Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Early Halloween Treats

for your next Halloween party... don't cheat - read it and THEN look at photo at bottom...c'mon, you can do it...monitor that self control...


Kitty Litter Cake


CAKE INGREDIENTS:

1 box spice or German chocolate cake
! mix1 box of white cake mix
1 package white sandwich cookies
1 large package vanilla instant pudding mix
A few drops green food coloring
12 small Tootsie Rolls or equivalent

SERVING "DISHES AND UTENSILS"

1 NEW cat-litter box
1 NEW cat-litter box liner
1 NEW pooper scooper

1) Prepare and bake cake mixes, according to directions, in any size pan. Prepare pudding and chill. Crumble cookies in small batches in blender or food processor. Add a few drops of green food coloring to 1 cup of cookie crumbs. Mix with a fork or shake in a jar. Set aside.

2) When cakes are at room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with half of the remaining cookie crumbs and enough pudding to make the mixture moist but not soggy. Place liner in litter box and pour in mixture.

3) Unwrap 3 Tootsie Rolls and heat in a microwave until soft and pliable. Shape the blunt ends into slightly curved point s. Repeat with three more rolls. Bury the rolls decoratively in the cake mixture. Sprinkle remaining white cookie crumbs over the mixture, then scatter green crumbs lightly over top.

4) Heat 5 more Tootsie Rolls until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle with crumbs from the litter box. Heat the remaining Tootsie Roll until pliable an d hang it over the edge of the box. Place box on a sheet of newspaper and serve with scooper. Enjoy!

(I know - totally disgusting in appearance, but TELL ME this wouldn't make a hit with your kids and even a few adults!)

Where DO they come up with things like this, anyway? Is this something kids 'cook up', or are their parents this warped.

...makes me wish I'd thought of it when my son was younger - lol. Hm...but then...there are those social functions he has as an adult, and someday he'll have kids of his own, so Grandma could conceivably send the child to school with something like this.

an oldie but goodie from Kris Starr

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
A set of screwdrivers,
A cordless drill, and
A black lace bra..

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
One friend who
Always makes her Laugh...
And one
Who lets her cry...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
A good piece of furniture
Not previously owned by
Anyone else in her family...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE
Eight matching plates,
Wine glasses with stems,
And a recipe for a meal that will
Make her guests feel honored.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...
A feeling of control over
Her destiny...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
How to fall in love
Without losing herself...
Amen

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
How to quit a Job
Break up with a lover
And confront a friend without ruining the friendship

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
When to try harder... And
WHEN TO WALK AWAY.

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
That she can't change
The length of her calves,
The width of her hips, or
The nature of her parents...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
That her childhood
May not have been
Perfect..but;
Its over...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
What she would and
Wouldn't
Do for love or more...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
How to live alone...
Even if
She doesn't like it...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
Whom she can trust,
Whom she can't,
And why she shouldn't
Take it personally...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
Where to go...
Be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
Or a charming inn in the woods...
When her soul needs soothing... !

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...
What she can and can't accomplish
In a day...
A month..
And a year...

...thanks to Alexis Fleming for the cat photos

market news from Cynthia Sterling - this was in my newsletter (you can sign up for a weekly one from her):


November 1 is the deadline to enter the Writer's Digest popular fiction contest. The entry fee is $12.50 and stories of no more than 4000 words may be entered in the following categories: romance, mystery/crime fiction, science fiction/fantasy, thriller/suspense and horror. The grand prize is $2500. For more information, go to http://fwpubs. sparklist. com/t/2106134/ 3613268/1550/ 0/ or http://tinyurl. com/y8n8ae.

You can subscribe to Cynthia's newsletter at CynthiaSterling-subscribe@Yahoo.com.

...and how about this for inspiration?

Janet sent me a news clipping about a state writers' conference that was recently held. Seems the group, the Kansas Authors Club, had invited a special guest, a man believed to be the state's oldest living, working writer, R. Waldo McBurney, but the gentleman had already been invited to Washington, DC to be honored as the oldest living beekeeper. Check out one of his books, My First Hundred Years, A Look Back From the Finish Line.

Have a great weekened, everyone!

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10 Comments:

At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Lauren said...

What I love is how they have to specify to get a new kitty litter pan and scoop.

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger April said...

That is too funny. It would be a great practical joke too. Could you imagine your friends faces if you just started eating the kitty litter without telling them? Bring out the straight jackets! :-)

 
At 4:22 AM, Blogger Cathie said...

Oh Lyn ROFL!!! I got to show this to my 20 year old daughter. She loves to cook and loves cat (but I won't let her have her cat back cuz it became mine LOL) but I was laughing the more I read!! Thanks for making my day!!

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

What I love is how they have to specify to get a new kitty litter pan and scoop. OMG - ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!

Glad ya'll enjoyed the 'recipe'. *snicker*

 
At 9:31 PM, Blogger Merry said...

To this day, my family refers to one of my recipes as "Cat-Poop Cookies." The recipe is the famous No-Bake cookies. Husband saw them cooling on the counter and thought the cat had pooped in little piles!

No-Bake Cookies

2 cups sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick oatmeal, uncooked
Boil sugar, butter, cocoa and milk for one minute (or a bit longer). Add vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal. Drop by teaspoonful onto wax paper to cool. Work quickly—mixture can harden in the pan!

They're really good and actually fairly healthy for ya.

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

oh, I've been looking for this one! - THANKS! *ggg* cat poop cookies

 
At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Doug said...

OMG. That cake.

So why can't I just run the old litter pan and scoop through the dishwasher and use that?

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger Mechele Armstrong said...

LOL especially on what Lauren pointed out. I clean the litter box. Don't know if I could ever eat it. 'nuff said.

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger Lyn Cash said...

Doug, only you - lol. But it's logical, isn't it?

hehehe, Michele - I'm one of those who can gag if you just say the word, so...what do I know...

 
At 6:48 PM, Blogger Shesawriter said...

Gee, Lyn,

Just what I needed to see. Cat poop. LOL!

 

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