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07 February 2010 @ 02:09 pm
Happy... Football Day.  
So we're going to a superbowl party tonight.

I'm all about being social. But I had to Google who was playing.

In my defense, I'll bet most of you can't name four plays by Henrik Ibsen off the top of your head. (Ghosts, Hedda Gabler, A Doll's House and...  okay three.  Three plays by Henrik Ibsen)

Anyway, football makes not even the least bit of difference to me, except that I wanted to make cute little snacks to take with us. :D I also had to Google what a football looked like so I could make these:
Seriously.  Are they cute, or what?

And Yummy. Nolan asked me if I'd ever seen a football. I stuck my tongue out at him. So they're more like FOOTBLOBS than footballs. Ask me if I care. They still taste good!

I made turtles at Christmas, and they were WAY too time intensive.  So using a recipe I found online that I bookmarked on my laptop (*sob*) I did this:

I took these ingredients:  Pretzels, ROLOS (you seriously cannot go wrong with a rolo), and pecan halves.
Lined 'em up, unwrapped them, put 'em in a 350 degree oven for four minutes and pressed pecans into the top of them.

INSTANT TURTLE.  With a pleasant pretzel-y salty crunch. :)
So y'all have fun this afternoon, whether you're watching The Sound of Music (I wish) or the super football thingy.  Happy Sunday!
Elleelvishly on February 7th, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
Wow! Those photos look immense!

The turtles look great. ;)
Carrie Leigh: Angry bearcarrie_leigh on February 7th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
I resized the pics on Photobucket. I don't know why they're so enormous.
Elleelvishly on February 7th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, no, I didn't mean that. I just meant the scale of the Food Op. ;)
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on February 9th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Every time I read one of your posts, I think, "I need to watch Merlin."
Katemugglechump on February 7th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
The footballs are adorable! And I think you did a great job making them look like the real thing. How did you get them the right shape?

I'm going to make the turtles. They sound really tasty and uber easy. Two things I love together!
Carrie Leigh: My cupcakes bring all the boyscarrie_leigh on February 9th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
I shaped them into little footballs by hand. It took some doing. I won't lie and say it was a snap. :D
is pretty fucking ninja: Misc: Carrocaramelsilver on February 7th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
That looks beyond yummy! And I just had to comment to say that yes, I do know four plays by Henrik Ibsen at the top of my head, not because I care, but because I learn about him every freakin year in Norwegian class. Also: Peer Gynt is probably considered as one of his most loved plays in Norway. I have yet to see it, though.

Oh also, for the first time ever Superbowl will be shown live here. It's in the middle of the night though, so I'm gonna record it and watch it later. I've always wondered what the big fuss was all about =)
Carrie Leigh: Theatrecarrie_leigh on February 9th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC)
Peer Gynt! THAT's the one.
sue_bridehead on February 7th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Are you sure you're from Texas??
Honestly, I didn't know who was playing until last night. I was at the mall and saw Saints on one shirt and Colts on another. The shirts also said something about 'Conference Champions'. I did have an advantage, though, because Arizona got edged out by New Orleans a few weeks ago.

Your snacks look pretty and yummy. :) We made cupcakes last night for no reason at all.

P.S. No, I don't know any plays by Ibsen. But I have heard of him.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on February 9th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Are you sure you're from Texas??
Texas is a big place. We can't ALL love football. I like to think that I'm a big enough personality to balance it all out, though.

Ibsen is an acquired taste. And I think like Chekov, he loses something in translation. ;)
sue_bridehead on February 9th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Are you sure you're from Texas??
Yes, you are. ;-)

I'd have to see some of his plays to decide, I guess.
Jessica K Malfoy: saints: who datjessicakmalfoy on February 7th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
that looks like an awesome recipe. i think i might have to make those today! YUMMMMM
O Demanding One: Express: Squee!  C&Hheyurs on February 7th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC! All the way! xD

Carrie Leigh: Theatrecarrie_leigh on February 9th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
Me, too!
dragonsangel68: Ewan Eat Medragonsangel68 on February 8th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
I think your footballs look fabulous! And your turtles are very cute :)