Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Kitty Litter Cake

            
Kitty Litter Cake
 
 I've been at parties where this was served, and  I can assure you that it's delicious... if you're brave enough to try it!  Would you?  Could you?  Now that's something to ponder! :-)
 
"You'll need a brand new kitty litter box, box liner and litter scoop as props to get the full effect with this cake!"  
 
Ingredients:
 
                    
Directions:
  1. Prepare cake mixes and bake according to package directions (any size pan).
  2. Prepare pudding according to package directions and chill until ready to assemble.
  3. Crumble sandwich cookies in small batches in a food processor, scraping often. Set aside all but 1/4 cup. To the 1/4 cup add a few drops of green food coloring and mix.
  4. When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with 1/2 of the remaining cookie crumbs, and the chilled pudding. You probably won't need all of the pudding, you want the cake to be just moist, not soggy.
  5. Line kitty litter box with the kitty litter liner. Put cake mixture into box.
  6. Put half of the unwrapped tootsie rolls in a microwave safe dish and heat until softened. Shape the ends so that they are no longer blunt, and curve the tootsie rolls slightly. Bury tootsie rolls randomly in the cake and sprinkle with half of the remaining cookie crumbs. Sprinkle a small amount of the green colored cookie crumbs lightly over the top.
  7. Heat 3 or 4 of the tootsie rolls in the microwave until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle lightly with some of the green cookie crumbs. Heat the remaining tootsie rolls until pliable and shape as before. Spread all but one randomly over top of cake mixture. Sprinkle with any remaining cookie crumbs. Hang the remaining tootsie roll over side of litter box and sprinkle with a few green cookie crumbs. Serve with the pooper scooper for a gross Halloween dessert.
Recipe by @ Allrecipes.com - Makes 20 servings

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I'm linking up with Brenda at BYG Adventures

where the word we are Pondering this week is "litter" 

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Haleigh's Moon

This awesome photograph was taken in Minnesota on October 8th
by eleven-year-old Haleigh B.  This story is written for her.
 
Haleigh often spent her weekends in a house close to the woods.  She loved to go for walks there on warm afternoons and cool Fall evenings.  But when the dark came the woods took on an eerie feeling with tree branches rustling in the wind and the sounds of animals moving about, and she stayed close to home. 
 
Haleigh liked to sit out in the backyard at night and watch the moon rise over the treetops.  She thought it was so beautiful, and she worked hard at capturing it just right with the camera on her phone.  People noticed that she was very good at this and told her that she should consider photography as a hobby, and maybe a career someday.
 
One night Haleigh stood outside waiting with her phone in hand to capture the huge full moon.  There was just enough mist in the air to make the sky glow softly around it as it rose.  As she stood watching in awe, Haleigh noticed something pale moving in the shadows at the edge of the woods, down near the ground, lurking among the trees. 
 
Suddenly whatever it was noticed her too, and came running straight toward her.  Haleigh stood there rigid, too afraid too move, too terrified to scream.  
 
The creature emerged from the shadows as the moon rose higher, and Haleigh was able to see it clearly just before it leaped into her arms...
  
 
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This was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are mist and moon.
If you enjoy writing, come and join us!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Two Shoes Tuesday #102 - Mist or Moon

Two Shoes Tuesdsay
 
Welcome to Two Shoes Tuesday...  a place for those who love to write!

There are two word prompts to choose from... you can use whichever one inspires you. You are not required to include them both. You do not have to include the prompt word, but please use it as the theme for your post. You are welcome to write a post for each prompt word, if you like. Posts unrelated to either word prompt will be deleted from the link list.

Your contribution must be in the form of an original poem, essay, or short story (fiction or non-fiction), and it must be a new piece - not something drawn from your other writings or archives.

Your link must go directly to your post for Two Shoes Tuesday, and somewhere in the post you must provide a link to Two Shoes Tuesday.  It doesn't need to be big or fancy, just a text or logo link at the end of your post will be fine. You can add a link anytime through next Monday. 

Please take some time to visit as many of the other TST participants as possible during the week, we all love feedback on our efforts!  Feel free to email me at jts.2000@yahoo.com if you have any questions.
 
The October 28th writing themes to choose from are mist and moon. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Two Shoes Tuesday Prompts for October 28th

~TWO SHOES TUESDAY~
Stories, poems and essays - original fiction and non-fiction 
 Your choice of themes for Tuesday, October 28th are: 
mist or moon
Find out more about Two Shoes Tuesday here
Put your thinking cap on ~ come and join us on Tuesday! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Toby Picks The Winner!

I'm sure you remember that everyone sharing a post at Two Shoes Tuesday for the past two weeks has been entered in a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card in celebration of the 100th Edition of Two Shoes Tuesday!  In the interest of being impartial, I decided to let Toby choose the winner. :-)
I took small squares of aluminum foil, one for each person who posted a link on Week #99, and one for each person who posted a link on Week #100.  I wrote a name on each square with a Sharpie, then crushed them into balls with the name on the inside.  I put all the balls in this candy dish and stirred them up. 
Then I called upon the services of my capable assistant Toby to choose the winning contestant.  He wasted no time in selecting one of the balls, picking it up with his mouth... and taking off down the hallway with it! :-)
Retrieving Toby and the foil ball of his choice, I handed the ball to Papa Bear, who had been overseeing the proceedings in the interest of fairness.  He opened the ball to discover....
Patricia at Patricia's Place
 is the official winner of the $100 Amazon.com gift card!
 
Congratulations Patricia! 
Send your email address to me at jts.2000@yahoo.com
and I'll send that gift card your way! :-)
 
A big THANK YOU to EVERYONE who participated in the contest and helped me
celebrate this Two Shoes Tuesday milestone.  Let's do it again for the 200th Edition!
 
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This post was written for Two Shoes Tuesday
where the theme choices this week are card and drawing.
If you enjoy writing, come and join us!