My subject is: Write a list titled: Things People Don’t Touch. It was submitted by Someone Else's Genius.
There are a few of us who live in this house at different times of the year so I’ve come up with lists from everyone’s perspective. These lists are less about the things that people are averse to and more of a dire warning.
Things People Don’t Touch
according to teens:
* My cookies. I know you buy them and I know that other people live here too but those are my favorites, everyone else should be considerate and leave them for me.
* My socks. Yes, they’re dirty and they’re in the middle of your living room but I know where they are when I need them.
* My computer. And it’s password protected in case you forget. And after three tries at the password a net will fall over you, scoop you up and you’ll hang from the ceiling until I get home.
* My door.
Things People Don’t Touch
according to Hubs:
* My GPS. I have no sense of direction and if you touch my GPS I’ll never make it home again. HEY, don’t get any ideas.
* My glasses. Unfortunately my arms no longer reach far enough out to hold the laptop in order to see, so if I’m going to get any work done, and you all like eating so I guess I’d better, do not move my glasses. No matter where you find them.
* The remote. Nothing is more frustrating than finally sitting down at night and having to get up again and spend the next hour searching for where you people left the remote. Although I have finally figured out that between the couch cushions is a good place to start.
* The furniture. I hate when you move things around, I’m used to where they are now. I sit on chairs, work at the desk and eat at the table and that seems to be working out. Let’s not fix what isn’t broken, you know I confuse easily.
* The driver’s seat in my car. I am 14 inches taller than you. When you move my car seat forward and then don’t move it back, I can’t get in without issues. Dire issues. I know we aren’t going to have any more children but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel the need to keep all of my parts intact.
Things People Don’t Touch Without Consequences
according to Me:
* Any recipe I’m making that’s not done yet. If I’m beating the filling for the Orange Juice Krispie cups and I turn around to find the cups all gone and just crumbs on the counter, I’m not going to be happy.
Orange Juice Krispie Cups
* The wallpaper on my phone. Stop taking your picture off and replacing it with the picture of a monkey. I birthed ya, I know what you look like.
* My radio stations. I can understand that when you use my car you want to listen to your own music but I cannot fathom why you feel the need to permanently reprogram each and every station.
* My baking supplies. Why is it that I cannot keep jimmies (sprinkles) in this house. What are you people doing, eating them with a spoon?
* My phone charger. It’s not that I mind you using mine, although you do have your own. It’s just that I shouldn’t have to play hide-and-go-seek every time I need it myself. And you guys sure can hide my belongings like a boss.
Things people in this house Don’t Touch (but should)
according to Me:
* Dirty dishes. Oh, and clean dishes still in the dishwasher.
* The shopping list. It’s not like I ask you to buy more of whatever it is that you’ve used up this time, just put it on the list. How hard is that? Yes rhetorical, don’t answer.
* The trash that you threw in the general vicinity of the trashcan but missed.
* The sponge. I saw you swipe those crumbs off the counter onto the floor with your hand.
* All of the empty shampoo bottles, lotion bottles and toothpaste tubes you store in the closet of your bathroom. You do know we have many waste baskets in the house and a recycle bin in the garage, right? What did you think I had them all for, aesthetics?
* All the water bottles in the upstairs fridge. There are approximately 15 half full water bottles in my fridge and that herd just keeps on growing. I don’t understand why you all continually leave them there and then open a new bottle. Finish them or get rid of them, I’m running out of room for food. Unless you WANT water for dinner.
* My blog. Given the fact that all of this baking is for you and all of this blogging is because of you, it wouldn’t kill you to give me a page view or two every now and then.
That’s my list, what’s on yours?
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Orange Juice Krispie Cups©www.BakingInATornado.com
3 TBSP butter
1 10 oz bag mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
½ cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup toasted coconut
*Grease 18 muffin tins.
*In a large bowl, melt butter in the microwave until completely liquid.
*Add marshmallows and microwave one minute. Stir with a spatula sprayed with non-stick spray. Continue to microwave another 30 seconds if the marshmallows are not completely melted.
*Quickly mix in the cereal and chocolate chips.
*Grease or wet your hands. Form the mixture into 18 balls and put into the muffin tins. Work the balls into the shape of the tins so they form a cup. Allow to set.
*Once the cups have set, run a knife around the edge and pop out of the tins.
*Beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add the juice and powdered sugar and continue to beat until peaks hold. Spoon or pipe into the cereal cups.
*Sprinkle toasted coconut over the top.