Friday, July 19, 2013

Take 2 – July Secret Subject Swap

Welcome to another Secret Subject Swap. This week 11 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
Dawn's Disaster
Crazy As Normal
Black Sheep Mom
Raising Reagan
A Working Mom's "Whoas"
Indian American Mom
Patience Juice
Home on Deranged
Just a Little Nutty (Guest Post)
It's Yummilicious 

My subject is: The phone rings at 3am and you are in a dead sleep. You answer the phone and find yourself talking to the Director of the CIA. He has an urgent message for you . . . It was submitted by Raising Reagan.  Here goes:

3:00am. I jump the minute I hear that phone start to ring, darting my eyes to the clock. I have teenagers and 3:00 am is an ominous time for ringing of any kind.

This is the Director of the CIA” I hear. CIA? My kids get into some interesting situations, but at the level of national security? Did he say “Director”? I may need to change my pants. And I’m not wearing any.

Your country is in an emergency situation. We need your blog.” Phew, it’s just a dream. I could swear he said my country needs my blog. I mean, I love my blog and all but no one NEEDS it.


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“We’ve intercepted chatter that has lead us to believe that plots against this country are being disseminated through the use of the recipes on your blog”, he continued.

“Huh?” (It’s 3:00 am, were you expecting scintillating conversation?)

It appears that terrorists have hacked into your blog drafts and are using the wording of your recipes as a cipher for their code. When you publish a post, their members simply read your blog and decipher the code.”

Wow, that’s a lot of page views, where should I send the thank-you note?”

Ignoring me completely he continued: “We’ve vetted you and it’s clear to us that you are completely oblivious”.

Oblivious? Now wait jut a minute. I take offense to that”.

“Mrs. T0rnado, you need to let me finish. To make the blog visits seem legitimate, they then make your recipes and serve them at their meetings”.

Ah, the old serve-my-recipes-at-their-terrorist-meetings tactic” I said in my best Maxwell Smart voice.

We’ve checked your next scheduled recipe and have found a way that, with the addition of one added ingredient will make whoever eats it glow in the dark.”

Glow in the dark? That’s it, I’m being punked.”

“Would you like us to break down your door, Mrs. Tornado?”

Umm,. no thanks?”

So I do it. I take one for the team. I adjust my next recipe and with a shaking hand I post it.



Not Your Average Pigs in a Blanket - Bakinginatornado.com
Not your average Pigs in a Blanket

And after dark the most amazing thing happens: the night lights up. There’s a flaw in the plan. Turns out those terrorists aren’t the only ones who read me. People everywhere have tried my recipe. I am loved. And people all over the world are . . . well . . . glowing.

I hope that phone doesn’t really ring ‘cause this is the best dream ever.

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Not your average Pigs in a Blanket
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 package of Pillsbury Crescent rolls
32 mini hot dogs
Your favorite barbecue sauce
Chunk of sharp cheddar, cut into matchstick sized pieces
Opt: mustard of your choice or warm barbecue sauce for serving
 
Directions:
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Unroll the crescent rolls into 4 rectangles. Gently run a rolling pin over them to make just a little larger.
*With a pastry brush, gently brush the rolls with barbecue sauce. Just paint a little on, you don’t want to soak the rolls.
*Cut each rectangle into quarters, then each quarter into 2 triangles.
*Put a small slice lengthwise into the top of each mini hot dog. Don’t slice all the way to the ends or to the bottom, just make a pocket.
*Insert a piece of cheddar into each “pocket”. It’s easiest to just push it in with the tip of a knife.
*Roll each mini hot dog into a piece of crescent roll. It should close, but if some don’t, stick a toothpick in to hold it closed.
*Bake on a baking sheet for 15 minutes.
*Serve with mustard of your choice or warm barbecue sauce.


40 comments:

  1. That was excellent! :D
    You literally have them glowing... I love it!
    I think I'd have hung up on the CIA a few times due to having been the target of many a teenage pranks recently.
    Bonus is... I'd be getting the new front doors I've been wanting.
    I love the way you think and even more,the way you write. <3

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    1. That's high praise Meg, thank you so much.

      If the CIA ever called me I wouldn't have to worry about hanging up, I'd pass out . . .

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  2. Can you add a soundbite with your best Maxwell Smart voice? I'd love to hear it.

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    1. LOL, maybe next time. Something for me to think about. I'll go ask my son if he knows how to do that . . .

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  3. That was awesome!!!! I love that you can see all your readers because they are all glowing! That really would be cool! :-0

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    1. That would be cool. Maybe I should work on an ingredient like that in real life. OOOH, and I could sell it to the CIA!

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  4. I love the way your mind works--you're always so clever with these Swap posts. And hey, your recipes ALWAYS make me glow! XO

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    1. LOL, I hope you mean glow in a good way. I don't want you sending me any medical bills . . .

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  5. Love it! I really like how you incorporated the recipe. Very creative! Thanks so much for making all of the arrangements for the Secret Subject Swap!

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    1. I love doing the Swap. And I'm so glad that you're enjoying it too.

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  6. Karen, this is your best post yet!! I loved it!! But where is the glow-in-the-dark ingredient?! :)

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    1. Thanks Roshni, I'd tell you which ingredient makes you glow in the dark, but then I'd have to kill you . . .

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  7. ROFLOL!!! LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! I always wanted to glow in the dark!! ;)

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    1. Funny, I've always been afraid of glowing in the dark!

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  8. Those pigs in a blanket could be used as barter for intelligence swap, or to get our spies released! I am sure they are that good!

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    1. Ha ha, I knew my cooking would be good for something eventually!

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  9. Aha! I've always been leery of using those damned cheese matchsticks!

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  10. So cute! I love your story! I just knew there was something going on with this blog lol. :)

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    1. Thank you Sara. I hope that means that you'll be back.

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  11. It was funny when I submitted these to you ... I was almost hoping you would get the subject because I KNEW you would do something about incorporating your recipes!! This was so clever and I love that you feel so loved because we all read your blog!
    I'd glow any day for you mama!!

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    Raising-Reagan.com

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    1. I have to admit that I was a little overwhelmed when I first got this prompt, not sure what I was going to do with it, but then I started thinking . . .

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  12. beyond awesome babe...LOLOLOL....I would have given them a long list of curses and actions to do including a boat and a spoon thinking it was a prank....

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    1. Ha ha, if that ever happens I hope you record the conversation. That would be hysterical.

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  13. I actually HEARD Maxwell Smart! Well done, Karen!

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    1. I'm laughing because I was hoping someone would know who Maxwell Smart is!

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  14. So, I have this visual... all the lights are out and people everywhere are glowing. Walking and glowing. And the jets flying over: what a sight for the passengers!!! Pretty dang cool!!!

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  15. Haha, that's awesome. I'm just curious what ingredient could make food glow because I think my Princess would LOVE that! :)

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    1. I can't tell, sorry, CIA rules. . .

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  16. Let's hope if the CIA ever does call you that it's blog related and not teenager related! I like your take on this prompt, what a tough one. Nice job!

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    1. If the CIA ever did call about my kids I'd have a heart attack before the conversation ended.

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  17. Love it! I so need to participate in a secret subject swap next time around : )

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    1. You really should, they're so much fun.

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  18. Loved this; what a great topic! Oh, you know as I'm hiding behind my electronics, that I too am glowing. I hope I never get "the call", but if I do, I'll send them to your blog ;)

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    1. You can send them my way, unless they're looking for Waldo, then it's all you!

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  19. Such a cute post Karen. And as the mother of a teen, I agree that a 3am call would be more than a little unnerving.

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    1. I get plenty of late night calls, but they're usually FROM the teen. {sigh}.

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  20. Seriously? You are fabulous! Creative and hilarious AND you still manage to give us a delish recipe!!

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