Friday, March 4, 2016

Secret Subject Swap: Straws and Balls and Weenies

Welcome to the March Secret Subject Swap. This month 14 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. Read through mine and at the bottom you’ll find links to all of today’s other Secret Subject participants.

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My subject is: Think of eleven uses for a drinking straw - except drinking!
It was submitted by: Shannon of My Brain on Kids.

Now I love you Shannon, after all these years I think you know I do. And you also know I think you're one of the funniest writers in the blogosphere. I don't pretend to understand how your brain works, if I did I'd probably steal your thoughts and be better at it myself (did I really put that in writing?) but really? Eleven? What kind of a number is eleven? You really couldn't have a little sympathy and let me stop at ten?

And uses for a drinking straw? Who do you think I am? McGyver? Yeah, I've heard of McGyver. From my grandma . . .

OK, this is supposed to be a challenge and a challenge it is. So I'm going to come up with eleven uses for drinking straws if it kills me.

Well:

1) You could use them to poke your balls and weenies. You know, in case you're out of toothpicks.



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Fruited BBQ Meatballs, Crokpot or Stove Top: These tasty meatballs are so versitile, they can be served as an appetizer or a main course. Recipe includes directions for cooking in the crockpot or on the stove top | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #dinner #appetizer





2) We've all had them. Blogging emergencies. Inspiration hits, laptop is sitting there and open, but your nails are wet. Good thing you've got your trusty friend Mr. Straw.

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3) Laundry is never fun. But admit it, there are certain items we sometimes don't even want to touch. Like the underwear that's been sitting under your kid's bed for who knows how long.

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4) Don't cry over spilled milk. Quick, grab those straws and contain it.

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5) Emergency. You're all out of chopsticks!

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6) Men: having a hard time keeping that lovely {{gag}} man-bun in place? Straw to the rescue.

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7) Women: want to gouge your eyes out after seeing yet another man bun? Straw to the rescue.


What? you thought I was going to show you a picture of that?

8) You could . . . no . . . that one might be illegal.

9) "Touch your candy? No, I did not lay a single finger on your candy. And honestly, I'm offended that you'd accuse me."


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10) Sitting on the couch feeling guilty for skipping the gym this morning? No problem, you can make your own barbells.

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11) And finally, since it's an election year, it doesn't make sense to leave out . . .

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 . . . the straw pole. Get it? No? Well blame Shannon. Told you she should have put me out of my misery at ten.

Now that, my friends, was a challenge. What would you have come up with?


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:


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Fruited BBQ Meatballs, Crockpot or Stove Top
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Printable Recipe 

NOTE: This recipe can be served as an appetizer or as a main course.
 
Ingredients (makes about 40):
1 1/2 cups apricot jam
1 (18 oz) bottle BBQ sauce
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried apricots
2# lean ground beef
1 egg
3 TBSP dried minced onion
2 TBSP season salt

Directions:
*Chop the dried apricots and cranberries into very small pieces.
*In crockpot on high or in a pot on the stove on medium, mix the apricot jam and the BBQ sauce and allow the jam to melt into the sauce. Stir now and then.
*In a bowl, mix the ground beef, egg, minced onion, season salt and chopped fruits. It's best to mix with your hands and don't over mix.
*Form the meat mixture into approximately 1 inch balls. Gently drop the meatballs into the sauce. Reduce heat to low for crockpot or medium low for a pot on the stove.
*STOVE: allow meatballs to simmer in the sauce for 1/3 hour, then gently move the meatballs in the bottom of the pot to the top and those that were on the top to the bottom. Simmer another 1/2 hour or until all the meatballs are fully cooked.
*CROCKPOT: allow the meatballs to simmer for 2 hours, gently move them around in the crockpot so those on the bottom move to the top. Simmer 2 more hours, m,ove the meatballs around again, then simmer up to 2 more hours or until the meatballs are fully cooked.


28 comments:

  1. Not sure I could have thought of one. Thanks for the laugh

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    1. This one was definitely harder than you'd think.

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  2. omg I'm crying. lol I'm so glad you got this. You did a way better job than I would have done on my own question! Seriously, what a perfect way to start a Friday. <3 you my friend!

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    1. I have to admit I did freak out a bit when I got this one. But I got into this Secret Subject Swap thing for the challenge and this was definitely a challenge.

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  3. Now that's stretching the creative juices. Your list was amazing. I doubt if I could have come up with more than a couple.

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  4. Snoopy's weigh lifting thingie is my favorite! Very cute!
    Eleven is ten plus a bonus, and you did great!
    There is this Halloween gummy worm recipe where you pour jello in a bunch of straws. The tricky thing is getting it out, once it's firm. It does look cool, though.
    Happy weekend, I say you deserve a straw to enjoy your cocktail now!

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    1. I definitely deserve a straw in my cocktail!

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  5. OMG...I was trying to think of one use before I even read the rest of your post and I was at a loss. Great list and I laughed out loud and the balls and wenie one, LOL.

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  6. I am so proud of you for working in a man bun! I know how much you love them!! LOL

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    1. Well, if you didn't know before, that "gouge your eyes out" thing would be a good hint, LOL.

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  7. This was the perfect prompt for you. VERY creative uses for a straw, ha-ha!

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  8. Listen... I'm not happy about this delicious meatball recipe. (check my blog Sunday. You'll understand.)

    Thank you so so much for these laughs, and these creative straw uses. Also, you're a fibber. I grew up watching MacGyver. Loved him. I'm sure you watched him too! Right?!

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  9. 11 uses for a straw... I would have still been sitting here trying to come up with three. But seriously, the man bun!! OMG I laughed out loud

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    1. I seriously have no idea how I came up with all of those.

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  10. Yup. Spit water all over my screen. Now I need straws to contain the mess. And a set of those barbells may help as well . . .

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    1. Good thing I gave you that hint about using straws to contain the mess, then!

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  11. I swear Karen you never cease to amaze me! That was absolutely Rock Star status! I loved it Straw Poll haha! I'm late, but always here. Off to check out the others.

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    1. Yeah, I was really stretching with this one. I did like the straw pole one too!

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  12. It looks like that last straw is a stripper on a pole...

    And I kinda wanna know WTF is illegal.

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    1. HA. Stripper straw. Why didn't I think of that?

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  13. Haha...such a cute post, Karen!!


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  14. The universe makes me wait to read these challenges at just the right time, every time. I'm dying of laughter over here. Much needed after day 2 of horrendous headache causing congestion. And those meatballs...making me some this weekend!

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    1. Love when the universe aligns in our favor. Glad you enjoyed this one.

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