Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Mom Bowls

Some members of my family have been busy watching the College Bowls. For those of you who are athletically challenged (or easily bored) like I am, let me explain the system to you as best I can.

From what I understand, a College Bowl game is a football game that isn’t on the teams’ schedule, it’s a post-season invitational. More like a beauty pageant than a sports rivalry. There are games that are considered more prestigious and viewed as play-offs between better teams. Think Miss Congeniality. The rest seem to be an attempt to fill time between commercials.

I may not be a football player, but I’ve maintained a home and been a Mom for a while now, and I’ve been involved in a few post-season invitationals myself over the years. So here’s a list of MY Bowl moments:

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The Home Based Bowls:
The Dust Bowl: No one’s playing cause who’s got time? This is an easy bowl to ignore.
The Laundry Bowl: No winner here. You can play the game but the next day you end up playing all over again.
The Toilet Bowl: The never ending bowl. You play round after round but no one wants to be called the winner.
The “I Hate Dinner” Bowl: Winner goes to bed hungry.

The Childcare Bowls:
The Enema Bowl: Sorry, game canceled. We need to evacuate the field.
The Diaper Rash Bowl: The competition is raw.
The Ipecac Bowl: This challenge is a god old-fashioned throw down (up).
The Disrespect Bowl: Everyone loses because no one follows the rules.
The Where’d it Go Bowl: Everything disappears; first the concessions, then the players.

Popovers, loved by all in my family

The “Letter” Bowls:
The MYOB Bowl: We won’t be divulging who the players are.
The BYOB Bowl.  Best. Bowl. Ever. The fans win!

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Printable Recipe

Ingredients (for 12):
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
6 thin slices of butter

*Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
*Spray the muffin tins with cooking spray.
*Put 1/2 slice of butter in each tin.
*Whisk eggs. Whisk in milk, then flour and salt.
*Put the muffin tin into the preheated oven and watch carefully. Leave there until the butter melts.
*Remove the muffin tin from the oven and move it around a little so the butter swirls around in the bottom of the tins.
*Quickly fill the tins with the batter and return to oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
*DO NOT OPEN OVEN at all during cooking or they'll fall.   


  1. Very clever! I think some of those bowls are played at my house! We don't have our satellite anymore, and I have been hearing whining from my husband pretty much nonstop about his lack of football to view. Poor baby.

    1. My husband and one of my sons watch most of them. I figure it keeps them busy and out of my way, so I guess I'm all for them.

  2. LOL ~ I was just about to comment that at least it keeps them out of your way when I saw your above response...
    I love the "I Hate Dinner" Bowl...if only!


  3. The laundry bowl and the toilet bowl are the most played games in our house! Funny post, Karen!

  4. I'm a toilet bowl girl myself. Go Toilets!

  5. ROFLOL!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! I think the MYOB Bowl would be my favorite! LOL
    And I think even *I* might be able to make the popovers! ;)

    1. I like the last two best myself. Stacy, anyone can make popovers!

  6. Ah, love the the BYOB bowl! You know the toilet bowl is a big one at my house. Too many times a season, the woman Ref is screaming out her calls and hand (or finger) motions! I'm reading this to the man, and all he can say is, "Those popovers look good!" BTW, our home team did lose our bowl game. Boo :(

    1. Sorry about your team but you're still personally eligible for the BYOB bowl. I thought you might appreciate that one!

  7. The Mom Bowls - funny. I've been playing this entire time and had no idea. My favorite bowl is the MYOB. My family loves popovers so I will be trying this recipe :P
    Jae Mac, I'm Just Sayin'...(Damn!)

    1. I think we've all been playing in these bowls a lot longer than we knew!

  8. Very cute post, I love it. I also love your popovers, they look yummy!

    1. The popovers are great, they disappear as soon as I make them.

  9. Good lord. I first read this as, "here's my list of BOWEL movements". Hah! I'm sure you could whip up a great recipe for those ;)

    1. I promise you, here and now, that I have no intention of EVER going there!

  10. Loving all those bowls, they brought tears to my eyes, ha ha ha.

  11. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I can't stop laughing! This is SOOO freaking funny Karen! I love it and you!

  12. The enema bowl? LOL!!! I'm starting to worry about you Karen, lol!

  13. Looks delish.

    How about the whine bowl where the object of the game is to get mom and dad to drink and entire bottle in a few minutes.

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    1. Just had to poke a little fun at all those Bowl games!

  15. I have been wanting to give these a try. Thanks so much for sharing them on Manic Monday! @BobbisKozyKtchn

    1. They are the simplest things, but everyone in my house loves them. Hope you do too.


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