Friday, October 26, 2018

The Case for Staycations: Funny Friday

Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Me!
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1. Child to himself: Go on vacation, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

2. Child to his mom: I know you don't want me to get sunburned, but doesn't this defeat the whole purpose of going to the beach?

3. Mom (in an eerie voice): You are the ghost of vacations past . . . Boo!
  Child to mom: This is what I get for going on vacation with you in October.

4. Child to mom: When I said I'd carry the towel down for you this wasn't exactly what I had in mind.

5. Child to mom: Really, mother, aren't we both a bit too old for peek-a-boo?

 And now for something yummy: 

Cinnamon Pecan Cookies with Caramel Apple Drizzle, a crispy lace cookie with a gooey caramel apple drizzle. | Recipe developed by | #recipe #cookies

Cinnamon Pecan Cookies with Caramel Apple Drizzle

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Cinnamon Pecan Cookies with Caramel Apple Drizzle

Ingredients (makes about 2 dozen giant cookies):
1 stick butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup cinnamon baking chips
1 cup quick oats
1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup pecans, chopped into small pieces

36 Werther's apple filled caramels, unwrapped
3 TBSP apple cider or apple juice

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
*Place the cinnamon baking chips into a food processor or coffee grinder and crush them to crumbs.
*Cream the butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg and crushed cinnamon baking chips. Mix in the quick oats, flour, salt and pecans.
*Drop batter by rounded teaspoon onto baking sheets, leaving plenty of room between the cookies.
*Bake 8 - 10 minutes, until they are thin and browned.
*Remove from the oven but keep on the parchment paper. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
*While the cookies are cooling, place the candies and apple cider into a bowl and microwave at 20 second intervals stirring well in between, until smooth. This will take about 2 minutes. Drizzle over the cookies. Refrigerate to harden.
*Store in an airtight container with parchment paper between cookies.


  1. Love the picture. Love the recipe. Love STAYCATIONS! We did one last year for our anniversary. We did some sightseeing in our own town and nearby towns. LOVEd it.
    :) gwingal

    1. Until recently I never would have thought of a staycation, but the truth is that there is a lot locally that I really have never explored.

  2. Mmm mmm those sound delicious!!
    LOL aren’t we too old for peek a boo

  3. I am still not ready for a starvation although there is a lot to do an hour or so away from us. Alana

    1. I'm not ready for starvation either, fortunately I don't vacation on Yom Kippur, LOL.

  4. Bwahahaha! I choose #1. No...#2. Oh who am I kidding?! They're all hilarious!!!


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