Monday, May 9, 2011

Symfully Sweet, Whatever Day it is...

My deepest apologies to all those who were actually on the ball and got their posts up on time.  I am in awe of all of you.

I seem to be fighting a losing battle with my schedule.  Moms with older kids, please tell me it gets easier to manage.  Lie to me if you have to...

Alright, so this month, as you may recall, the subject matter for Symfully Sweet was PEEPS.

I don't like Peeps, so my goal was to disguise them as much as humanly possible. 

I LOVE Rice Krispies treats, so I figured I would love them just as much if they were made with Peeps, as opposed to regular marshmallows.

I'll tell you a secret...

I was WRONG.

But here's how Sissy and I made them, anyway.

You must begin by dawning your best apron, and a smile that says "I could totally be on Food Network".

You know that saying "never trust a skinny chef"?  Well, at least you know you can trust me.  Creepy smile and all.

We melted the butter, and then helped a few Peeps commit "chef assisted suicide".

Okay, more than a few.


Oh the humanity!

If it begins to look like a scene out of a horror movie, you know you're doing it right.

Eventually they'll melt together, your kids will begin to get excited that you're making cheese sauce.

Pour the sticky mess over the Rice Krispies (or "Crisp Rice", if you're too cheap to go name brand.)

Make sure to get every last bit out of the pan.

Enlist your husband's help to stir the mess together.  Steal a taste, and be disappointed that they taste very little like real Rice Krispies Treats.

Press mixture into greased pan with a greased spatula.  Make your kids wait "FOREVER!" for them to cool.

Cut into huge pieces (because they'll be gone sooner that way), and arrange them on an ugly plate someone gave you 5 years ago, because all your cute dishes are dirty.

Then, make sure to forget to take a picture of your child(ren) eating the delicious morsels.

How did you guys fare???  Are your projects cooler than mine???

I sure hope so!  Link up your projects, and I will have my Brain Trust select a winner by mid week.  I will announce May's mission when I announce the winner. 

P.S.  Don't forget that if you never had the chance to link up your December "candycane" project, you can do so now.  I will be announcing a winner for that as well...



MiMi said...

I totally forgot.
I suck!

Lisa said...

I did it!! :) But only because it was nasty cold outside and my hubby is obsessed with Angry Birds.
I LIKE your idea. They didn't taste good?

Emmy said...

Yea I don't like peeps either so didn't do a thing :(

Bridget said...

This totally had me cracking up! Sorry the rice crispy peeps didn't turn out like you hoped, but it sure looked like you all had some fun ;)

Impulsive Addict said...

You are a funny funny girl!

All this post did was make me hungry for Rice Crispy Treats. And not the cheap kind.

But wait. I don't like peeps. Will I still like your version of the treats? Hmm..I guess you'll have to send me some to taste-test.

Myya said...

I laughed all the way through your post. Loved the sarcasm! You are feeling like me lately huh... totally no balance. Uggghhh. I hate that feeling!

Ok LOOOVE you in that hat by the way, supppah cute :)

Creating Sarah said...

hahaha! You're going to laugh when you read my post.

P.S. I accidentally linked up to the wrong Symfully Sweet post. I don't know how that happened except crazy weirdness usually happens to me. Sorry about that!

This was fun. I can't wait for the next one!

Erinsgobragh said...

Lol Peeps. Crap woman kick me in my ass! Ok I'm going to fix up my friends blog then we can do you button! Please e-mail me in two days so we can talk about what you want!

Jessica G. said...

Hey, thanks for getting me in on this! And to answer your question on my blog, those brownies were absolutely scrumptious! All melty and nummy...

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Anonymous said...

Just checking in on you ... I hope you and your family are well! Thinking of you.

Jessica G. said...

SAMI!! Where are ya, girlfriend? Miss you!
(And come enter my jewelry contest posted on June 20th...some really great stuff!)

Anonymous said...

I would've thought peeps for rice krispie treats would have been FAB!! You're genius just for thinking of it!