When you think BBQ or cookout, what do you think of? I think of…
Shooing bees away from the desserts
Napkins blowing all over place
Doubling up on paper plates
Plastic utensils that break when you stab your food
Red Solo cups.
Well, you’re wrong.
Recently, Kiefer and I were invited to a cookout. We already had plans, but Radley went. When we picked him up, we saw this:
Except Obama wasn’t there.
When’s the last time you went to a cookout and it was inside? With a dining room table covered in a white linen tablecloth, multiple forks, and water flutes? Water. Flutes.
I’m not sure what the main course was, but it was definitely not something that came off a grill.
This weekend we’re going to a soccer game. I don’t know what to expect. Soccer? Football? Can I wear sneakers? Should I bring a water bottle or a wine glass? Pop-Tarts are probably out of the question.
Favorite Comment From Last Post: “If you make your father’s new car a Batmobile, not only will you be hands down better than your brother, but he’ll also be extremely jealous because every man loves the Batmobile. Your whole family will refer to it as The Day Thoughtsy Bought the Batmobile. And Lunchbox will start being super nice to you and buying *you* awesome gifts in the hope that one day you’ll replicate The Best Gift Ever for him.
“Also your mother will be all, ‘He got a Batmobile and I only got a trip to NYC?’ so you’ll have to work extra hard on Mother’s Day next year. Luckily, Lunchbox will be so busy trying to impress you, he’ll pay for that Barbie Dreamcar and let you put your name on the card.”—Queen Gen
No, I didn't set up this picture. I always leave a few pieces of candy and a bottle of Chocovine behind my cookies.
The original recipe for these cookies came from Princess’s sister, but every time I make it, I use different candy.
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 stick of melted butter (2 tbsp more if dough is too dry)
2 cups of chocolate chips
25 Raspberry Hershey’s Kisses or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Smash Kisses, Reese’s Cups, or the candy of your choice. (This is also a good stress reliever.) Mix all of the ingredients together. Roll into balls on place on parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees for about 13 minutes.
As you can see, the recipe is super easy and follows my rule not to use more than 5 ingredients.