A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

 

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Cheese Ball

 

open package; put in microwave; heat; eat

Couple of Friday nights ago, I went to a girls’ night at my friend/neighbor/landlord’s place. She provided the booze and just asked us to bring food stuffs if we wanted (she’s an excellent hostess). So I decided to make a cheese ball.

CHEESE BALL!

It is a terribly southern lady thing to do, making and bringing a cheese ball to a gathering, but this was my first time making one. I think it turned out pretty good, could have used some more seasoning in my opinion but still tasty. Everyone liked it and most were impressed that I made it (oh and I brought some crackers to go with it).

Here’s a link to the recipe I followed over all AllRecipes.com. Cheese balls like this are SUPER easy to make.

Marshmallow Shooters

or "cursing while using glitter"

Over the weekend, my gentleman friend and I did “arts & crafts.” We made, what I call, Marshmallow Shooters. No, it isn’t an alcoholic shot. It is a simple device designed to shoot marshmallows. And no, it’s not the “fancy” kind made with pipes and magic; you just need two plastic cups, a balloon, some scissors and marshmallows.

I found this on Pinterest, and here’s a link to the blog I got the tutorial from over at Come Together Kids.

Get your supplies ready.

Put two cups together (just stacked, you know) and then ut the bottom third-ish off your cups.

PSA: Scissors are dangerous, kids. So be careful or you will make me have to get out my first aid kit and bandage up your finger b/c you don't know how to not cut yourself (j/k, love you!)

Due to first aid needing to be administered, I got distracted and accidentally skipped a step in my photography (and am too lazy to clean off my counter again in order to shoot this one step). You need to tie a knot in your flaccid balloon, then cut about half an inch off the tip of it.

Now take your balloon and stretch it over the lips of the cups (it's easier and studier than trying to stretch it over the jagged, cut side).

Draw some sad looking targets on your fence that you will never hit and will eventually stop trying to even aim at after about two minutes (sorry for the blurry pic, I was excited about testing out the shooters).

And now for a special treat! Here are a couple of videos of gentleman friend testing out our project!

We tried seeing how high we could shoot the marshmallows in the air. We gave up on the idea of trying to shoot them in each others mouths when we saw how far they could go. And don’t worry, we picked up all the marshmallows we shot (well, that we could find; I’m still picking up strays every time I go outside). This is a super fun and easy “craft” project and I recommend you all going out and doing it.

Why didn’t I think of this before?

open package; put in microwave; heat; eat

I am such a dolt.

So here’s the deal, I haven’t been cooking lately. The last time I “really” cooked (as in I didn’t just heat up something to shove in my food hole to make the hunger gremlins shut up) was the spaghetti squash fiasco. Therefore, Lazy Cooking has somewhat disappeared from my blog. Then the other night I had an “I’m such a dolt” moment. The section is called Lazy Cooking so I should just show you all what my lazy butt considers food.

Starting next week, I’ll be posting things that I actually eat and consider meals in my lazy, lazy world. There may be some recipes I’ll try and post on here like before; but so this section doesn’t disappear into the internet wasteland, you will be getting more “Ramen…again” posts.

Just thought I’d let you all know what is going on. Check next Wednesday to see what I consider food!