Sunday, January 18, 2009

{Cleaning, Baking, Prepping...}

That's how I've spent my Sunday! Since tomorrow is a holiday I'd rather not "enjoy" it by doing chores, icky! Plus I'm tracking salt & sand from outside all over my beautiful hardwood floors.
I also baked some 'semi-homemade' Oreos. They're really cake-y & yummy. My mom gave me a bunch of random pantry food since they are traveling in Europe & Africa for 3 months. So, I had this box of Devil's Food cake mix & decided to make cookies! Here's how:

{1st, make yourself a drink}
1 box of cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
Bake in 375 degree oven 8-10 minutes.
Cool on pan 2 minutes, transfer to wire rack.


Then I just threw some icing between them to make sandwiches. Mmm, Oreos. I think I'll bring them over to my friend's Inauguration Party Tuesday night. And speaking of said party...

We've determinded a menu for the par-tay. We will be enjoying my sister's boyfriend's very special tuna melts {supposedly Tuna Melts are Obama's fave} along with some beer...PBR. Very All-American of us, no? I also found some fun little Inauguration Bingo cards that you can play along to Obama's speech with.

Now I leave you with another scene from my neighborhood of fun.
Here you see my downstairs neighbor's boyfriend's
{did you get that?} "things" being tossed out her front door.
Lovely.


19 comments:

The Fabulous Life of a Southern Belle said...

Oh mah girl I need the recipe for those oreos! They look so freakin' good!

Lacey said...

Those cookies look amazing! I think we partially share a brain because I was considering making homemade oreos this weekend. And that break-up scene you captured...priceless!

Fifi Flowers said...

NICE... lots of excitement in your neighborhood... along with oreos and vodka... PARTY! ;)

prepinparadise said...

Oooooooo....those cookies look goooooood!!!
Too funny about the "things" on the front lawn.

Cassandra said...

Ha ha. I'm literally laughing out loud. It is never a dull moment in your neck of the woods.
I wish I had enough time to drive to Omaha for the big Obama fest. I'm attempting a low key gathering. I'll defenitely be featuring PBR, too. Great idea!
Omaha for Obama!

Preppy 101 said...

Those look so yummy!! Re: Neighbor, blah, blah - someone must've misbehaved -- haha

Classy in Philadelphia said...

Ahhhh! Yummyness. I want to make those now!

Pug1 said...

Have a fun party!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CHEERS! Michele

Andrea said...

I especially like the first step of your recipe! ;)

Anonymous said...

Those Oreos do look damn good, you will have to tell me where you got the mix from.

Pink Maple said...

Those cookies look great!

p.s. The fish card you liked on my blog is cut out from Paper Source paper. Just enter "goldfish" in the search box on their website and it will come up :)

The Pink Tutu said...

Yummy cookies, they look delicious!

Brittney said...

Those look yummy! I will have to make those sometime. I left you something on my blog!

quite contrary said...

Yum Yum!

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Mrs. Ruby said...

Those homemade Oreos look AMAZING! I'm trying to be good though...man they're tempting!

Callie Grayson said...

those cookies look so good! I will have to try and make this week.
okay that last image is funny! she made her point to everyone, i guess.

enjoy your party, sounds like fun!

Sweet Soft Southern Thrill said...

This was a superb post...

the homemade oreos made me drool (almost as much as the thought of traveling in Europe/Africa for 3 months...divine!)

cooking while drinking is A+++

tuna melts...yum!

but the clothes-on-the-lawn-scene...now that's laugh out loud amazing! thanks for sharing!

PinkSass said...

Whoa Whoa! I'm going to need much more info on those delicious little oreos!

Uncle Beefy said...

Okay...the whoopies look totally tasty!

And, OMG! Some friends and I were just discussing whether anyone REALLY did the whole "throwing the bastards clothes out the house" thing! Alas! Oh yes they do! That's got to feel a bit gratifying. Don't ya' think?