Friday, January 18, 2013

January Fly on the Wall

Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 14 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what goes on in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.


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When you’re done, click on the links below for a peek into some other homes:
 
Baking In A Tornado
Insomniac's Dream
Menopausal Mother
Sanity Waiting to Happen
My Brain on Kids
Stacy Sews and Schools
Just a Little Nutty
IBD, Daddy and me!
The Rowdy Baker
The Sadder But Wiser Girl  
WhenCrazyMeetsExhaustion
The Momisodes
SpecialEd/ArmyWife
DeBie Hive
  
 We always try to have family meals. When the kids were babies and went to bed early, I’d get them up and dressed in the morning for a family breakfast,. Once we were all able to eat at the same time in the evening, we switched to family dinners like most people do. I’m here to tell you that family dinner isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Both boys didn’t like dinners in general and mine specifically.
Fast forward to the teen years. Phew, now we can all sit like adults and have a pleasant dinner, right? Not so much. For one thing, the boys have been consistent in their criticism of my dinner choices and of my cooking and now of me in general. In order to have a conflict free dinner, I started reading the paper and watching the news for funny stories to use as neutral (non-Mom-critical) topics for dinner conversations. If anyone wants to try this, local news is best for absurd stories.
 
 
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So here’s what dinner sounds like at my house:
*Flasher rings doorbells. Watch out, they’ve found their way out of the parks. Great, if your baby is sick, Doctors no longer make house call. But the Wee Willy Wonkers do. The flasher, last name of Snotty (what chance did this guy have, really?) was ultimately caught by a bartender (be sure to tip your bartenders, folks). Police are not releasing the offender’s picture. Probably cause they don’t have one above the waist. You can’t make this stuff up.


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*Kids found $20 on the street and turned it in to the police. This is supposed to be a sweet story about children learning honesty but really, are you kidding me? I understand turning in someone’s found personal property, but who’s going to end up with that $20 bill? It probably cost those kids’ parents more than $20 in gas to drive to the police station to turn it in. If my kids were to find $20 on the street, I’d tell them to keep it. Well, most of it. 60%/40%, and I’m the adult.


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*A man is suing his county, village, fire department, and many elected officials for negligence after he was hurt in a pre-planned controlled burn ignited in a field. He says authorities failed to spot him lying in a nearby field when they started the fire on a “dangerously windy day”. I know it’s not funny that he was hurt, but by the time we stopped laughing at this particular genius, dinner was over.





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*If you want your skin to look younger, there’s a new thing called slap therapy. You voluntarily go in and sit there as your therapist slaps you in the face over and over again. AND you get to pay $1000.00 for the privilege. I want to know how you get a job as a Slap Therapist, and if you get to go out and pick your own clients. I’d even go door to door. Cause there are a few women I can think of . . .

 


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 *The annual Frozen Turkey Bowling Event is on! For a $5 donation you can roll a turkey for a single frame at each of 7 participating bars. I have so many questions: Was someone drunk when they thought this up? Do you bring your own turkey? Do you have to pick that thing up and walk with it from bar to bar? If you’re bowling in a bar not a bowling alley, what are you aiming for, customers on stools?
 


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*A Sound-Off section of the newspaper allows people to write in about things that bother them. One woman wrote in complaining that adjusters to her bra straps are in the back. She went on to explain that she can’t reach them while the bra is on and it’s hard to adjust correctly when the bra is off. Silly me, wasting my time worrying about health, war, the economy . . .

 
So I’m sure I’ve pretty much talked everyone in the planet out of ever coming to my house for dinner.  Your loss, we're having Chinese food and I made Crab Pockets as an appetizer.  Everyone here loves Crab Pockets.
 


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Crab Pockets
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Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
18 wonton wrappers
5 ounces canned white crabmeat
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 stick butter, melted
water
Opt: Sweet and Sour Sauce for serving  

  
Directions:
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Mash together the cream cheese and mayonnaise until well mixed.
*Mix in the crabmeat, then the green onions.
*Put a little bit of water into a bowl.

*Brush a cookie sheet with some of the melted butter. 
*Lay out half of the wontons (keep the rest covered so they don't dry out).
*Put a spoonful of the crab mixture into the center of each wonton.
*Dip your finger into the water and wet all the edges around the entire square of the wonton, this will help them to stick shut. 
*Fold the wonton like a triangle and pinch both open sides so that they stay shut and all of the filling is sealed inside. 
*Lay the wontons onto the prepared cookie sheet. They should not be touching each other. 
*Prepare the rest of the wontons the same way.
*Brush the tops of the wontons with the rest of the melted butter.
*Bake for approx. 7 minutes, turn and bake approx. another 7 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.
* Opt: serve with Sweet and Sour Sauce.

35 comments:

  1. Dinner can be an event in my house too....I have a picky eater and a human vacuum. It's a little insane if you ask me.
    Can I have some of that food, btw? I promise to not criticize your cooking....EVER!

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    1. Someone who won't criticize? Oh yes, come on over!

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  2. ROFLOL!!!! Hilarious!!
    I would LOVE to have dinner at your house! At mine the topic ALWAYS ends up around the word poop.... Seriously, it's ridiculous.

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    1. We have our share of conversations that don't belong at the dinner table here too, believe me!

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  3. Oh my! I hadn't heard about the door to door flasher!

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    1. Sometimes I read the paper and watch the news and end up with my mouth hanging open in shock. That was one of them!

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  4. My kids have been super critical of dinner too! Is it in the water? I can't win with them but I'm doing a bit better than the man who roasts in field.
    It's become clear that I will have to change tracks and follow my new passion. I wonder how much a Slap Therapy Turkey Bowler could make in a day? :)

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    1. Slap Therapy AND Turkey Bowling, now that's an idea!

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  5. Excellent!! Thanks again for having me. So glad I was able to "post up" with you lovely ladies!

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    1. So glad you were able to join in. Loved the look in your house too.

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  6. Dinner conversations only get more interesting the older they get. I'll never forget the time we debated whether chickens have nipples. Yes, that really happened. LOL

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    1. We haven't gotten to the chicken nipples conversation yet. They're probably saving that one for when we have company!

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  7. So very funny!!! Love the local news vignettes!

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    1. How's that for a place to scare up some inspiration?

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  8. When I was growing up, we not only had to all sit at the table - we had to remain for a half hour afterwards for "conversation." Most of the time we enjoyed it. When my kids were growing up, dinner was usually wherever they ate. It just wasn't worth the angst...someone always went to their room crying, and it wasn't always the kids!
    I want to be a slap therapist. I'd be a GREAT slap therapist. Why didn't they test us for that on our college aptitude tests? Sheesh.

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    1. I'm with you, we should open our own Slap Therapy shop. How fun would that be?

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  9. Those crab pockets look awesome and easy to make. Yay me! The local news is always hilarious. It really paints a picture of the people we call neighbor or brother or sister - and and and...
    Jae Mac, I'm Just Sayin'...(Damn!)

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    1. I hope you try the Crab Pockets, they really are good!

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  10. I want to be a Slap Therapist!! I might get put in jail on several occasions but it would be SO worth it!!
    And yumminess oozing crab ... yes, please!

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Oh, I think we'd all end up in jail, but we'd be in good company!

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  11. Awesome idea... pretty funny. Take care, Slu

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  12. I wouldn't just love to have dinner at your house, I WANT to have dinner at your house. Sounds like so much fun, ha ha ha. Get the kids to do the dinner in future, that should stop them complaining (or maybe not).

    Wouldn't I love to start up the slapping therapy? What a business venture that would be. I'd be invited on the TV News to explain and I'd have no problems slapping some of those news reporters live on TV. Then I'd be invited to the radio stations, and I'd have to slap harder so the viewers can hear what's going on, ha ha ha. Then my clients, oh yes, the clients. I'd be honored to give a few freebies too, ha haha.

    Loved the post, and let me know when I can come round for dinner and a laugh :)

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    1. Stop by any time. Bring your ear plugs and a helmet.

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  13. I like your sense of humor! I love reading the "strange news" section of our local news's website, it beats reading about all the violence anyday. And those Crab Pockets look SO good!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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    1. Sometimes I think that fact is stranger than fiction.

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  14. Thanks for bringing these over to our Super Bowl Party. They look really good.

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    1. Thanks for inviting me, happy to join in.

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  15. These sound really good! Think I'll bring them along to a Super Bowl party I'll be attending!

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  16. First of all, I can't believe you'd find fault with my bra adjustment complaint. I mean, if not a newspaper, whom am I to talk to about such a thing? Forget the rise/fall of unemployment, I've got girls to hold up!
    The crab pockets look like a plan, but where are those CRAP pockets I keep hearing about.
    Man, I've missed you!

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    1. Those Crap Pockets will show up again, guaranteed! So glad you're back. Really missed you!

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  17. The crab pockets look delicious! I'll have to give them a try- pinning
    And you're so right- small town newspapers can really bring a chuckle. :)
    Thanks for linking up at Saturday Dishes!

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    1. Thanks, Jamie. If you try them you're welcome to take a pic and post to my FB page.

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