Friday, March 15, 2013

Take 2 – March Secret Subject Swap


Welcome to another 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 all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.


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

Baking In A Tornado
Just a Little Nutty - Guest Post
Suburbia Interrupted
Moore Organized Mayhem
Come Play In The Kitchen
Big A and little a
Black Sheep Mom 
The Mommy Ref
100lb Countdown
Finding Felicity
Evil Joy Speaks
Caramel Living
Adventures in Hickey Land 

My subject is: If you inherited a large sum of money, and it was stipulated that you were forced to spend $1 Million solely on yourself before you could spend the rest however you wanted (ie: give away, share, etc), what would your most indulgent purchase be and why?  It was submitted by: Come Play in the Kitchen.

Although I’m sure people would think that I’d need some time to figure out how I’d spend my million dollars, that’s not the case. And although my purchase may be seen as indulgent by some, it’s self-preservation in my mind. Potato. . . Potaaaaato.

I am buying an Island. I may have already picked one out. It might be in the Florida Keys, but if I disclose the location I’m just going to have to spend more of that money searching for a scientific way to wipe the information from your memory. So I’ll spare us both that. You’re welcome.

I will make all laws. And I will enforce them. So despite what Bob Marley and Eric Clapton say, no one will be shooting the Sheriff (hear that, sons?)

I will be determining all holidays and celebrations. There will be Cookie Day, Cake Day, Pie Day, Cupcake Day, Donut Day and any other (to-be-determined) day of my choosing. And EVERY day is officially NOT my birthday. I’m just too old for that crap.


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Lucky Mint Bars

I’ll be determining the weather. Each day I’ll choose from sunny, sunnier and sunniest. We’ll need rain, so sometimes I’ll allow it at night.

Shoes are banned.

I will even pick which bugs will be allowed there. Midwest bitey bugs (wolves in sheep’s clothing) that look exactly like innocent Lady Bugs and you don’t realize that they aren’t until they bite you – Banished from my kingdom.

I will approve all visitors. Please fill out all forms; attach 3 proofs of identity, a current picture, a litter of recommendation, a recipe, 3 recent humorous tweets, a birth certificate, and a partridge in a pear tree. You can do the Hokey Pokey and turn yourself around, but I’m not so easily bribed. At this point, it appears that there’s a one year waiting list. I’ll let you know.

Not that I’ve given this scenario any previous thought or anything . . .

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Lucky Mint Bars
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Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 stick margarine, melted
1 package Keebler Dark Chocolate Fudge Stripe Cookies, crumbled (smooth) in a Food Processor
1/2 plus 1/4 cup mint baking chips
1/2 plus 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 plus 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
20 mint Oreos, coarsley chopped
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

Directions:
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 11 pan.
*Mix together melted margarine and Fudge Stripe cookie crumbs. Pat firmly into bottom of pan as a crust.
*Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the mint baking chips, dark chocolate chips and white chocolate chips over the crust.
*Sprinkle half of the coarsely chopped Oreos over the baking chips.
*Sprinkle the rest of the baking chips, then the rest of the Oreo pieces.
*Pour the Sweetened Condensed Milk evenly over the top.
*Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
*Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

38 comments:

  1. While I'm waiting for approval to visit your island, I'm making those lucky mint bars. I'm a chocolate mint freak!!!!

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    1. With such great taste I'll have to let you visit!

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  2. OMG, Karen, you have to let me in! Sounds delicious! Can I run for office? Or is it a dictatorship? My platform would be to start a Brownie Day. mmm....brownies!

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    1. Brownie Day, I like the way you think. OK, you're in!

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  3. Nice choice. Not to mention I am only a few hours drive away and I can come visit and eat all your yummy goodies :)

    And watch out for the jelly fish-lots of them in the Keys. :)

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    1. Perhaps I'll send my private jet. Just cause I didn't mention it doesn't mean I don't have one, you know!

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  4. You'd let all of your favorite bloggers come though, right? Holy jeez those bars look devine!

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    1. Wouldn't be the same without you. . .

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  5. LOL!! I can imagine your sons and husband waiting in line trying to get in before pie day!! :D
    Um....any way you would allow bloggy friends to jump ahead..your island sounds like just the place for me to escape to!!

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  6. Now, how sweet would that be??? We can always dream...

    Have a great weekend, Slu

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    1. Dream? You mean I might NOT get my Island?

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  7. Can you add that no weight gain can occur....I would love that with all the baking!!! Ahhh an Island. You would need a visitor day to allow for something to entertain the island, HA Thanks for putting another one together!

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    1. YES, the no weight gain thing, genius!

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  8. Love it! And those bars... YUM!

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    1. Thank you. And try the bars, they ARE yum!

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  9. Can coffee be the national beverage?? Or how about wine? Or margaritas? Yes, I would like to get on the waiting list please. Don't leave without me!

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    1. Yes, Coffee at breakfast, Wine at lunch, Margaritas at dinner!

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  10. I promise to the do the Hokey Pokey and turn upside down while tweeting humorous tweets and showing you my 'I.D.'

    Am I island worthy?

    Thanks for doing all of this - you rock!

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    1. We could use a few coordinated people so sure, come on down!

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  11. If I make you a pina colada rum cake and you decide it's good enough to have "Rum Cake Day", THEN will you let me on your island?

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  12. Sign me up! What's that you say...no shoes? Constant sun? Funny, happy people? No really SIGN ME UP!! I'll even make you deal if you bake I will cook. :)

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    1. I'll take that deal any day of the week!

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  13. Put me on your list girl. I want to be your subject on this island. No bad bugs, no shoes, cake, cake and more cake, hot weather. What else would anyone want? Ah, you may need to add a diet plan along the way though, ha ha ha ha.
    I can see myself roaming the streets, happy, free without a care in the world. Please forward any other necessary documents I need to sign NOW please.

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    1. Got you on the list, but I gotta warn you, the wait is getting longer and longer . . .

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  14. OMGosh!! That sounds sooooo good. I want in! LOL

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  15. Can I use my million dollars to buy a house on your island? I would sure;y celebrate all your holidays!

    Also, I now want that mint bar for breakfast!

    Phil
    www.blog.theregularguynyc.com

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    1. Mint bars for breakfast will be allowed on my Island, so go for it!

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  16. I'd like to be on the city council for that island. Or would it be island council...
    I really love what you did with this prompt! I'm just starting to get around to reading all of them now. :-) XO!

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    1. Thanks, it was a fun one. Hate to say it, but I didn't have to think too hard about how I'd spend that money!

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  17. I assume there will be alcohol on said island, along with sexy men who don't speak and are only there to do manly things and deliver drinks.

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    1. Yes on the alcohol, I'll take the men thing under advisement!

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  18. I will be visiting and making you laugh on "Chocolate Frosting Day", "Raw Cookie Dough Eating Day" and my favorite, "Enjoy staring at your Pool Boy(s) while drinking Frozen Margarita(s)" Day. This was a great post AND just another reminder as to why I love you :)

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    1. Oh, you are SO coming to my Island!

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  19. I love mint and this recipe looks like my dream come true - as does your island!!!

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    1. Thanks, Monica. Now that I think about it, I may have to hire someone to grow mint on my island.

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