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Guess Who’s Here?!

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So what do you think is missing from this picture? Clue, it is not cowboy boots, they just got cut off from the picture.

Give up?? How about these!!

The chicks are here!!

Aren’t they cute?! I know, everyone says they are mean and stinky when they grow up. We did pick from a group of rather docile breeds so hopefully they will be ok. The stinky part will be my husband’s job! He has been working on their pen so I’ll try to show up some updates on that later this week. The fun part is that we aren’t exactly sure which breeds we got. We just know they are all females.

None of them are Silkies. Do you know HOW HARD it is to purchase one or two chickens??? Um near impossible. I did however call up California and spoke with the people who sold Tori Spelling her chicken. They can send me two but it will cost me about $100.00. That seems to be the norm for having chickens shipped. AHH!!! But not to worry. I will have my Silkie. It is kind of nice having a few $1.99 chicks that I can test drive my farmer skills on. So far all 6 of them seems to be doing very well!!

Back to the picture of me. Don’t you love that red dress? It is super comfortable! unfortunately, it is not mine 😦 My friends and I were modeling clothes for a Fashion Show that benefits our local domestic violence shelter. We wore CAbi clothes. I’d love to purchase some of their clothes. They are high quality and made with a woman’s body in mind, but a bit steep in price. Ahhh dreams! Don’t you love the hippie braids in my hair? I think braids are going to be really popular this year. I have a bunch of new dos I’ve pinned on Pinterest I’ll be trying out in the near future.

Speaking of dos, I love this…

How pretty is that? This is my friend’s hair for one of the outfits she wore for the show. I think I’ll be getting a scarf or two for Spring for sure!

So remember last week when I shared my bounty from TJ Maxx? I wanted to share with you today a few pics of just how wonderful those Spaa meals are!

This box meal costs $2.99. The ingredients are all legible and delicious.

Doesn’t it look so yummy?? And it was so yummy!!!

I just added two servings of shrimp to my meal that I cooked quickly in coconut oil. I also added some peanuts and green onion. Just an FYI, this cannot be a vegetarian meal because I believe all of the sauces contain anchovies (if you’re smugging your nose at the sound of anchovies, don’t worry you can’t tell!). These dishes all have some heat to them. If you see a package, I would try them out!

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Peanut Butter Who?

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First, let’s start completely off topic. Let’s talk about my hair.

Pretty cool huh?? So easy to do if you have long hair! Just part your hair like you’re going to do pigtails, braid them and tie each end off. And then take each braid and tie them in a knot. If you have long, long hair like I do, knot them again. Then just tuck the ties in, underneath the braids and secure with bobby pins. If you have super thick hair like I do, you really should invest in the mega size pins. They are the best!

Now about this peanut butter thing… My son I was responsible for bringing in snack to his school. I had planned on making peanut butter blossoms but substituting the peanut butter cookie part and making them with sugar cookie. WELL, I got a little busy with the Pirate Party Planning that I lost my mind and bought stuff to make peanut butter blossoms instead of checking to see if I had everything I needed for sugar cookies. Crap! That is totally not the word I used at the time. I mean it wasn’t a huge deal because I was pretty sure I had everything on hand for sugar cookies but I was annoyed that I had not put together a plan for the sugar cookies. Don’t worry, the peanut butter will get used up in no time! Once I settled down, I had an oh duh epiphany! BISCOFF!!

That’s right! Biscoff Blossoms!

What? Were you expecting them to be brown? Look, by now we both know I’m not completely normal! Wouldn’t these be great for St. Patty’s Day? I’m starting to love the idea of Biscoff. Not only is it super amazing in taste, but  families with nut allergies could use it as a substitution in so many things! My kids don’t have peanut allergy, but since I was sending them into a roomful of kids that I don’t know, I thought I’d be safe. And what the heck, Biscoff is super good too!!

Don’t like the green?? No worries, it is exactly the same color as peanut butter blossoms.

See I'm totally normal!

I modified a recipe I found in this container of Hershey recipes I received for Christmas a while back.

1 bag of Hershey’s Kisses, I used Hugs

3/4 cups Biscoff

1/2 cup shortening

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 egg

2-3 tablespoons milk (I started with two but towards the end added another splash because my mix was too dry)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

granulated sugar, I used green sugar sprinkles

Heat oven 375. Get your kids to unwrap your chocolates. I only used about 30-35.

In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt, set aside

In a large bowl, beat Biscoff and shortening with mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add both sugars and beat until fluffy.  Add egg, milk, vanilla, beat for about a minute. Slowly beat  in flour mixture. If needed this is where I added a little extra milk, start small and add a tiny bit more until it has a nice thick doughy consistency.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Press top with additional sprinkles, place on an ungreased cookie sheet. I used a pan with a silicone mat on it. If you don’t have one of these, they are so nice and not real expensive. Get one.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. When done remove from oven and press a chocolate in the center of each cookie. Cool cookies on a wire rack. My Hugs melted slightly but when they cooled they retained a small peak.

Enjoy!!

Valentine’s Day Pre Game

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So I know it isn’t even February, but I am breaking out the Valentine’s Day goodies early this year. Early for me anyways. What normally happens is that I wait until February to think about it, and then my son’s birthday, which happens to be February 13th consumes me so I do nothing for Valentine’s Day except promise myself I’ll do something next year.

Well next year is finally here! Today I happened to have a free day at home with my son but I kept us both very busy.

First things first. Before we hit the road, I tried out this little hair do I found on Pinterest.

Not too shabby??

Yes, I totally agree I need to work on taking better pictures of the back of my head!!

So anyways, after dropping my daughter off at school, my little man and I stopped out to the store for a few supplies.

Supplies, Check

Normally he isn’t the shopping type, but hearing that we were going to buy stuff like marshmallows, candy and chocolates, he was ok with it. Although he only likes the ingredients separately. After opening everything up, I melted down the chocolate and got down to business. First up was the marshmallow sucker pops.

Give them a little chocolate glue.

The steps are pretty self-explanatory. However, if you have never melted chocolate though, be sure to reduce the heat to 50% on your microwave and stir often, you don’t want to over heat the chocolate.  I did some pops with both dark chocolate and white chocolate. As soon as you dip one, sprinkle them or add candies, don’t give the chocolate time to harden.

Voila

The next step I was attempting was to make double stuffed cookie pops. Unfortunately on the first attempt the cookie broke into pieces. So I did what any totally awesome mom would do, I gave it to my son ate it. Not to worry, the second cookie fell apart as well. I did offer him that one but he wasn’t interested. (moments like this, I’m not exactly sure he is mine 😉 ).

So I managed to get one cookie to actually not fall apart on me and I immediately thought, why bother? And made the rest sans sticks.

Still yummy!

I also threw in a few graham cracker sticks for good measure.

It took a lot of self-control not to eat all of these on the spot, but I knew we would soon be meeting up with Zoya from House of Diminishing Expectations and her daughter for lunch at Cool Cravings. Zoya and I have been working on our newly made blogs together, so I took her some of our pops and cookies to show my gratitude for all her help!

I have had Cool Cravings before when they catered a few meetings I attended, however this was the first time I’ve been to their restaurant. I think we were all impressed with their atmosphere. There was a good mix of teens, young and older adults all enjoying themselves. But what was more exciting was the food! Cool Cravings is a restaurant that specializes in soups, salads, wraps and sweet desserts.

I had the taco salad and a small bowl of the soup special of the day, creamy potato bacon! Does that seem like an odd combination? I think so but they were both so good! I know it is hard to see, the taco salad had a zesty ranch dressing in there too! Yummy with a mild kick. This was the half salad portion by the way.

Melty Cheese on Chili!

My son’s PB&J came with tortilla chips and a choice of ice cream or cookies. He really isn’t a sweets fan so I helped him pick out two to share with his sister later.

Peanut Butter and Iced Sugar Cookies!

Don’t worry, I nibbled a little off each to make sure they were safe 😉

Well hopefully your day was as sweet as mine!