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Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser is from To the Nines by Janet Evanovich.  I’m really enjoying this series, it’s so funny, and I look forward to each one!  It’s definitely the brain candy type of book where you can just relax and enjoy it without having to work too hard to keep up with the story line.

This excerpt is between Lula and Stephanie – Lula has found a new diet which is supposed to make her a supermodel.

“Doughnuts are going to be a problem.  Don’t think there’s anything I can eat on a doughnut.

So, whats in the cooler?

Meat.  I got ribs and rotisserie chicken and a pound of crispy bacon.  I can eat meat until I grow a tail and moo.  This is the best diet.  I can eat things on this diet that I haven’t been able to eat in years.

Like what?

Like bacon.

You always eat bacon.

Yeah, but I feel guilty.  It’s the guilt that puts the weigh on.”

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Cinnamon Roll Crescents

This morning was one of those lazy mornings when I didn’t feel like making breakfast, so I decided to use crescent rolls.  I remembered seeing a recipe for cinnamon roll crescents that looked good, so I got on Pinterest and tracked it down.  (By the time I found it I could have had eggs and sausage done, probably.)

These look yummy and easy.  My problem is I only used about half the crescent rolls the recipe used, but made the filling for the whole batch.  Before you judge, I hadn’t had my coffee yet!

These were WAY messier than I thought they’d be, probably because when I tried to “soften” the butter, I fully melted it.  The melted butter made the filling runny – like messy runny – I even put it back in the freezer for a couple of minutes, but no, still runny.  I guess if I had been more patient it would have firmed up a bit, or if I had planned ahead and set out the butter it would have been softened to perfection.  But I digress – mine was runny.  Me + No Coffee + Hungry/Impatient = Big Mess.

I had enough filling left over to just spread it all over the top of the rolled up crescents.  That worked beautifully, and truly, if I had made an additional glaze the original recipe called for I could have propelled myself into a sugar coma after about three bites.

The original recipe was from Jennifer’s cooking blog over at Jennifer Cooks.  Maybe next time I will prepare the butter in advance or put it in the microwave for less than 25 seconds, but honestly, these things were rich, squishy heaven.  A totally unhealthy breakfast!  And I loved it! I’ll eat yogurt and fruit for lunch.

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Yummy Thursday Treats

On Thursdays I pick up my daughter and her bestie from school, and they come home, have a snack, do homework and play until their dance class in the evening.  If we have snack at 3:15, by 6pm when we’re leaving for dance they are hungry again, but I don’t see the point in fixing dinner before we go, so I’ve been looking for simple snacks to make for them that will tide them over through their dance class.

Today I was on Pinterest (which is like saying, “today I was breathing”), and came across a scrumptious picture.  When I want to pin something that is a recipe or maybe a how-to, I try to find the original source and pin from there so nothing gets lost in translation.  I’ve seen a few pics of products or food without links to show how to do or make them.  :(  In any case, I followed this photo to it’s home on the “For the Love of Cooking” blog.

This looked so easy, and so yummy, that I dropped (almost literally) my laptop and headed to the kitchen to fix this 11 minute snack.  I’m pleased, it’s baking, the kids are playing, and we still have more than half an hour until we need to leave!  Plenty of time to feed the girls before we leave, but not enough to ruin their (late) supper!  Yay, me!

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