The princess is sad today and not feeling particularly funny. To begin with, a dear family friend passed away and was laid to rest yesterday.
Colonel Earl Hutchings Ambrose, I loved you dearly. I am honored that you became my surrogate grandfather. I thank for your your service to our country as a bomber pilot in the Air Force during in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Earl was also a pilot for Clemson's Athletic Department. His funeral was attended by Danny Ford and many other past and current CUAD officials. RIP Papa Earl. Thanks for all the incriminating stories I will always be able to tell about you. *insert slight smile*
Second, the prince left for a week long journey to slay a dragon. And by "slay a dragon," I mean getting a fun week away with a little bit of work sprinkled in between good food and entertainment.
What does the princess get? A rainy week at home with soccer and baseball practice, homework, McDonald's for dinner (cuz I'm surely not going to cook for ungrateful heirs this week), bath and bedtime by myself, sleepless nights cuz I hear every real and imagined "bump" in the night.
Oh, and by the way....if you are thinking of coming to try to rob me or something this week, let it be known that the princess is a pistol packing Momma.
I passed my CWP with flying colors. I have weapons and I am not afraid to use them. Let it also be known that my policy is shoot first, ask questions later.... (NB, please tell your hubby not to play any practical jokes like banging on my windows this week...unless you've been looking for a way to get rid of him. In that case, call me. *wink* *wink*)
In an effort to provide you with something positive today, I am posting an easy peasy recipe that is to die for. I made these last week for lunch at a friend's house with a group of awesome ladies. Here goes....
1 Pkg. of Oreo Cookies
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 pkg of Candy Quick chocolate or 2 (8 oz) pkgs of Bakers Semi-sweet Chocolate
Crush oreos in food processor or blender until finely ground.
Mix cream cheese (room temperature) with crumbs until you can no longer see white.
Roll into 1" balls. (Should make approximately 42 balls.)
Dip balls into melted chocolate.
Place on wax paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Store covered in refrigerator.
You may want to experiment with other variations such as dipping in white chocolate, sprinkling with cookie crumbs, sprinkles, drizzling chocolate on top, etc. I used Mint Oreos which turned out to be VERY YUMMY!!
The last step is VERY IMPORTANT.
Bring half of them to me.
But call first....to make sure I put the .357 down when I answer the door.