Friday, January 11, 2013

Take 2- January Secret Subject Swap

Welcome to Take 2 of January’s Secret Subject Swap. This week, 13 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.


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Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swaps. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

Baking In A Tornado
Menopausal Mother
Life on the SONny Side
Suburbia Interrupted
Big A and little a
IBD, Daddy and me!
Stacy Sews and Schools
The Sadder but Wiser Girl
Something Clever 2.0
The Mommy Ref
Moore Organized Mayhem
Just Piddlin'
Mommy Unmuted

My prompt is: You’ve been asked to pitch a new children’s television show to network execs . . . one that won’t drive the poor parents who have to watch it totally crazy, but that kids will still adore . . . What does it look like?  It was submitted by: Life on the SONny Side.                                   

Quite a tall order, SONny Side, I owe you one. And I don’t forget. That whole “Moms have eyes in the back of their heads” thing is about to take on a whole new meaning for you. But I agreed to do this thing (hell, I started it), so here goes:

My idea for the children’s show is one that is interactive. The best way to keep kids’ attention and keep parents sane is to keep those little buggers, um, sweethearts busy.

Picture this: our host, Jacksonville Potluck, is an artist. Each episode finds him walking through his town to draw scenery in different locations. With him is his trusty sketch pad.

The show is made up of six 4-minute segments. In each segment, Jacksonville meets someone to help him head towards his destination. At the end of each segment he yells “Freeze”. Everyone on screen freezes. Your little Satan Dali stops munching on the toilet paper roll. It’s time to draw. With simple strokes Potluck talks your little artist through a few lines of a picture. By the end of the show they’ve drawn, for instance, a book if he’s going to the library or a flasher if he’s going to the park.

There are a few things Moms need to know to prepare for this new show. First, it is necessary for you to have paper in the house at all times. If not, prepare to frame whole sections of your wall, compliments of your favorite offspring. Lack of paper will not stop your little Andy Wall-hole from drawing. Yes, the show is that good.

Next, be sure you have cookies available. Not only will your little Runny-nose Rembrandt need their strength for some heavy lifting in the finale but, after the show, cookies will keep them busy while Mom has a little . . . ahem . . . recovery time.




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Chocolate PB Chip Cookies with Peanut Butter Drizzle


Why does Mom need recovery time, you ask? What’s in this for Mom, you ask? Well, this show is not just interactive for the kiddies. No, no, no. I AM a Mom after all, and I’ve designed this show to allow my fellow Moms 30 minutes of nostalgic bliss. You see, each time Jacksonville yells “Freeze”, Mom must do a shot. Don’t worry, Pablo Pics-his-nose is drawing. And don’t tell me you’re not familiar with this game. I know you played that “do-a-shot-when-you-hear-a-certain-word” game in College or wherever you spent your post High School years, you’re not fooling me.

Now Mom, please try to maintain a little dignity. I get the whole Pavlov’s Dog thing, but no drooling while waiting for the yelling of “Freeze”. That’s just so desperate. And do not stand in front of the TV screaming “SAY FREEZE, SAY FREEZE”. You’ll scare the kids. Your next shot is no more than 4 minutes away. Have some pride.

And now for the finale: A little heavy lifting . . . I mean healthy exercise . . . for the kids while singing our theme song, which goes something like this:

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Now we pick Mommy up off the floor,
Put our picture on the refrigerator door,
Later on we’ll go to the store,
Mommy will need supplies galore,
Cause tomorrow we’ll play some more!


So, what do you say? Are we on?



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Chocolate PB Chip Cookies with Peanut Butter Drizzle
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Printable Recipe

Cookie Ingredients:
1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups peanut butter baking chips

Drizzle Ingredients:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 TBSP milk
2 TBSP smooth peanut butter

Cookie Directions:
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
*Beat butter, margarine and both sugars until creamy.
*Beat in eggs and vanilla.
*Mix in flour, baking cocoa, baking soda and salt.
*Mix in peanut butter baking chips.
*Drop by tablespoons onto cooking sheet.
*Bake for 12 minutes.
*Let cool for one minute before removing from baking sheets.

Drizzle Directions:
*Cool cookies completely before drizzling.
*Mix all drizzle ingredients together and drizzle over the cookies.

50 comments:

  1. Love the names of your "artists". Of course if this TV show was on at my house, my son would have turned my entire house into one giant, Jackson Pollack painting. The good news is that I have a bottle of coconut rum and I'm ready to play!

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    1. I'll let you know if the show ever gets picked up. The beauty of it is that you don't actually have to have a little one around in order to play.

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  2. Karen, You're a GENIUS! This could TOTALLY work! Pablo-pics-his-nose made me snort with laughter ;) I want this show on television right now! I'm so sorry that my prompt was the hard one you've been talking about, but you knocked this sucker right out of the ballpark! LOVED IT!

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    1. I really had to think outside the box for this one, Jen. Thanks for the push, it was difficult but fun.

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  3. There are so many funny things in this post. My favorites are "Flasher if he's going to the park", Satan Dali and Andy Wall-Hole. And, yes. I think parenting would be much easier if I had to do a shot every time Dora's map sang about himself.

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    1. I think you SHOULD do a shot every time Dora's map sings about himself. And if you know anyone who could help me get my show aired . . .

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  4. ROFLMBO!!! Pablo Picks-his-nose!!!
    BRILLIANT as always!!!! :D

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    1. Thanks, Stacy. Always love to make you laugh.

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  5. I've got a pad pf paper, some crayons, and a bottle of rum! Can we DVR it, too?

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    1. Great idea, should have thought of it myself!

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  6. Such imagination! Andy WallHole and Runny Nose Rembrandt??
    I wish we had a camera inside your brain!

    xoxo
    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Camera inside my brain? Now that's a scary thought!

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  7. AWESOME, as usual, Karen!!! I was laughing at the funny names, but mostly at your threat..I mean, sweet promise, to Life on the SOnny Side!! :D

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    1. Sweet promise. Thanks, Roshni. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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  8. Jacksonville Potluck is cast as eye candy for mommy too right? Good job with the prompt. You nailed it. And I sang the song in some weird rap cheerleader way...which is now stuck in my head. :)

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    1. Yes. Darn, I forgot to describe Jacksonville. I guess we'll all have to use our own imaginations . . .

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  9. I love any game that requires a shot... And I love that the kiddos are encouraged to learn something actual. I'd pick it up!

    100lb Countdown

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    1. Any help I can get to make that happen . . .

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  10. Love the names, and you said you were challenged!! Perfect execution!

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    1. Oh, I was challenged, alright. But I did have fun with those names.

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  11. Chocolate PB Chip Cookies with Peanut Butter Drizzle! Yes please!

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    1. My younger son's favorite combination!

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  12. Interactive kids tv that encourages parental drinking? Now that could possibly catch on. Who hasn't had the urge to throw back a few while watching Caillou?

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    1. If that catches on do I get the credit, or the blame?

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  13. This is awesome! I love the artist names. You should pitch this to Sprout. They could sell specialty note pads, liquor, shot glasses. Did you have a show title? I'm thinking 'Freeze Shot' or maybe 'Drawing Blitzed'?

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    1. Love your names for the show. So many things I forgot to do and I guess naming it was one. Couldn't have done better than you did, though!

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  14. OMG!! You DO know that I have a DVR, right? My kid would be watching that alllllll daaaayyyyy lllllooonnnnngggg....or at least until I ran out of liquor! LOVED THIS!

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    1. I was "talking" on twitter a few weeks ago with other bloggers and said I was going to start a taxi service that delivers liquor. I'm telling you if I can get this show on the air, I'm going through with those plans!

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  15. Love it! Just as long as it's not one of those shows where they ask the kid, "Where is the paintbrush? Do YOU see the paintbrush?" and encourage them to touch the damn TV...

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    1. Oh, NO! I would never encourage them to put those sticky little fingers on the TV. You can count on me, Jenn, I got your back!

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  16. This is a brilliant idea! I love it! I know someone who could work production on the show, and if Potluck needs an assistant, we can line those up, too. The assistants get to do shots, too, right?
    Love this idea!

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    1. Yes, production, assistants, everyone gets to play. The more the merrier, right?

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  17. I would watch this show. No doubt!! :)

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    1. Stock up on your supplies and I'll work on getting it on the air!

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  18. These look so good! Anything with peanut butter and chocolate is a win in my book! found you through Chicago Foodie Sisters chocolate party

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    1. My younger son is the same way, he loves chocolate and peanut butter. And he loves these cookies!

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  19. Okay Karen I'll bite. What are the particulars to this secret subject? When does your idea have to be submitted? When do you get Your subject? By what date MUST I have alerted you that I want to participate? You get the idea...Tell me about it, p-l-e-a-s-e. Or, can you give me the date the original post in-re: this idea went up.
    Sorry, and thanks! Great idea, by the way!

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    1. Thanks Nell, I sent you an introductory email. It'll tell you how to sign up for the next one, if you dare!

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  20. Love these cookies, Doesnt get much better than chocolate and peanut butter. Found you through Scrumptious Sunday Linky Party

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    1. So glad you found me, I'll be over to visit you too!

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  21. Wow. I don't usually need a reason to drink (as in play games), but I would even be willing to give this one a shot (pun intended). Were you drinking when you came up with this idea? If only they had this during the early '90s and the Barney years. I probably would have been more productive than sleeping through them on the couch.

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    1. No, I wasn't drinking when I came up with this idea, but was probably wanting one . . .

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  22. I can't believe there is actually a drinking game I haven't played. Well this new TV program sounds interesting. You may actually be on to something.
    Jae Mac, I'm Just Sayin'...(Damn!)

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    1. More than likely you haven't played it cause I just made it up. I am hoping that you'll help it catch on!

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  23. I love it! Nothing wrong with a little "Mommy and me" TV. Sugar for the tot and shots for Mommy. Sounds great to me! Besides, Mommy can be buzzed while she watches her crazed, sugar-high kid run circles around her. The calm within the tornado, right?

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    1. If only someone had pitched this when my kids were little!

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  24. Oh my gosh! Chocolate and PB are my faves!! Thanks so much for sharing these on Manic Monday!! Pinned!! @BobbisKozyKtchn

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  25. Where do I begin? I love the interactive parts of the show. This could come on after the dreaded Dora. Brilliant show pitch Karen! I do believe you mentioned the word Freeze three times in this post, so I took it upon myself to take three shots right away. I freaking love this game!! <3

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    1. Perfect, you're playing already. That means you're pretty confident my show will be picked up, right?

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