Monday, October 5, 2009

Tears from the Castle

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....

Oreo Truffles

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 make sure I put the .357 down when I answer the door.


nancybrooks76 said...

Well Miss Princess you don't have to worry!!! My better half is also gone for the week. You know I think we should come up with some "work" to do in a tropical climate. I am sure if we put our heads together we could come with something!! :)
He did scare me one time coming home early from a buisness trip not long after we got married. It was about 10 at night. He found me sitting on the bed with our gun pointed at him!!!! :) He learned his lesson way back then. He won't ever do that again. I always get a phone call now!!

Sabrina said...

Sweetie, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could come hang out and keep you company while you make tasty desserts to share with me and tell your stories of such a special man!!

Princess of Sarcasm said...

NB....we should work on that plan right now!!! In the meantime, we can go to Cancun one night this week.....on Hwy 86. LOL get here and I'll make the desserts. But seriously, call if it's after dark!!! ;)

amybagwell said...

I'll come keep you company for an evening...maybe even help with the boy's homework for Oreo Truffles! Oh that's right! I bought my nice fresh box of Special K last night. The advertising sucked me in....."drop one jean size in two weeks!" I am so on that! :)
Then I will be checking out Joe's Jeans for sure!

Joy Jenkins said...

Thanks! I can wait to make them for my family!!

Anonymous said...

I just lost a good friend friday...I understand and am very sorry for your loss......the rcipe looks yummers;)

SupahMommy said...

awww im sorry

you are funny even in pain.

I can see you though.
and you're sad.
im sorry again.
can i do a dance to cheer you up.

i am not a slut like that.

i meant like.. a charlie brown dance or something LIGHT.
and oreos.. it is by law that you must pass 1/4 of your earnings to your blog-tor and inspiration-ator.

seriously go check it.

Princess of Sarcasm said...

LOL....the oreo's are in the mail. Thanks for the dance, Supah....I love "The Sprinkler."

Kim McKinney said...

Thanks for the recipe. They were so yummy. I guess I can bake those over the Holidays, since that is the only time I bake.

Cary said...

OMG- you are so funny! I am actually getting to read your blog( and the archives) because the Nazi school district I work for blocks all social networking and blogging sites, along with personal email accounts. My youngest out sick and I am staying at home with her today. Brings back memories of when I did stay at home....ahhh...such is life!

#55's wife

Sue said...

Sorry to hear about Earl

Anonymous said...

I am sooooooooooo sad. I just found out this evening about Earl. Wow. I can't believe it.

Patricia said...

that was me = i didn't change it to show my name