisingly I did not make national news. It didn't even make local news. But it happened. If you only knew  The things that I see in here in a days time. Working in an airport is very entertaining and enlightening. It really makes one not want to fly at all! 
It took a few days, but it made the news!
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Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 7 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado                  http://www.BakingInATornado.com
Menopausal Mother                     http://www.menopausalmom.com/
Searching for Sanity                    http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com
A Little Piece of Peace                    http://little-piece-of-peace.blogspot.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope               http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Bookworm in the Kitchen                http://www.bookwormkitchen.com/           

Friday, June 16, 2017

Chocolate Flourless Gluten Free Mug Cake AND #UYW

Several years ago my ex and I planted a garden, well actually we planted one every year for four years. Due to his background in construction he spent hours building pens or raised beds for our plants, flowers, hybrid pepper plants and bushes. It was not cheap but saved a ton of time and effort where weeding was concerned.
I really miss my garden and fresh veggies. Currently I do not even have access to a farmers market so I'm stuck getting veggies at the grocery store. Thankfully our local Piggly Wiggly does carry some local produce. There are several nurserys that have flowers, hybrid plants, cheap or fairly inexpensive construction material for beds, pens, fences and other outdoor needs.
Okay, that's all I could come up with for these words, sorry Minnette! Now be sure to check out the other links. I'm sure these ladies did a bang up job!

Your words are: Construction ~ cheap ~ pens ~ hybrid ~ flowers
They were submitted by: http://www.southernbellecharm.com      
Chocolate Flourless Gluten Free Mug Cake
1-2 oz of dark chocolate (I used 3 mini special dark chocolate Hershey bars)
1 TBSP milk
2 tsp cocoa powder
1 egg yoke
1-2 tsp powdered sugar, optional
I used my Pampered Chef ceramic egg cooker , it took a total of 1 minute and 15 seconds to make this decadent moist fudgy little cake.
Place the milk and chocolate in a cup/cooker for 30 seconds uncovered
stir well
Add the cocoa powder and egg yoke. stir well again.
Microwave for 30 seconds, if wet in the center cook again for 5 seconds, check and do this until set. Invert on a plate and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
ENJOY!
   
Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.

At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them. 
Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:

Baking In A Tornado                        http://www.bakinginatornado.com
The Blogging 911                   http://theblogging911.com
On the Border                           http://dlt-lifeontheranch.blogspot.com/
The Bergham Chronicles                  http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com    
Simply Shannon                           http://shannonbutler.org  
Southern Belle Charm                    http://www.southernbellecharm.com  
Part-time Working Hockey Mom       http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch  
The Global Dig                                  http://theglobaldig.blogspot.com   
Climaxed                                          http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com    

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Swiss Chocolate Cake with Coffee Vanilla Almond Frosting AND June Poetry - Fatherhood

Hey y'all, how's it going? June is flying by at record speed. Our busy season at work has hit and I work so many hours I'm meeting myself coming and going! Does that ever happen to you?
When I'm stressed, worried or exhausted for some reason, I want cake. I guess it is comfort food and in my mind it makes me feel better. This one did!
It is a no brainer really. I just added a few ingredients to some store bought items and BAM! Cake 😍
I decided to share this one today because of our poetry theme...Fatherhood. As some of you know my Daddy passed away 4 years ago on the 2nd of this month. Father's Day is coming up and of course my mind goes to him, as it does most days to be honest. Yes, I was, am and always be a Daddy's girl.
One of his favorite things was ... chocolate! He loved chocolate in any form he could get it. Now he wasn't a fan of coffee until his later years but he loved cake and I'm pretty sure he would have liked this one. Even if he didn't he would have eaten it and told me it was wonderful. Why? Because my Daddy loved me, no doubt in my mind and he would have eaten mud if I offered it.


So in honor of Fatherhood, we have a group of bloggers offering up poetry, check out the links at the end of the post and I have this cake. The poem might not be the best, but hey, I never claimed to the be next poet laureate. 

Duncan Hines Swiss chocolate cake mix
prepare according to package, mine is made in a 13 x 9
Allow to cool.
1 can of store brand creamy white frosting
2 TBSP powder fine coffee, your choice of brand
Mix the coffee in the frosting. Cover the cake and top with sliced almonds.
whipped topping, optional
chocolate syrup, optional
See, super simple! But man was it good!!

My Boys Are Dads
My boys are Dads
How did this happen?
Just yesterday they were little boys
running around playing games
throwing mud and skipping stones.
Today they are grown
with families of their own.
Somehow my boys became Dads.
They went from legos and Zelda
to dates and cars.
From paint ball fights
to late college nights
to working two jobs.
Finding a girl
to making her his wife.
Getting married
moving away
having babies
and making mom sad.
We all grow up
we all move away
we all grow old
we all can't stay.
I'm not sure how it happened
BUT
My Boys Became Dads!
They are mature men
with wives and responsibilities.
Little ones who look to them for guidance.
Reading bedtime stories
instead of being read to.
Tying shoes and wiping noses
instead of having skinned up knees themselves.
Making a budget and paying bills
instead of asking for allowance.
Somehow when I wasn't looking,
My Boys Became Dads.
So if your kids are small
hold them now
before they are too tall.
They will look down on you and smile
and say
look mom...
now I"m a Dad.