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We Did It!

November 8, 2009

We did it! We made it throught the Ironman!  I don’t know how those athletes do it – swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and then run a marathon, 26.2 miles!  We set up a Run station, passing out Gatorade, water, chicken broth, cola, ice and energy boosts which included bananas, oranges, cookies, pretzels, goo and power bars from 10am until midnight, and I am so stiff and sore today – you would have thought that I ran the marathon! Our M*A*S*H theme was fabulous! Everyone was dressed as characters from the TV show that ran for 10 years here in the US: an Army medical unit stationed near the front lines during the Korean War. We had doctors, nurses, military personel and the walking wounded!

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The M*A*S*H theme song played all day and the Jeep authenticated the whole scene!

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But we couldn’t have done it without our Boy Scouts!  They did a fabulous job – what troopers!

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This Is Wrong!

November 4, 2009

“This is wrong!”  That’s what my husband says. The boys and I are rolling on the floor laughing! Here’s how it begins:         

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  And this is how it ends        

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I know Halloween is over, and it’s not yet April Fool’s Day, but i couldn’t resist! i know our Boy Scout troop will get a kick out of this tonight! And I can just feel a scrapbook page happening!  Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • 1 (12 ounce) package tootsie rolls

Directions

  1. Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package directions (any size pan).
  2. Prepare pudding according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble.
  3. Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.
  4. When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won’t need all of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy.
  5. Line kitty litter box with the kitty litter liner. Put cake mixture into box.
  6. Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until softened. Shape the ends so that they are no longer blunt, and curve the tootsie rolls slightly. Bury tootsie rolls randomly in the cake and sprinkle with half of the remaining cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small amount of the green colored cookie crumbs lightly over the top.
  7. Heat 3 or 4 of the tootsie rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle lightly with some of the green cookie crumbs. Heat the remaining tootsie rolls until pliable and shape as before. Spread all but one randomly over top of cake mixture. Sprinkle with any remaining cookie crumbs. Hang the remaining tootsie roll over side of litter box and sprinkle with a few green cookie crumbs. Serve with the pooper scooper for a gross Halloween dessert.

And here’s another snack tray my son made to go with it – YUUUKKK!

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Mini marshmallows, lollypop sticks and peanut butter

Kitty Litter Cake was a hit!

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Life Scout!

October 28, 2009

IMG_0683 Last night my oldest son received his Life Scout award. We’re very proud of him,  considering that he joined scouts when he was 15 ( a little older than most) with no enthusiasm, to say the least.  He has come a long way!

                 Right Now:

  • You are a Life Scout
  • You are 17
  • You attend college
  • You enjoy playing Halo
  • You aspire to become a psycologist
  • You have a good job
  • You’re recuperating from surgery
  • You play both the piano and the guitar  
  • You’re tender and sweet and thoughtful but you put on a tough guy facade
  • We are extremely proud of you!
  • You are loved more than you will ever know
  •                    Life Scout