Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mice and More Mice



The very first guest post is a milestone for a blog.  A guest post written by two guests is something I don’t think I’ve ever seen (well, in the 4 short months I’ve been blogging).

 I asked my kids to write a post, I figured if I ever had a chance of them writing something for me Halloween would be the time.  But then I should have known that I didn’t have a snowball’s chance in h*ll (heck).  After begging, pleading, discussing, negotiating (you can each write a small piece and I’ll post them together) and manipulating, I can usually get Justin on board.  Always have to keep going all the way to bribing to get Jason to agree to anything I want him to do.  So here it is, a (very) few words.  See if you can guess who wrote what:


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Orange Eyed Mice


# 1 - My Mom is mean.  I go to school every day, I do my homework, I study and get good grades.  I go to the gym and I belong to a club and I have a job.  Now just because she likes to blog, I have to write something for her.  Something.  There, I wrote something because I really have nothing to say about Halloween or mice. The End.

# 2 - I made a deal for seventy five words for my Mother’s blog.  I didn’t want to write anything for her and she just would not take “no” for an answer. Usually I just say “OK” to get her to leave me alone but this time “OK” meant I was going to have to give her seventy five words about Halloween or mice.  I did finally decide to do it when she agreed to give me


Yellow Eyed Mice | www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe

Yellow Eyed Mice



So there we go, hardly worth all the effort if I do say so myself.  Can you guess who wrote what? Was the first one written by the interesting, impossible older son who is my biggest critic?  Was it written by my introspective son who is almost as stubborn as he is smart?  I bet you guessed wrong.  Unless you’re new to Baking In A Tornado, you know that my boys don’t even read this blog.  No way, no matter what I put on the table, would they write for it.  They’d just scurry away and hide in a little hole in the wall.  Anyone know where I can get a cat?


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P.S. In defense of my reputation for honesty, if you re-read this from the top, I never actually said that the boys wrote anything, I just sort of implied it. I always say: “conclude at your own risk”. Well, I never say that but I will now.






Orange-Eyed Mice
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Ingredients:
Maraschino cherries (24)
Chocolate bark (6 ounces)
Chocolate kiss candies (24)
Slivered Almonds (48) 
Orange mini M&Ms (48) 

Directions:
*Take 24 cherries out of the bottle and drain them on paper towels, dry them as well as you can so the chocolate will adhere. 
*Unwrap the chocolate kisses
*Melt the chocolate bark according to the directions on the package.
*Holding each cherry by the stem, dip in the chocolate until the whole cherry but no the stem is covered.  Place onto a piece of parchment paper or wax paper.
*Quickly, while the chocolate is still wet, push the flat end of the kiss candy up against the chocolate covered cherry. Stick 2 slivered almonds between the candy and the cherry on each to form ears.
*Dip each mini M&M into the melted chocolate and stick onto the candy kiss to form eyes. *Allow to set.


Yellow-Eyed Mice
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Ingredients:
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 pkg dark chocolate fudge stripe cookies cookies (can use oreos)
Baking Cocoa
Mini M&Ms (can use Red Hots) 
Sliced almonds
Chocolate jimmies (sprinkles)
Twizzlers – peel and eat, peeled (but not eaten)

Directions:
*Place cookies in food processor and process until the consistency of graham cracker crumbs.   
*Mix cookie crumbs with melted chocolate and cream cheese until it forms a dough ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 – 1 ½ hours.   
*Put the baking cocoa into a bowl. Roll the cookie ovals in the baking cocoa.  The best way is to stick a toothpick in the thicker end and use this to roll the mice.   
*Take the toothpick out and use this hole to stick in a twizzler piece for the tail.   
*Push M&Ms or Red Hots into the cookie in the pointed side to make the eyes.  Stick sliced almonds in for the ears.
*Can sprinkle chocolate jimmies around the mice (gross)!



26 comments:

  1. These are amazing!! Have great weekend.

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    1. Candy, cherries, cookies, every child's dream (around here anyway).

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  2. Great post, as always. Spanky!!! I'm sorry, I'm still not getting your posts in my reading list (last one is 'Bah Humbug') Keep posting them on FB!

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    1. Don't know what's wrong with my feed and can't get Blogger to answer me despite four attempts. Thanks for continuing to stop by!

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  3. My bet is #1 was the introspective son, and #2 was your biggest critic son. Am I right or wrong? My kids don't read my posts, either. In fact, out of a family of five siblings and countless cousins and in-laws, the only Mazur who reads my blog is my mother. The mice look so yummy...chocolate, cherries, cream cheese, almonds, and M&Ms...what's not to love?

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    1. Ha ha, no you're wrong. They wouldn't write for my blog even if (especially now that they have jobs) I paid them! All written by me, as usual!

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  4. Glad you let me know about your Blogger issue - what a pain for you. I will put you onto my Google Reader so I don't miss anything! Cheers

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    1. Google reader isn't updating when I post so I hope you'll stop by every now and then until it gets fixed (if ever)!

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    2. Just found that out! I suggest you put up a follow by email option.Its no 4 on the list of basic Blogger gadgets you can add.

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    3. I may have to do that. I don't know how many would sign up though, most people figure following my on GFC, FB and twitter is enough. In most cases it would be...

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  5. That was a really cute post! When I read the title, I thought you were going to say something about a mouse in your house. I am so glad that I was wrong. I started following you from the TGIF Blog Hop.
    Hopefully you can stop by and visit my blog as well. I recently posted some different things that I made at home.

    Talk to you soon!
    Jessica
    http://www.thegetfitmom.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I'll visit you back.

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  6. I must admit, I had to go back to the top and re-read what you said about the boys, ha ha ha, nice. Those mice look really cute and tasty, real fun for the kids to make too. You now need to make a large cat, ha ha.

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    1. So glad you got the joke! I don't know about making a big cat, but it sure would make a cute picture with it standing over the mice.

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  7. It never occurred to me to ask any of my kids to write a post. From your kids reactions it doesn't look like it would be easy to make happen!

    And those mice are COOL!!

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Although it occurred to me, it certainly didn't do me any good, LOL!

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  8. Your post is hilarious! I'm sure my kids would react the same way. Mice look adorable!

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    1. Thanks. I thought one of them might just be convinced to do a little something,but no such luck!

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  9. How creepily cool. Happy rest of the weekend. :)

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  10. Haha love the title and the mice. haha

    x,
    Becca

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  11. Loved the "guest blogger scenarios". Love the recipes. What I love most, was that you showed up on my blog! Yay you and whomever helped you get up-to-date. I hope that never happens again. I doled out 3,000 awards today. Yes, a blog post...and I almost gave you a "sweet award" because you SOOO deserve it, but Halloween is coming, which means sugar and chocolate are coming....I will have to catch you when you're not overloaded with the world. Now, I have a post to write for Friday....

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    1. So glad you got the joke about the boys. Yes, Bonnie and I finally got the read working Saturday night, can't tell you how happy I was. I saw that you did an awards post but I can't get into it, left you a private message on FB about it. I'll go try again. Can't wait to read your post on Friday!

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  12. These are super cool! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

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