Friday, March 22, 2013

March Fly on the Wall


Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 11 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
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Stacy Sews and Schools
The Sadder But Wiser Girl
Menopausal Mother
Moore Organized Mayhem
The Momisodes
The Rowdy Baker
Finding Felicity
Caramel Living


A couple of months ago I did one of these Fly on the Wall posts about the conversations that go on at the dinner table in our home. I’ll often read the paper or watch the news for absurd stories to bring up at the dinner table to add a funny element to our dinner conversation (and keep the kids from talking about my cooking). The feedback I got on that post was that people really enjoyed it, so today I’m going to share some of our latest dinner conversations:

*Apartment complex taking DNA of dog poop to see who isn’t cleaning up after their pets. Really? This is just wrong on so many levels.



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*Pizza Hut has come out with a perfume. Just in case someone wants dogs following them through town, I guess.


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Garlic Knots

*No link seen in hogs’ deaths. A rural Deputy Sheriff announced that the hogs that died in a facility in his county was not linked to the deaths of hogs who had died in a fire in a different facility in a different county the week before. Oh, good. I was worried about that.

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*Wrangler has come out with moisturizing jeans. Oh please don’t make me explain anything that combines “moisturizing” and “jeans” to my teenaged boys.

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*Fruitcake Fling. A local county has announced the success of their fruitcake fling. Apparently a group of non-fruitcake eaters saved their holiday fruitcakes and thought it would be fun to have a contest to see who could fling theirs the farthest in a local field. So the wildlife could eat them, special bird seed filled fruitcakes were flung. I guess ‘cause birds don’t like fruit? Or they didn’t want to get the birds drunk? Or make the birds gak? But how exactly do these specially made fruitcakes get rid of the ones from December? I’m just so confused!

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*There’s a new “pillow” guaranteed to let you sleep anywhere. It’s more like a full face and neck hat and looks like you’ve got an elephant on your face. Cause everyone’s most comfortable sleeping with our faces up an elephant’s butt.

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*”Trust falling guy” arrested for giving wedgies to strangers at a movie theater. You know that old “trust exercise” where you’re with a friend and you prove you trust them by falling straight back and they catch you? There’s a guy who was randomly falling over backwards in public to prove that strangers would catch him. Well this same guy was just arrested for giving strangers wedgies in a movie theater. Where’s the trust now?

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Many nights I fail to keep the conversation off of the topic of what I’ve prepared. Like this night: The boys said they didn’t like my Potato Pancakes. I asked how they can like McDonald’s breakfast Hash Browns when they’re the same thing. Younger Son said that they weren’t the same because McDonalds deep fries their Hash Browns. Older Son said if they’re not deep fried, they’re just not as good as Ronald McDonald’s. Which makes my cooking worse than, well, a clown’s. Ouch. Now you see why I try to keep the conversation away from the subject of my cooking?


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Garlic Knots
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Ingredients:
2 packages of Pillsbury Bread Sticks
1/2 stick butter, melted
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1 TBSP grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp salt
Directions:
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
*Separate each package of bread sticks into 12 pieces. Loosely tie each piece into a knot.
*Place all 24 knots onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
*Bake for 15 minutes.
*Add garlic powder, parmesan, parsley, red pepper flakes and salt to the melted butter.
*When you remove the knots from the oven, brush with the seasoned butter and serve.

38 comments:

  1. It makes me just that much more thankful that at least 2 of my 3 kids will go on and on about my cooking. The youngest......she's not the least bit shy about telling me it sucks. lol

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    1. The only thing I can be thankful for, when it comes to meals, is that they do have their favorites, and on those nights dinner is heaven!

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  2. OMGOSH!!!! ROFLMBO!! I can't pick which one is the worst!! LOL Although, I would NOT want the job of collecting doggie doo DNA... YUCK!!

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    1. I honestly can't even believe someone thought of that job, let alone found someone to do it.

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  3. Moisturizing jeans??? There's a market for pants with lotion in them? Sounds like there's a marketing team with way too much time on their hands lol

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    1. I could not agree with you more. Who thinks like that?

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  4. Karen, this is hysterical! The special pillow that looks like an elephant around your head?!? I can't stop laughing over that one. I need to get back into reading the newspaper--I'm missing out on all the fun!

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    1. You need to find the most rural newspaper you can, then put on a diaper . . .

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    1. Thanks, we spend more time laughing about news than complaining about food at dinner. Mission accomplished!

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  6. It's pizza night tonight; I will be trying those Garlic knots.

    If we could DNA mysterious poop, my children's childhood would have been missing that whole "blanket punishment" fun.

    I totally thought' "Moisturizing Jeans sound great!" and then I read and remembered the teenage boy angle. Eww.

    The headlines were great. My favorite was Trust Falling Guy giving Wedgies. We never have that much fun in my town. Thanks for the laughs :)
    XOX

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    1. You probably have a newspaper worth reading. Unfortunately this is what we've got so I'm making the best of it!

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  7. Maybe I should start reading the newspaper. And I totally need to Google that elephant pillow!

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    1. It's kinda sad that I read the newspaper for amusement instead of for news, but I'll take what I can get.

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  8. I would love to have dinner at your house. We never talk about doggy poop or wedgies! LOL

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    1. What? You mean everyone doesn't have these kinds of conversations? What do all you normal people talk about?

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  9. Moisturizing jeans + teenage boys = awkward conversations.

    I'm making your garlic knobs tonight!!!!!

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    1. They certainly do make for awkward conversations, and funny ones too. Hope you enjoy the Garlic Knots!

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  10. LOL at the Wedgie Guy! The garlic knots look good. I'm going to have to try making those! :-D

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    1. Wedgie Guy went off the deep end, LOL!

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  11. OK... The "Poop Patrol" caught my attention. Kinda drastic. Ha!!!

    Love the "moisturizing jeans" story and your response... too funny.

    Enjoyed. Have a great day, Slu

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    1. Oh yeah, the absurdity of the "poop patrol" will certainly grab your attention. But the "moisturizing jeans". I do NOT want to go there!

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  12. I might need those moisturizing jeans I mean I only have time to put my pants on but I don't have time to moisturize before hand so come this time of year my legs resemble an alligators back (I'll let you know if they work, I'm kidding of course or am I?) The wedgie guy? Really? Just another reason I will continue to rent movie's at home when the kids go to bed. I don't need a stranger giving me a wedgie before a movie. This post was great!

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    1. I don't know about the jeans, but I'll take a pass on the public wedgie from a stranger thing too.

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  13. I would love to hear the conversation at your dinner table. These were some interesting topics.

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    1. It gets interesting around here for sure.

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  14. My son LOVES garlic knots! He is going to be so excited that I've got this recipe!

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    1. And since I cheat and use Pillsbury breadsticks, they're so easy.

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  15. Always enjoyable and I get a laugh out of reading these posts!

    Moisterizing jeans just sounds so bad! Yet, we can use the Poop Police here in NYC for those that don't curbe their dogs!

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    1. I know. Why otherwise normal people (well, some of them) think that they should leave sh*t laying around is just beyond me.

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  16. MMMM, These sound and look amazing! I love all types of garlic bread. I would love for you to share this on my weekly link party Blog Stalking Thursday. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. My kids love all types of garlic bread too. Thanks for the invite.

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  17. These look delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Tasty Thursdays. Come see my new blog design and link up tonight!! Thanks, Nichi

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    1. I'll stop by. Can't wait to see the new design.

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  18. Love the garlic knots. Glad you stopped by and linked up at my party. Swap N Share Sundays at Spatulas On Parade.
    Dawn

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  19. Oh I want these for breakfast!! Love garlic knots..just the idea of them makes me swoon.

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    1. My kids just love these. I think they'd eat them for any meal. And using the Pillsbury Bread Sticks makes them so easy to make.

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