Jac o' lyn Murphy

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Purrr-fect Black Cat Care Package

This time of year, many people think Black Cats are bad luck.
My family is obsessed with the elegant, ebony felines so
to celebrate Halloween, my daughter's next College Care Package 
is all about these cute coal colored creatures-
wrapped up ironically in everyone's least favorite chore...
The Litter Box!

The package includes:

a warm and fuzzy felt succulent holder,
purrrr-fect for the dorm window sill

to keep the feline fiesta going...

a fish filled piƱata for the midnight snack attack!

and there is nothing better than cuddling with a kitty to warm you up, 
chilly feet are covered with these plush slippers!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Move over Rice Krispies there's a new Cereal treat in town

 Rice Krispie Treats, we love you. 
You are iconic and reliable but,
there's a a new cereal snack sensation sweeping the streets of my neighborhood.
It all started when a friend brought this amazing, addictive creation
to a barbecue and there was an instant frenzy to get ahold of the recipe.
It is "Cereal-sly" that good!

One bite and you're hooked.
You will delightfully be shoveling it in your mouth by the jumbo wooden spoonful...

It's the perfect holiday gift, care package addition or movie night snack!

Cereal-sly Amazing Treats
16 cups cereal (any amount of each that you want, but I usually do 4 cups each):
Golden Grahams
Rice Chex

Set cereal mixture aside in an extra large bowl (you need lots of room for tossing)

1 cup light karo syrup
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter

Melt butter with karo over medium heat. Add sugar. continue to stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Continue cooking, mixture will come to a boil, puff up, and change color slightly. Add a pinch of baking soda to puff it up a bit more. stir in the soda completely. 

Pour sugar mixture over cereal and toss (easiest to use 2 spatulas and pull from the sides like a salad) until coated. Line a baking sheet with foil (easier cleanup). Put coated cereal onto baking sheet (it's OK if it's piled up) and bake for 25 minutes at 250 degrees.

Lay wax paper out on a large surface. Dump cooked cereal onto wax paper and immediately begin breaking the clumps apart as the cereal cools and hardens. Let cool to room temperature. Store in an air tight container. Best to eat within 2-3 days.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Broadway Sweet Sixteen Playbill Place Cards

It is almost showtime!
She's sweet, she's 16 and she loves the stage and pink.

You never who will show up to a Broadway Birthday Bash-
Elle Woods of Legally Blonde...

friends from New Jersey or Chicago...

guests from the Woods or Wonderland...

or some T-birds or Rockers...

Whoever is there will know just where to sit.

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