Tuesday, March 11, 2014

One of These Things

Anyone want to play a game? Come on, humor me. I went to all the trouble of setting it up, all you really have to do is just play along. It’s pretty easy, I promise.

Do you remember that Sesame Street song abut choosing an item in a grouping that doesn’t fit? You know: “one of these things is not like the other. . .” Well, clearly I have too much time on my hands now that College Boy is (mostly) gone (other than when he comes home to relieve me of all my food, toiletries and paper goods, that is).

Can you guess which thing is not like the other? If I promise not to sing you the song?

Family dinner out
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                                                        Prestidigitation

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Time off for good behavior?
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                                                        Where’s the end?
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Not for the weak of heart

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                                                          What does YOUR kid eat?
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 Mint Chocolate Crinkles - BakingInATornado.com
Mint Chocolate Crinkles



Where did my babies go?
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                                                         Kill me now
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You’re kidding, right?
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                                                          Can you say stress?
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Yes, I know where it’s legal
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Coping
A) retail therapy
  B) yoga
    C) valium
      D) cocktails
        E) coffee
          F) counseling
            G) baking
              H) blogging
                I) running away from home
                  J) pulling the sheet over your head
                    K) ear plugs
                      L) door locks
                        M) chocolate
Sorry, trick question. All of these belong. For me, anyway.


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Mint Chocolate Crinkles
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1 (4.6 oz) package of Andes Mints, unwrapped
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
½ stick (4 TBSP) butter
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 tsp mint extract
½ cup flour
2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup powdered sugar
 
Directions:
*In a small bowl, melt the Andes, unsweetened chocolate and butter in the microwave. Mix until smooth. Set aside.
*In a medium sized bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and mint extract until well mixed. Carefully whisk in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
*Last, whisk in the melted chocolate mixture.
*Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly.
*Pour powdered sugar into a bowl. Using two spoons or wet hands, drop 1 tsp of the batter at a time into the powdered sugar, roll to a ball and place on cookie sheet.
*Bake 11 – 13 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing.

26 comments:

  1. What an amusing presentation. Thanks for putting it together. I was wondering where it was going but the end tied it together for me.

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    1. I'm not sure I was really trying to go anywhere specific, just looking for a laugh, an amusing look at motherhood and family life.

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  2. HA HA HA - love it!! I was having a really hard time figuring out what didn't belong so I'm glad I'm not totally losing my mind…yet!

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    1. No, I'm pretty sure the person who's lost her mind is the one who spent all that time putting this post together.

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  3. I was SO confused because I couldn't figure out what went with what saying and why.... oh my, I need to get some sleep!

    Such a fun game to play and love the wit and surely the whim behind it!!! That recipe looks delicious too!

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    1. Was it that hard to understand? Maybe I'M the one who needs some sleep.

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  4. Toddlers and teenagers never belong with the other things. It's just how it is.

    Oh was that not what you were going for?

    (I think daylight savings time is messing with my brain or something. Cannot.Comprehend.Anything. Caffeine please, or one of the mint crinkles might help.)

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    1. No, that was exactly right. Toddler and teenagers never belong with other things. You got it. Or you got half of it, you had toddlers, wait till you hit the teen years.

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  5. This is a great post. Not sure if I got all the things that didn't go with the other, but then I haven't been getting enough sleep of late, so I probably not thinking to clearly. I wouldn't mind one of your cookies, they look really yummy!

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    1. Those cookies are so delish. I'm a big Andes fan and you can definitely taste the Andes in these cookies.

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  6. Hahahahaha! All of these were too funny. Your kid knows the right states to go get an education! :-)

    I'll have some of those mint chocolate crinkles now!

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    1. Yay, you got them. I'd happily share the Crinkles if there were any left.

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  7. I need to get my mind in gear for this one as I got a little confused at first but I think I've got it now. Just look at all the roles mothers have to play in this life. Thumbs up to all those who haven't gone completely mad yet...

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    1. Apparently I'm not in that group, the ones who haven't gone completely mad yet.

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  8. I love it! And the cookies look great. This made my morning, thank you!

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    1. YAY. You got it. Not sure if that means you have the same sense of humor as I do or that you're nuts like me. Let's go with the sense of humor thing.

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  9. Bwahahahaha! That was so much fun! And yes, we Moms know they all apply!

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    1. So glad you got them. Guess you've been through some of the same experiences I have!

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  10. Something different... very nice. Enjoyed this one. Love your 'new' look. Take care, Slu

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  11. You always have the best games, my answers aren't always consistent, guess I need more tequila, I will be back with you for the real answer, as for those cookies, just fabulous! Nettie

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    1. I don't think my perception of all of those situations is consistent either. Pass the Patron!

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  12. You do have way too much time on your hands! I barely have time to put pictures in my post and here you've made a dozen or so. Good game!

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    1. Glad you liked it. I have to admit it did take quite a chunk of time to do.

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  13. Just found this post and so glad I did. Hilarious!

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    1. So glad you got it, this one took quite a while to do.

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