Monday, March 23, 2009

...Are you gonna eat that?

The Top Ten Weirdest Recipes I Found With StumbleUpon:

10. Rice Krispie Sushi - Although the name made me do a double-take, I actually thought these were really cute and clever. And think of all the possibilities! There are countless combinations of candies that could be used to make these adorable little snacks.

9. Fluffernutter Sandwhich - Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff together on some soft white bread. It sounds distinctly and definitively bad for you, but I could easily be persuaded to give it a try. After all, I have been known to slather peanut butter on everything from apples to potato chips. ...Don't judge me.

8. Pepsi-Cola Cake with Broiled Peanut Butter Frosting - The kind of recipe that makes you go 'WTH? Who invented this?' But once again: Peanut butter is good, Pepsi is good, Cake is good... Yeah, I might try a slice of this if someone offered it to me. But I'm not ready to make a mess in my tiny little kitchen in order to try something this iffy. So...

7. Mashed Potato and Bacon Pizza - Definitely not your average pizza. But I'm guessing that I might be making this as soon as Adam hears about it. That man will eat anything that is made out of potatoes.

6. Deep Fried Oreos - Do these people have no shame? Will those Junk Food Junkies honestly deep fry ANYTHING? ... Well, after reading this, I would hazard that the answer to that question is a resounding 'yes'.

5. Tomato Soup Cake - Tomato. Soup. Cake. I'm not even sure what to say about this.

4. French Fry Coated Hot Dog on a Stick- Okay, so maybe it's not that weird when you really think about it. I mean, I can see how people would eat french fries and hot dogs together. I mean, I wouldn't because I don't eat hot dogs, but that's beside the point. I guess it's just the fact that once again someone has taken something that is pretty normal and turned it into a freakish deep-fried meal-on-a-stick that makes it seem so wrong.

3. Kool-Aid Dills - Another WTH moment here. Dill pickles, flavored with Kool-Aid. Seriously, WHO thinks up these things? I'm not sure I could ever bring myself to try this. That bright red pickle looks very, very wrong in a 'may cause cancer or make you glow in the dark' kind of way.

2. Hot Peanut Butter and Tomato Sandwich - Despite my penchant for peanut butter, I'm not going to be sampling this recipe any time soon. Or... ever. Maybe it's just the fact that I can't stand tomatoes, but the thought of this sandwich nauseates me. *shudder*

1. Popcorn Salad - Read the ingredients! Really, read them! Okay, okay, I'll just go ahead and list them here for your convenience:
-Popcorn (what, you already guessed that one? Okay, moving on:)
-Cheddar Cheese
-Water Chesnuts
-Shredded Carrots
I mean, Seriously, people. I am speechless.

So. Do you have any weird recipes to share? Any family favorites that might make someone else's stomach turn? I totally want to hear about them.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Let me explain...

No, there is too much. let me sum up:

(Kudos and e-cookies to anyone who gets the reference)

We have done so many things in the past month that I have wanted to blog about, but who has the time? Not me, that's for sure. So here they all are crammed into one hellishly long post.

First off: Balentimes Day. We had a wonderful one. Anicka had a blast helping me decorate

and make cookies. We also made a zillion cards and a fun (and messy) craft that I forgot to take pictures of, because I'm a horrible blogger. It involved grating up a bunch of crayons and then ironing them between sheets of wax paper. I found the idea for the project over at The Artful Parent. Here are pictures and instructions if you're interested.
The best part of the day? Adam gave me the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, that two-disc, five-hour-long Darcyfest that I have been coveting for years. And then he watched it with me. And he didn't even roll his eyes. Now that is devotion.

Also in February:
-I made a bunch of crafty things and did a little drawing/painting. Those things will have their
own post later in the week, because this is getting too long.

-Ryker decided that he wants to crawl. He hasn't got it figured out quite yet, but he gets up on his hands and knees and rocks back and forth.

I am never going to be able to keep up with him once he gets this crawling thing down. He already scoots fast enough. ( I am desperately trying to get some video of him doing his little army crawl. He makes this adorable motorboat sound as he scoots around the room. But as soon as the camera comes out he stops. Typical, right?)

-Anicka was on a blanket fort kick. I think she made a fort pretty much every day last month. It was pretty cute seeing her and Ryker play together under there.

Moving on to March:

-Last weekend we went up to Fillmore to see my niece Sami get baptized. It was a fun weekend, but we forgot to take our camera, so I have no pictures to prove it.

- Also last weekend we went Geocaching with my folks. One day a couple of months ago we went out shooting and discovered a trail that none of us knew existed. Upon further exploration my dad decided that it would be a great cache site. So... we put a cache there. We also found an owl

and had fun climbing things

and taking (blurry?) pictures.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Book Club

Just in case there is anyone out there who hasn't heard me mention it yet, Ashlie and I started a book club a few months ago. We are in dire need of members, so let me know if you are interested in joining. And please mention our book club to any of your friends who might be interested in joining a book club.

...Book club!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Disclaimer: I just know I'm going to make somebody mad by posting this, so just remember: I have the right to my opinion.

So, I've been really bad at blogging lately, and I promise I will have a real post up sometime this week. This is just a quickie to share something that I found disturbing. I guess this has been floating around for a while now, but I just encountered it today. Would you like to see a bunch of Obamatrons read cue cards and spout meaningless tripe? Okay, here you go:

My reaction: Okay, yes, it would be nice to end world hunger and use less energy and 'smile more' and all of that. I'm all for improving the world around me. It does make me slightly sick to hear these hypocritical celebrities tell me to 'do my part', but that's not what really bugs me about this video. The scary part is at the end. It's the monotone Automaton voices intoning "I pledge to be a servant to Barack Obama. I pledge to SERVE our president" that really freaks me out.
A servant? To OBAMA? Wait. Wait wait wait. If anything, isn't the president supposed to be a servant to his country? Poor lonely Obama. He needs us to just blindly do whatever he says so that we can make his job easier. Ugh.