Friday, November 8, 2013

Secret Subject Swap: Most Jealous

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My subject is: I try not to be a jealous person but every time I see . . . It was submitted by Crazy As Normal. Here goes:

My posts often turn out to be lists. I’m not really sure why, but it looks like I’ll be doing another one. Now the premise of this prompt is that I try not to be a jealous person, but from the list I came up with of instances when I AM, in fact, jealous, I’m going to have to say that I’m not really being successful.

So instead of picking just one thing I see that makes me jealous, I’ll see if I can pick the one thing that makes me the MOST jealous.

*People who live next door to liquor stores. It’s not a necessity, but there’s something to be said for convenience.

*Anyone whose kids don’t yet object to being seen with them. Yes, I said “yet”. Your day is coming . . . 

*Lottery winners. I know you have to play to win and I rarely do, but seeing those people on TV holding up that huge fake check just makes me so jealous. Oh, and by the way, to those people: you’re still going to work tomorrow? Insanity should make you ineligible. Pick new numbers, I’ll buy a ticket this time.

*People who bake those beautifully artistic cakes. Well, really, people who bake anything that comes out the way they thought it would. I have the best ideas but somehow my end result looks like leftovers from a first grade pottery class.

*Parents of any and all children who do not have a hyperactive gag reflex.



Pretzel Rolo Cookies | www.BakingInATornado.com

Pretzel Rolo Cookies

*Anyone who gets more than 5 minutes notice that their house is about to fill with hungry kids who will eat anything not nailed down if you don’t provide snacks.

*Bloggers who can just sit down and write (ahem, The Sadder But Wiser Girl) and make it look easy. What I wouldn’t give to be that prolific.

*All of my friends who are on higher levels than I am on Candy Crush.

*Anyone who can read the paper without holding it out as far as their arms will go.

*People whose eyes are open in pictures.
*All of those people who actually remember to charge their cell phones.

*And while we're at it, people who actually know the code to retrieve their voicemail.

*Anyone who is not having hot flashes. Man, woman, child, it doesn’t matter. If you’re not roasting in your own skin, I’m jealous.

*Those perpetually skinny people. You know who I’m talking about. I see them all the time in restaurants, skinny as a twig eating a 3 lb burger while I try to smile while eating my dressingless (yes, I know that’s not a word) salad.

YES, that’s the one. I try not to be jealous but that’s the one that gets me every time.
 

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Pretzel Rolo Cookies
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar 
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
approximately 36 rolos



Directions:
*Cream the butter, margarine and both sugars. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Mix in the flour, then finally the crushed pretzels. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.
*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cover cookie sheets with parchment paper.
*Roll the dough into approximately 3/4 inch balls, flatten with the heel of your hand, stick a rolo in the center of each and manipulate the dough around the rolo so that the rolo is completely encased inside the dough.
*Bake for 12 minutes or until the bottoms start to brown. Carefully remove the parchment paper from the cookie sheets and allow the cookies to cool completely on the parchment.
*ALTERNATE: For some of the cookies I didn't insert the candy inside the cookie, just rolled the cookie in a ball and baked. As soon as the cookies came out of the oven, I pressed a rolo into the top of each one.

40 comments:

  1. Can we just give a huge "AMEN" to #1? Haha. Love your list and agree with all of it. I might go back to work the next day after winning the lotto…I'm sure I'd find something to say to the higher ups. Miss you.

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    1. LOL, that would be the ONLY reason to go back.

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  2. Oooo! This recipe may have to make a trial run at my house! Thanks for the mention, though lately I must admit it has been pretty hard to write a grocery list, let alone anything remotely entertaining!

    I try not to be jealous of people with non messy hair. I really do. Mine usually looks like I combed it with a tornado, regardless of what I do to it... ;-)

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    1. Ha ha ha, combed it with a tornado, I SO have to remember that one.

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  3. Um ... The one thing about California and now Arizona is I can pretty much get liquor anywhere! Thank the Liquor Gods! Grocery stores, gas stations, 7-11! It's awesome. I'm sorry... don't be jealous of me.
    I'm jealous that you have wicked baking skills and I am not a huge fan of being in the kitchen. Teach me please?

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    1. I'd be happy to teach you if you're fond of spending hours making something that looks like leftovers from a first grade pottery class.

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  4. Well, I guess we're on equal jealousy levels because while I no longer share your jealousy over liquor store convenience, I share your jealousy over every other item on your list, AND I'm jealous that you were able to eat those cookies before me

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    1. Don't ever be jealous of me eating baked goods. Most of them disappear on the way from the oven to the counter. I don't always even get to taste them.

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  5. Pretzel Rollo Cookies?!
    Are you kidding! Its like my favorite flavors had a love child in the form of your awesome cookie!
    The big fat fake check gets me and the perfect fondant cakes.
    Pinterest... about everything on Pinterest gets me. ;)

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    1. I have to say that I can completely get lost on Pinterest, like for days at a time. But not much that I make comes out looking like theirs.

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  6. Leftovers from a first grade pottery class--BAHAHAHA!! I have seen those creations in my house far too many times to count. Damn Pinterest!

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    1. Agreed, Pinterest has not been good for my ego. Just once I'd like something I try from there to come out looking the way the original picture did.

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  7. Yay, another round! Yes, I am perpetually jealous of a lot of those people, except the ones that live next to a liquor store. I have lived a couple of doors down and it's quite over rated... lots of strange traffic going in and out. Of course, I would be one who went back to work after winning the lottery (or I mean, making sure my husband does). Why? For him to remember that if he loses and wastes all of that money, that job will be the only life force between us. LOL.

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    1. LOL, I wouldn't go to work but I never said I wouldn't send my husband . . .

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  8. I'm with you on every single one of the items on your list!!! And I'm jealous of pet owners who dogs aren't little monsters.

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    1. Oh yeah, we've got 2 dogs in this neighborhood who bark all day long. Very annoying in nice weather when the windows are open.

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  9. My husband is considering trying to WORK at the liquor store, just to get a discount. I can't say I blame him! haha. I love your lists......

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    1. Wow, how cool would that be. I may need to make that suggestion in my house.

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  10. I don't know that I've ever had anyone jealous of me before. It feels nice. Although I wish it was because I won the lottery and not because I'm open-eyed in that picture of me not having a hot flash.

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    1. Yup, definitely jealous of you. Enjoy it while you can, none of us can escape those hot flashes forever.

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  11. Great list! I was just thinking today how it would be so nice to never be jealous again. Then I started feeling jealous of those people who never feel jealous......

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    1. Ha ha, I love when the comments are funnier than the post!

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  12. Oh, I know what you mean Karen. I fit into a fair number on your list. I try not to worry about the skinny ones, I just pretend that they eat nothing at home then show-off when they go out to eat to make us feel bad. And I'm so jealous of the bloggers who churn out brilliant writings like there's no tomorrow AND do recipes at the same time with pictures/instructions (Ahem). How do YOU do it? It must be a gene in the brain.

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    1. LOL, I'm down to only twice a week for posting and, believe me, my pictures will never win any awards!

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  13. Ha... Like others on here, I'm with ya on most of these. You hit several "nails on the head" from my perspective. Loved it. Have a great weekend, Slu

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    1. Feels so much better when so many people seem to agree with me!

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  14. Jealousy is a green eyed monster. Sometimes I have the same as yours but call it envy.

    Like, I envy your kids getting all the great stuff you bake!

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    1. So funny because the truth is my kids are so used to it they don't even appreciate it!

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  15. haha - I agree with you on so many of these, although I've yet to have a hot flash (don't kill me, my time will come!) Great job with the subject prompt! making my way through the other bloggers now...you know I love SSS!

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  16. Ugh, to be able to just sit down and write! The envy!

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    1. I know, right? I can't even imagine trying to blog with a houseful of little kids too.

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  17. Stopped by to see what I'm up against! My jealousy, your funny post! They make me laugh until my tears run down my legs!!
    I hope my Secret subject swap post makes others as happy as yours, my goal :)
    Love the cookies by the way!
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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    1. Yours will be great, Dawn. Can't wait to read it!

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  18. LOOK WONDERFUL. Just want to make sure we do not need here baking soda or baking powder

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    1. No, I didn't use baking soda or baking powder. They're a dense cookie formed around the candy in the center (which is the way we liked it best as opposed to the candy on the top) and meant to hold their shape.

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