Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Return on Your Deposit


Prosciutto Mozzarella Bites, crunchy on the outside, salty prosciutto and melted herb mozzarella on the inside. | recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #appetizer

No deposit, no return has taken on a whole new meaning. Because apparently, in South Korea anyway, a whole new type of deposit can now bring a return. And best of all, it's a monetary return.
There's a whole new way to recycle, and this version has nothing to do with bottles and cans.

It seems, I learned from my good friend Twitter, that when the poop isn't hitting the fan, it could be hitting the bank account. A much more palatable (sorry) outcome, no?
Let me go back to the beginning. I was visiting Twitter, as I do most days, and was checking out the "what's happening" feature. They offer enticing little tidbits and, although many of the trending hashtags are nothing new, like the daily version of #MattGaetzIsAPervert (duh, who doesn't already know that?) or #MarjorieTaylorGreeneIsSoStupid (yeah, knew that one too) sometimes an item catches my attention. 
This time it was a news story that had me clicking:

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Food and books in return for generating power naturally? I'd consider that my environmental doody duty. 
But I needed to know more. And the tweets from Insider Asia had some of the scoop on the poop:

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Let me just say that I've been to South Korea. Sadly, it was before this whole deposit for currency thing came along. 'Cause if it meant a little extra spending money, I just might have been interested in taking a university course. A night class probably. After, you know, a big meal. If you're gonna do this, after all, you don't want to risk performance anxiety.
I do have a few questions, though. OK, more than a few. I'll spare you the more graphic ones like about how volume or viscosity might affect the size of the return. But there are also questions about logistics. Like do you have to be a student, or can anyone who's environmentally conscious contribute?
How quickly is the pay out of this Ggool currency? Can you only use it in that one store? Can you trade it on the stock market? Or is there maybe a Ggool brown black market for this type of green? 
What if I disagree with the amount I'm awarded, can I appeal? Is there an official turd review panel?    
Do they pass out free nose plugs at the door? After all, ordure can be difficult on those of us who are, shall we say, scent sensitive? Oh, and is there a time limit in there, or can you bring a magazine? Do you wait in line? Sign up for a time slot? And, a very important safety question, there are no matches allowed in the vicinity, right?

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Now you might think that I couldn't possibly share a recipe after spending this whole post talking about poop. After all, the subject could very well put you off your feed (so to speak). 
But I am adding a recipe, and you should try it. Because chances are we aren't that far behind South Korea in their rather unorthodox innovation. And if they've proven anything, it's that in more ways than we all could have imagined, it appears that food really is fuel. Or produces fuel, with which we could buy food, to create more fuel, to buy more food . . .

Prosciutto Mozzarella Bites, crunchy on the outside, salty prosciutto and melted herb mozzarella on the inside. | recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #appetizer
Prosciutto Mozzarella Bites

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Prosciutto Mozzarella Bites        

Printable Recipe

6 oz thin sliced prosciutto
6 oz mini herb marinated mozzarella cheese balls 
1 tube crescent pastry sheet
OPT: Homemade Marinara for serving 

*Preheat oven to 375 degrees and place a piece of tin foil onto the oven shelf where you'll put your muffin tins. Grease 24 mini muffin tin wells.
*Place 12 mini marinated mozzarella balls on a paper towel and cut each in half. Cut the prosciutto slices into 24 pieces. Wrap each prosciutto pieces around a mozzarella ball half.
*Unroll the tube of pastry dough to about an 8 X 12 rectangle. Cut into 24 pieces, about 2 inches by 2 inches.
*Place a prosciutto wrapped cheese ball onto each dough square. Using your hands, roll them into balls, making sure the prosciutto wrapped cheese is fully encased inside, then put one into each mini muffin tin well.
*Place the muffin tins on the tin foil in the oven (some of the mozzarella may ooze while baking) and bake for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the bites to pop out of the pans.
*OPT: serve with warm marinara for dipping.


  1. So many thing to say, but I am too pooped.

  2. Thanks for the education this morning.

    1. I need to see your face when you say that to be sure, but I'm guessing that's a bit of sarcasm.

  3. Oh. My Gosh. That is all.
    Carol Cassara

  4. These look delicious, not the subject matter though lol.

    1. Yeah, have to admit it was hard working a recipe into this one.

  5. A humorous twist on a crap Idea! Thanks for the giggle

  6. It's good to know it goes to a good cause rather than muck up the ocean. Glad I now know.

  7. With my slowing digestive system, I might not get too many credits from this. All I can say is "just wow". Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

  8. Man, what they can't do these days. #2 Son would make a mint, and spend it all on noodle cups.

  9. I thought what the hell as I read also thought nice..................

  10. Totally willing to make a deposit. Where do I . . . go . . .

    1. LOL, so glad so many of my friends are getting into the spirit of this one!


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