Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Triple Hit Brownies

I'm baking for an upcoming bake sale and I thought I would share the recipe for the most amazing bake sale goodie ever.

Triple Hit Brownies

1 boxed brownie mix (9x13 size)
and all the ingredients to whip that up... I use the extra egg version, but that is me, I like a more cake-y brownie.

Follow the directions on the box and bake the brownie mix up in a 9x 13. About 2 minutes before it is finished cover the brownies with a bag (10.5 ounce) of mini marshmallows. Return to the oven for those last few minutes. Allow to cool completely.

After your brownies are cool mix the following ingredients over low heat:

1 and 1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter

When the mixture is smooth remove from the heat and stir in 2 cups crisped rice cereal. Spread or glop the mixture over the marshmallow layer. Allow to set. (I put mine in the fridge.) Cut only after the bars are cold or you will have a mess on your hands. A delicious mess, but a mess!

Go ahead. Say it. Goddess. Goddess. Goddess!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WFMW: Teacher Appreciation

2, 4, 6, 8
Who do we appreciate?
Teachers! Teachers!!

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Your child's teacher will feel so appreciated if you remember him or her in a special way.

I usually treat my boys' teachers (and assistants) to a special homemade treat. They tell me what to bake and I bake it and deliver it.

This year I am also helping the PTO at A and D's school come up with some ideas to brighten each day. For instance we might give out little snack bags of chips with a note attached that reads, "You're all that and a bag of chips." Another idea might be to wrap up a can of soup with a note that says, "Thanks for being soup-er!"

The teachers will also enjoy one breakfast and one lunch, courtesy of the PTO. Plus we'll have giveaways. I'd also like to see us put out a banner in the cafeteria so the kids can do a little teacher appreciation graffiti.

Any teacher would love a note of heart-felt appreciation.

Thanking a teacher works for me. Find out what works for other bloggers over at Shannon's blog, Rocks in My Dryer!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ice Cream, Anyone?

Who doesn't love ice cream?
I just entered a contest over at Table for Five. The winner receives a year's supply of Reddi-wip and Ben and Jerry's. Mmmm. Whipped cream and ice cream. Gotta have something to enjoy while wearing my flip flops!
You have until April 29th to get over there and enter for yourself!

Flip Flop Mama!

I've never liked flip flops. I really hate anything stuck between my toes. And I don't really like looking at my ugly feet. Like I said, I'm not a huge fan of flip flops.
Now, I always buy my boys a new pair for the summer. There was even a post last summer about S' flip flops, but I've not owned a pair since high school... at least.

I really want something easy for the trips to the pool and beach, but I just can't bring myself to waddle around (because that is how I walk with plastic shoved between my toes) with flip flops.

My friend, Susan (the one that lives close to me) and my teaching assistant, Patty, both tell me that I just need to buy better flops that use ribbon or cloth for the thingie between the toe. Yeah, right.
Then I found these. Notice the ribbon between the toe thingie. Notice the cushy sole. (There is even some tread on that sole). And, I might add that this is the first thing I've ever bought that is Carolina Girl. (For those of you out of the state of SC that means it has the palmetto tree and crescent moon on it.)
And, extra bonus... these exactly match my bathing suit... chocolate brown and turquoise. (The pic isn't great. The suit really is brown and the dots are tiny. And my hair isn't that long. :) )

I guess I'm going to be a Flip Flop Mama, after all!

(I bought the flops at a local shop, but I did find them online at How cool is that?!)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

WFMW: Put a Hamper on Animal Abundance!

Too many stuffed animals roaming the closets and floors of your family zoo? Put a hamper on animal abundance! Take the stuffed animals out of those "holding cages" (re: laundry baskets or other flat, open box) and move them to new, more secure "habitats" (re:hampers).

Each one of my zookeepers (re: sons) now has a stand up hamper like this one for his stuffed animals. No more animal escapage!! (The vertical walls and lid might have something to do with that...) The three habitats stand nicely in along the short wall of the closet, ahem, I mean zoo.
Please leave a comment and then head on over to Rocks in My Dryer for more WFMW tips.

Saturday, April 12, 2008