I carry it around, sort of like a permanent fanny pack. Well, I guess it's not *technically* permanent...
*For those of you who don't know, the so-called "Jell-O Belt" is an area of the United States concentrated in the intermountain west where Jell-O sells the best and is consumed the most. This is due to the area having more children than average because of its high concentration of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
So I was reading another blog last night and someone mentioned the "Jell-O Belt." We had a pie with Jell-O in it for our Family Home Evening Treat last night. Does that make it official? We Mormons love our Jell-O I guess.
Did Joseph Smith know this? Was it revealed to Brigham Young after he'd crossed the plains with the pioneers and arrived in the Salt Lake Valley and said, "This is the place,"? Did they know that the Restoration of Gospel would lead to increased consumption of jigglers? The Jell-O creations at potlucks, let alone the funeral luncheons?
Wait a minute-no she didn't. She said nothing of the sort. You know why? I never even thought about doing any of the insane things my kids do to me. So, Mom, I hope you appreciate how non-insane I was (I know I was pretty insane in other ways, especially in high school-sorry). Here's a great, funny recipe for all you moms (especially moms of little boys) out there. Happy Mother's Day!
Mom's Brownies Remove teddy bear from oven and preheat oven to 375. Melt 1 cup margarine in saucepan. Remove teddy bear from oven and tell Jr. "no, no." Add margarine to 2 cups sugar. Take shortening can away from Jr. and clean cupboards. Measure 1/3 cup cocoa. Take shortening can away from Jr. again and bathe cat. Apply antiseptic and bandages to scratches sustained while removing shortening from cat's tail. Assemble 4 eggs, 2 tsp. vanilla, and 1-1/2 cups sifted flour. Take smoldering teddy bear from oven and open all doors and windows for ventilation. Take telephone away from Billy and assure party on the line the call was a mistake. Call operator and attempt to have direct dialed call removed from bill. Measure 1 tsp. salt, ½ cup nuts and beat all ingredients well. Let cat out of refrigerator. Pour mixture into well-greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake 25 minutes. Rescue cat and take razor away from Jr. Explain to kids that you have no idea if shaved cats will sunburn. Throw cat outside while there's still time and he's still able to run away.
FROSTING Mix the following in saucepan: 1 cup sugar 1 oz unsweetened chocolate ¼ cup margarine Take the darn teddy bear out of the @#$% broiler and throw it away far away. Answer the door and meekly explain to nice policeman that you didn't know Jr. had slipped out of the house and was heading for the street. Put Jr. in playpen. Add 1/3 cup milk, dash of salt, and boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Answer door and apologize to neighbor for Billy having stuck a garden hose in man's front door mail slot. Promise to pay for ruined carpet. Tie Billy to clothesline. Remove burned brownies from oven.
This is Elder Jeffrey R. Holland in the General Conference of my church last year. He first says a few words regarding the recent sustaining (kind of like approval) of the President of the Church, Thomas S. Monson, following the passing of his predecessor, Gordon B. Hinckley. Elder Holland's actual talk, or sermon, doesn't get started until about 1:49.
Yes, yes, I know, I haven't written any posts in forever. I'll be better at it, I promise. I'll be putting up some pictures soon...let's see what's new? Well, Jordan flushed a candle (contained in glass no less) down the toilet last night. We got it out, with only minor injuries-no not to Jordan. Sorry, no pics, didn't think of it-BAD BLOGGER!