2.02.2012

Groundhog Day Treats

In this household, we exclusively subscribe to the psychic prophecies of our very own hometown groundhog, General Beau Lee, who boasts honorary doctorates (which really says something about the University of Georgia), various other distinctions, and most importantly a 94% accuracy rate (that designer imposter, strangely named "Punxsutawhatever" rodent up North manages barely 85%.)  And while it’s too early yet to know whether today will bring six more weeks of (the mildest ever) woe-be-gone winter or if Spring is on the horizon, sure as the sun I’ve got my fingers crossed for the latter!

Like last year, the littles awoke to Groundhog Day hot chocolate.  They couldn’t have been more tickled with this early morning treat!  And since I had all this stuff out and my creative juices were flowing, I threw together a quick little Groundhog Day lunch for the PCP.  Now, I kinda flew by the seat of my pants on these, but here’s how the 2012 version went down…

Groundhog Hot Chocolate
1. Use an Oreo Fudge Crème cookie as the base (go with the mint variety…cross my heart promise they are as good as Thin Mints.)
2. Slightly melt two chocolate chips in the microwave for the ears.  I just tested every 30 seconds until they were pliable and stuck nicely to the cookie.
3. Use a tube of pre-made white icing (I keep on hand at all times) to adhere edible eyeballs (found mine at AC Moore), slivered almond teeth and a red m&m nose.
4. To attach mine to my mugs, I slightly melted two more chocolate chips and used them to adhere the completed cookie.  Fill up the mug with your hot beverage of choice!
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Groundhog Sandwich
1. Use kitchen shears or a cookie cutter to form two large round bread slices.  Fill your sandwich as normal.
2. Use cream cheese to adhere more edible eyeballs, a half cherry tomato nose and slivered almond teeth.
3. From a third slice of bread, cut two ears.  Tuck them into the sandwich.
4. If desired, use an edible marker to draw on a mouth and eyebrows.  I think this made mine look a little hokey but whatev.
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On a separate note, I am beyond flattered to be featured as the Open House over at the always fabulous No Minimalist Here.  Sherry has fabulous taste, a lovely etsy shoppe and always leaves the most sincere comments.  Hop on over there and check it all out.  Oh, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t extend a great big Southern “welcome y’all” to Sherry’s readers that are stopping in for a visit!!

If you need me I’ll be anxiously awaiting Beau’s impending verdict!
xoxo

Flattered for the feature at Bacon Time!

15 comments:

  1. Hi, I'm visiting from No Minimalist ... I love your house!!! Every room is classically beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us. I also love your groundhog fun, what a great idea. Lots of fun for your cute boys! Hugs ~ Mary

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  2. Cutest thing I ever saw! xo Diana

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  3. Your treats are precious and it looks like the boys enjoyed them. My son brought home the same groundhog bag today! Congrats on the feature at Sherry's!
    -Shelley

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  4. I think the fact that General Lee has an honorary doctorate from UGA speaks to the fact that we are oh-so-Southern, light-hearted, fun-loving, and have a great sense of humor to boot. ;)

    All in good rivalry fun! Adorable post, as usual!

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  5. I just followed you on the new Linky...Please follow back so we can stay connected. Thanks, Lori

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  6. wow! you are just so creative! you definitely deserve mommy of the year! and your boys are just soooo cute!

    anyways i just LOOOOVE your house!!! wow wow wow!!! so beautiful! i love how much effort you put into decorating your home! simply magazine worthy! i was wondering- what do you do to tackle clutter/clothes/closet? i am trying to clean out my closet and redo my house but its so overwhelming w/ all my clothes everywhere! your house looks so amazing i just wanted to know your tips;)

    your blog is my favorite!xoxo

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  7. wow! you are just so creative! you definitely deserve mommy of the year! and your boys are just soooo cute!

    anyways i just LOOOOVE your house!!! wow wow wow!!! so beautiful! i love how much effort you put into decorating your home! simply magazine worthy! i was wondering- what do you do to tackle clutter/clothes/closet? i am trying to clean out my closet and redo my house but its so overwhelming w/ all my clothes everywhere! your house looks so amazing i just wanted to know your tips;)

    your blog is my favorite!xoxo

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  8. What fun ideas. I love the hot chocolate groundhog - so cute.

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  9. You always have the most creative ideas and these are adorable. Thank you so much for the mention and your sweet comment. It was my honor to feature your beautiful home. Hugs, Sherry

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  10. Cocktails & Confetti (two of my fave things, by the way) -

    Thanks so much for your sweet comments! Let's see...the BIGGEST thing I did was evaluate every single item I own when we moved two years ago. You wouldn't believe how many things didn't make the cut. Since then, I clean out all closets twice a year when I switch clothes from front to back for seasons. I also have been very intentional about every item I've bought for the last two years. Lastly, I haven't let myself get into the habit of stuffing things in cabinets, under beds or in closets when I don't know what to do with it. I either find it a good, logical home or I don't keep it. That being said, I have a massive junk pile on my desk and my garage is a wreck right now :-)
    xo

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  11. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time :)

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  12. I love this! We just posted our very first Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we would LOVE for you to stop by and link this up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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  13. Good morning! I love your blog. I made a BuzzFeed Groundhog Day party post and listed this yummy treat on it. http://www.buzzfeed.com/madinapapadopoulos/10-things-youll-need-to-throw-a-groundhogs-day-p-ehw3

    Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    -Madina

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