Friday, November 7, 2014

Secret Subject Swap: Just Once

Welcome to another Secret Subject Swap. This week 12 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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My subject is: Just once I wish               would stop                   and let me                before I lose my mind. It was submitted by Dinosaur Superhero Mommy.

Just once I wish all  the ingredients that I know I bought would stop disappearing from the fridge and let me get through dinner without returning to the store before I lose my mind.

Just once I wish this family would stop wearing clothes and let me catch up on the damn laundry before I lose my mind.

Just once I wish these hot flashes would stop hot flashing and let me breathe before I lose my mind.

Just once I wish narcissistic celebrities would stop taking compromising selfies that they KNOW some moron will steal and let me see some real news before I lose my mind.

Just once I wish the kitchen equipment I need would stop hiding and let me find it with a minimal amount of swearing before I lose my mind.


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  Thanksgiving Gobble Cookies


Just once I wish my allergies would stop making me sneeze my brains out and let me use the one or two brain cells that I have left before I lose my mind.

Just once I wish bars would stop refusing my delivery requests and let me order take-out before I lose my mind.

Just once I wish College Boy would stop using every ounce of gas I have and let me go somewhere . . . ANYWHERE . . . without having to stop at the gas station before I lose my mind.

Just once I wish PurDude would stop being so cryptic and let me actually get a sentence out of him before I lose my mind.

Just once I wish “all parts included” would stop meaning “we only stuck some parts in the box just to screw with you” and let me put a project together without spending hours looking for that last piece before I lose my mind.

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Thanksgiving Gobble Cookies

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Printable Recipe 

Ingredients (makes 30 - 36 cookies):
1/2 stick butter, softened
1/2 stick margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBSP baking cocoa
orange food coloring (1 part red to three parts yellow)
1 TBSP flour
mini M&Ms, approximately 72
sunflower seeds (shelled), approximately 36
candy corn, approximately 144 pieces

chocolate jimmies (sprinkles)

Directions:
*Beat butter, margarine and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder and salt.
*Divide dough into 2 fairly equal sections.
*Add orange food coloring and the 1 TBSP flour to one part. To the other, add the baking cocoa.
*Roll out each dough segment (separately) between 2 pieces of wax paper to about 9 X 11 inches.
*Carefully flip the orange layer on top of the chocolate layer, lining it up as evenly as possible. Lay them flat in the refrigerator and chill approximately 1 hour.
*Trim the edges of the dough where they don't overlap if you choose. Using the wax paper to help you, roll up the dough (the long side) until you have a tube shaped round.
*Roll the round in chocolate jimmies.
*Wrap the dough roll in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour.
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put parchment paper onto baking sheet.
*Slice the roll into approximately 1/4 inch slices. In the center of each cookie, press 2 mini M&Ms for eyes and a sunflower seed just below for a beak.
*Bake for approximately 12 minutes.
*Remove from oven and quickly press 3 - 4 candy corn "feathers" into the top of each cookie, small end sticking into the cookie to secure it.
*Let sit on baking sheet for 1 - 2 minutes before removing to cool completely.

34 comments:

  1. Haha! If you're going to have a house full of naked people walking around while you do the laundry, please remember to close the blinds.
    Adorable turkey cookies, by the way! I'm a bit addicted to candy corn. Or rather, I was, until I learned about corn syrup being made from black mold (which I'm allergic to).

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    1. We back up to woods so we don't even need to close the blinds, just keep to the back of the house, LOL.

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  2. That is a great collection of 'just once I wished' scenarios :-)

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    1. Thanks, I had a lot of fun with this prompt, as you can probably tell!

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  3. What I love about this is that it's a terrific window into your world, something we don't often get to see with people!

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    1. Don't know if it's a window into my world or my frustrations, but there it is!

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  4. PS: just once I wished this stupid comment interface would let me finish my sentence without crashing

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  5. ...and let me say what I have to say before I lose my mind!!!

    Great cookies! :-)

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  6. You are so creative with words. . . and recipes! I love how the pinwheel design adds so much character to these little turkeys!

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    1. Thank you, these really were a fun project and just the thing to start getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving.

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  7. Love this SOOOOO MUCH!! I can definitely relate to nearly all of them! LOL

    Those cookies are AWESOME!!!!!!!

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    1. Yes, quite a few people told me they read this one while nodding their head!

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  8. THAT is a great prompt for a SSS and you nailed it. The cookies are adorable! Where did you find that color of candy corn? I haven't seen that around in a long time. And candy corn is a weakness of mine….

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    1. The candy corn is something like S'Mores flavor. Didn't like the flavor but the colors worked.

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  9. Just once? ;) I've had many of those same thoughts!

    Those S'mores ones are one of my favs, but only if I eat a few at a time. They are very potent in flavor. Your turkeys are adorable. :)

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    1. Well, lets start with just once and we'll go from there!

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  10. My dream is to someday have every single piece of clothing in my house clean and put away. It'll never happen. Love the cookies - so creative and they look yummy!

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    1. No, it'll never happen but it's a nice dream, isn't it?

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  11. Great prompts and your replies. Just once I would like to say, I don't like sweets! that said; The cookies are adorable.

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    1. Thanks, Haralee. Made these more for the kids than the adults, but they really were fun to make.

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  12. Your Turkey treats are awesome! I too have come to the conclusion that I have allergies and they are NO fun!

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    1. I bet your kids would love making these turkey treats!

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  13. Those were great and the cookies are just adorable!

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    1. Thanks, Doreen, those were fun to write. Probably could have written 20 more!

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  14. I feel you on pretty much every one. I empathize. Group hug!

    These cookies are beyond cute! Absolutely beyond cute!

    You rocked this SSS.

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    1. Thanks, Jules. It was a fun post to write and they were fun cookies to make!

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  15. OMG...I love what you wrote. Just too funny...this is great! Just one I my son and hubby would stop arguing with me and let me run things the way I know it needs to be done before I lose my mind.

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    1. Ha, ha, great one, Karen. Thanks for the fun prompt!

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  16. This could be an ode to moms everywhere. Even though my mind is long gone, I have room in my stomach for those cute turkey cookies :)

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    1. I'm sure that wherever your mind has gone it's just there trying to keep mine company. You're such a good friend.

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  17. So funny Karen! I love reading these. As you can see I am getting caught up on the ones I have missed this morning!

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