Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rounding out the Cabinet

I don't know why just Presidents have Cabinets. We all need to surround ourselves with experts, people who help us to navigate our daily lives, guide us as we make decisions, provide a much needed sounding board. In fact, we all do have these people in our lives, but do they know it? Do we tell them how much their council means on a daily basis? 

Well, truth is, some of the people we look to for guidance might take out a restraining order. But maybe that's just me.

No matter the consequences, I'm going to lay it all out. Loud and proud. Here are the people I look to on a daily basis. Or will. Once I'm President.

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Vice President (President of Vice): This has to be College Boy. He'll have marijuana decriminalized in a hot second.

Secretary of the Exterior: Hubs. And that to-do list is growing so he better hit the ground running.

Secretary of Steak: PurDude will do the honors. And nothing will go to waste.

Attorney General: My mom. A clear sense of right and wrong (and the patience of a saint). I'm telling you right now you all better behave or she'll put you in a time out. Although, knowing mom, she'll probably feed you while you're there.

And now that the blatant nepotism is out of the way, lets round out the cabinet:

Secretary of Energy: Every mama knows that nobody has more energy than a toddler. Any toddler. I don't have toddlers any more so I'll just draft that little cutie up the street. I'm sure her parents won't mind. After all, it's an honor.

And I'll feed her plenty of sugar. That energy will be boundless. I'll start baking now.
Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookie Cups, an impressive holiday treat made with just 3 store bought ingredients | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #holiday #dessert

Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookie Cups
Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookie Cups, an impressive holiday treat made with just 3 store bought ingredients | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #holiday #dessert

Chief of Staph: Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd. Or Dr. Jack Shephard. I'll take either Patrick Dempsey or Matthew Fox. Either way, send all infections to them. 

Secretary of Treasury: This one's a no-brainer, I select Jed Clampett. Start digging, Jed. We're all waiting for our gusher.

Secretary of transportation: Captain Montgomery Scott. Because we all want to be able to say "beam me up, Scotty." 

Secretary of Labor: Michelle Duggar. Hasn't she had like about a bazillion kids? Seems to me that no one has more experience with labor than Michelle.

Secretary of Defense: Chuck Norris. 'Nuff said.

Secretary of Education: Welcome back, Kotter.

Homeland Security: I was thinking The Cowardly Lion because lions are the king of the forest, but that whole "cowardly" thing has me feeling worried so I think I'll go with King Kong.

Secretary of Agriculture: I wonder if I can have one person run two departments. Because I think College Boy can do both Vice and Agriculture. They're closely related after all. I mean, once he legalizes marijuana, I'm sure he'll be happy to be sure there are amber waves of grain above the fruited plain.

I better warn PurDude, with all that legal pot, we're gonna need a lot more steak. And cheetos.

Did I forget anyone?

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Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookie Cups
Printable Recipe
1 (16.5 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookie roll
1/2 package (16 oz) Nestle Toll House refrigerated dark chocolate peppermint cookie dough 
12 Andes or 12 Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 12 cup cupcake pan.
*Open sugar cookie roll and cut into 12 even slices. With your finger, press one slice into and up the sides of each well in the prepared cupcake pan.
*Take 12 squares of the chocolate peppermint cookie dough and form each into a ball, then flatten slightly and place each into one of the sugar cookie cups.
*Bake for 20 minutes.
*Remove from oven. 
*Immediately put a mint candy into the center of each cookie cup.
*If using an Andes, once it melts, use a knife to spread the melted candy around the center of the cookie cup. 
*If using the kisses, you can spread them around with a knife once melted or leave as is.
*Gently run a knife around the edge of each cookie cup, then allow to set until cool until removing from the pan.


  1. Love this! Great cabinet appointees. Thanks for the morning laugh!!

  2. Too Funny. There are under secretaries and ambassadors to appoint that could add more nepotism or not! Those cookies look easy and yummy. Not fair! I think a new tax should be placed on easy to make recipes that might hinder those of us trying to watch our sweet intake.

    1. Oh, oops, my bad (on the easy recipe thing). If you'd like to be considered as an ambassador (I know what a wonderful breast cancer ambassador you already are), I'd be happy to talk to you.

  3. LOL! Scotty, Chuck Norris, and Mr Kotter for the win! What - no spot for Donald Trump? Can he head up Dept of Immigration? :-)

  4. I'm voting for you and your cookies. Nothing could be easier! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  5. I want the FDA because I will get to taste test everything! I would vote for you anytime...especially if you're going to legalize marijuana.


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