Friday, February 8, 2013

basketball in a net cookie truffle pops

wanna know sumthin'?
this blogging has eaten up part of my brain that i no longer think like i used to.

look, i'm not complaining but,
i mean, i can't even eat an apple without my mind wandering elsewhere and coming up with this next treat.
yeah. i innocently went to the grocery and actually got something healthy to eat and the idea hit me.

"no, no they don't!" 
said the holy thing wearing a halo on my right shoulder dressed in white.

"yes they dooooo!" 
said the ornery red thing with the 2 points on his head on my left shoulder.

"no they don't! they are the apple bag so the apples can breathe and that is that." 
reasoned the white thing.

"you can do it Lisa! make them hoops!" 
the red thing taunted.

"no you can't! you already have enough to do! you better do the laundry girlfriend or you won't have any clean underwear left." cautioned the white thing.

"underwear? who needs underwear?" 
teased the red thing.

and as my head turned from shoulder to shoulder trying to think things thru, 
before i knew it i was in the kitchen.

making basketball hoops for crying out loud.
and in the middle of the insanity, my hubby passes by, looks at the hoops, takes another look at the hoops, 
and doesn't say a word.

he walks away shaking his head.

i figure he caught the dazed look in my eye, y'know, 
the kind that a possessed soul has, 
and knew not to mess with me.

so after hours and hours playing with apple netting and being under the awful spell, 
i finished them.

it only took me 5 1/2 hours, it was 1:30 in the morning, and i looked like this when i was done.
source
ok so not so much the snowy part seeing i do live in the sunshine state but, 
well, you get the point.
:>P
so...
because i do NOT want you to go thru the insanity i went thru, do this instead.
first make some cookie truffles. 
just crush a box of shortbread cookies of your choice with a block of softened cream cheese and mix together.
roll in balls, stick a lollipop stick dipped in melted orange candy melt in each cookie truffle, freeze until firm, dip in orange candy melt and decorate with a black food marker.
or if you want another recipe, 
pick anyone you want.

easy right?
ahem.

let's make the hoops but not like what i showed you above.

these steps are much more sensible!
cut up your apple bag in small rectangles. 
(i didn't measure)


and you are done.

it is amazing how simple things can be and i can make it so utterly complicated.
so here's another :>P to me!

anyway, then the true test came.

i went to my son, not saying a word, and showed him the basketball treats. 

and he said,

"O! EM! GEE! MOM!
THOSE ARE AWESOME!!!!
I LOVE THEM!!!! THEY'RE LIKE CRAZY COOL! OH MY GOSH! I LOVE THEM!"
and i stood there with my mouth hanging open,  and my aching back, my sore eyeballs and my twisted conscience.
and i smiled.

i think i got the red and white things mixed up.

so if it takes me 5 1/2 hours the next time to make a treat, when it can take me a little more than an hour to do it, but instead i am too insane to figure it out til the next day, 
then so be it.

the work's worth fighting for.













44 comments:

  1. Your son was right, these are sooo coool! Nice work, they are amazing! I would think the boys who got these had a fabulous time eating and enjoying them!

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    1. the parents at the party just stared at them! LOL and the kids gobbled them up :) thanks again and again Michelle! :)

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  2. Waay cool! Good thing you simplified, too.... it's a little scary thinking the process could make you look like Jack! lol!
    Fun way to upcycle those bags :)

    Thank you for sharing at the Wildly Original link party.
    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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    1. HAHAHA i googled "insane person" and picked him! he was the closest to how i was feeling-LOL then i went to bed and came up with the idea the next morning and smacked my head with my hand wondering what was wrong with me that i put myself thru the torture! HA! thanks Christina! :>D

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  3. Those are awesome! And well they look and sound yummy too. Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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    1. thank you Tracey! glad i made a post about it so if i ever wanna make it again i'll remember the shortcut! heehee

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  4. Those are awesome! My grandkids would love them! You rock! neeCee at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. NEECEE!!!!!! so glad you stopped by! you should check out the awards night post i FINALLY did last week since you nominated me in the first place waaaaay back last summer! :>0 anyway happy you like the basketballs & hope you make them for your grandkids :)

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  5. Oh Lisa, you're too too funny! But I feel your pain...as a blogger, it's hard to look at ANYTHING without thinking "hmmm...I wonder..." But I think that's where some of the best ideas come from...this one included! Pure genius!! So glad you stopped by my blog, and I'm happy to return the favor. :) Have a great weekend!

    Debbie

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    1. awww thank you Debbie! can you please tell me how to turn off my blogger brain though? i need some sleep! HAHA!!! guess we're both doomed! :>D

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  6. Those are super cute! I love how the creative process went, made me laugh, I have had some like that before :) Have a wonderful weekend!
    raspberrywillows.blogspot.com

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    1. YAY! you are in the "Jack Club" with me Jen!!! HAHAHA no worries though, i hear it's actually a good place to be :>D have a good weekend too!

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  7. Lisa, these ARE truly awesome!!! Thank you so much for sharing 'm (and sparing us that superlong journey you had to go through to find the easy solution for us). Happy valentines to you!

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    1. oh my goodness, thank YOU Rose! here's hoping i find the shortcuts first with the rest of my crafting days! happy heart day to you too! XO

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  8. You are SO creative! The first trial netting for the hoops was like :-0. They look great and delicious to eat.
    Swoosh, YOU score!

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA! all work and no play makes Lisa a dull girl! heehee :>O

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  9. This is SOOO clever!! So awesome with the net. Pinned!

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    1. aw jeepers Brandie! first seeing you are reading my blog at 4am and then pinning it is astounding enough! YAHOO!

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  10. Only you could turn cake pops into a battle of good vs. evil, underwear vs. blogging! LOLOL!! These pops are WORTH IT. Even if you DO run out of clothes to wear. ; ) Love 'em!!

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    1. hey! well if i do run out of clothes, at least i won't get any icing on my shirt! ...good gawd what an awful visual i just had! HAHAHA
      actually Heather you TOTALLY made me laugh so loud i can't wipe the giggle off my face :>D :>D :>D thank YOU so much!

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  11. Oh my goodness, you are hilarious! LOL. These are SOOOOO adorable. I've made cake pops once, and they were a huge hit. It was for our first halloween party. People were asking for them as they walked out the door and I didnt have any left to give!
    You should stop by my linky party and link these and any other cute posts up! Here is the URL http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-most-creative-week-linky-party.html
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. jeepers thank you!!! i surely hope you didn't turn to Jack when you made your cake pops Kristen! LOL but i'm sure they were deeeelicious! thanks so much for the invite too-i just linked up! :)

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  12. See I knew you would have something adaorable! I know the feeling of datying WAAAAYYYY too late working on these projects. I think I look like Jack when I am done too! Thanks for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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    1. HAHAHA! another member of the Jack club! YIPPEE! LOL thank you SO much Chandra and here's hoping for more nitey nites before midnite! :)

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  13. I see you linked these up at our linky party - thanks for coming by and I cant wait to make these at our next sports gathering!

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  14. This is so cute and cool! Thanks for hosting at Submarine Sunday!

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    1. thank YOU T'onna for your party and stopping by :)

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  15. Oh these are SO CUTE!! My 13 year old is a basketball fanatic and I can't wait to try making these for you. I'm hosting an Iron Chef Mom link party and this week our secret ingredient is cream cheese. I'd love it if you came and linked up this recipe! http://growingupgabel.com/iron-chef-mom-cream-cheese-battle/

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    1. thank you Camille! on my way to your place! YAHOO! :>D

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  16. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  17. we do it all for the kids, right??! great job and next time it will be more like 4 hours ;)

    love the jack pic too!!!

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    1. LOL! after i thaw my brain i hope i make these again in say like 2 or 3 years from now-LOL! oh we moms are crazy huh?! what we do for our kids! thanks so much Michelle :)

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  18. Brilliant!

    Thank you for coming over and sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Link Party! Hope to see you again next time!

    Michelle xx

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  19. Oh my gosh! Score! & I can relate to looking like that at the end of the night! lol Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com

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    1. LOL! Jack would be so proud! thanks so much Theresa! :)

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  20. These are adorable, my kids would love them!

    http://practicalfrugality.com/

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    1. thank you Karen! anything to make the kids happy :)

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  21. You are truly amazing!!! You have talent and patience I only dream of having! Your kids are lucky, to say the least! I'm so grateful that after 5 1/2 hours of little basketballs, that you took the time to share this with Saturday Share With Us. I hope you come back tomorrow to share some more!

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    1. awwwww Tanya! i'm SOOOO grateful for YOU! :>D thank you!!!

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a comment for me? now THAT'S what i call a wonderful christmas gift :)