It’s become a running joke between Jay and I about all the cemeteries here in New England. But I’m obsessed! I love spotting some of the tiny little family cemeteries just placed randomly around. And the bigger ones all seem to have some gorgeous ironwork. Some of the headstones are just amazing. So I thought I’d post one, just in time for Halloween.
I haven’t been posting much since the cross country journey and moving in with my in-laws. Bad blogger. I apologize. And I do realize it’s the day before Halloween, but you could pick up the stuff for these today and make these with your kids tomorrow! All you need is a pack of hot dogs and a tube of crescent rolls.
Well, that and a baking sheet, pizza cutter and some mustard.
So, unroll the dough and spread it out. (Do those cans scare the crap out of you when they pop? Gets me EVERY time!)
Press all the seams together.
Use the pizza cutter to cut about 1/4” strips.
All cut up.
Start wrapping around a hot dog. Just press the end onto a bit of the wrapped strip to close it.
Keep wrapping. You don’t want it to look real even.
Use another strip to go the other direction.
Don’t forget to make a head wrapping.
Let your kids at ‘em!
Look at her go! Do you like the post-nap hair? I’m thinking ‘bed-head’ isn’t her look.
Hee hee hee, aren’t they cute? A few years ago I would have straightened up all the wrappings when the kids weren’t looking. But now I love seeing their handiwork and they are so proud when they get to eat their mummies!
Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown and delicious. About 15-20 minutes.
In the meantime, feed the kids some chocolate cake to keep them happy while they’re waiting. Yep. I’m that mom!
Use the mustard to dot some eyes on.
I happened to have some black confetti sprinkles from a Halloween mix, so I put those on top of the mustard. You know how much I love my food to look back at me!
I want my Mummy!
Okay, I have something I want to share, but certain people can’t see it. So if you live in the same house I do, STOP READING.
I mean it. Don’t go any further. You’ll just ruin it for yourself anyway!!!!
Okay, I think they’re gone now.
So, the other day I was passing the dollar spot at Target and saw a pack of rubber mice for $1. Somehow they just popped right into my cart. I wanted to put one in the tub of coffee beans my in laws use, but thought I’d run the prank past Jay first, just to make sure I didn’t get myself into trouble. We use whole beans that aren’t flavored, so we have our own stash of coffee beans. I put the mouse in our bag and asked Jay to brew us a pot of coffee. He found the mouse right away and wasn’t fooled at all. He was just confused and wanted to know if Peet’s was putting prizes in their coffee beans like Cracker Jacks. Nice.
He did think it was funny and thought we should put it in the in-laws coffee tub. So we did. And later when my father in law went to make some coffee pretty much the same thing happened. FAIL! Dang it! Stu, my father in law, thought it would be funny to put it in Marie’s, my mother in law, lunchbox. She wasn’t taken in either. Bummer.
This morning I came downstairs to find this. . . . .
It was in a darkened corner of the kitchen and I hadn’t had any coffee yet. So, yeah, it got me. My own mouse made me scream like a little girl. (By the way, I have an extreme, uncontrollable reaction to a live mouse. It’s embarrassing. Thought you’d like to know.)
So, it’s payback now. (even though I started it.)
This is some ham salad that my mother in law is fond of.
Removed a scoop and inserted mouse. (that I cleaned thoroughly first.)
Replaced the ham salad.
And put it in a prominent location in the fridge, so someone will see it and eat it soon. I like my pranks to be discovered fairly quickly, otherwise I tend to make stupid, obvious suggestions and the prank falls flat.
Stay tuned for the reaction, lol!