Here’s a couple things I’m SO over.
#1. Pictures of abs/workouts and abused animals on Pinterest and/or Facebook. I get it. Some people in the world could wash their freaking undies on their abs. Some people could break watermelons between their thighs. And some assholes hurt kittens but I DON’T NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT. I donate to the SPCA every year and I eat my cookies and burgers with pride. STOP posting pictures of so-called “zero calorie foods” (if you really think apples have zero calories, you’ve got bigger problems than losing weight) and “I can’t believe what happened to Fido!!”
#2. …And Pinterest, kind of. I love Pinterest–don’t get me wrong. But a month or so into it and I’ve seen everything already. It’s all the same old stuff from the same big-name blogs. I’m guilty of repinning those pictures, too, but I try to pin pictures from other up-and-coming blogs around and not focus on the ones that have all the spotlight. Bitter, much? No. Just want people to look outside their normal blogroll and see that tons or awesome things lurk on other webpages–not just the same ones we all know and hear about and see on “Food and Drink” about a thousand times a day.
#3. Angeline Jolie’s leg and everything else. I am NOT an Angie fan. In fact, I despise the woman and all her kids and all her movies. They’re annoying. She’s smug and disgusting and awful and I hate her. And I hate her leg. My hate is unjustified, yes, but can’t we spotlight talented, beautiful women in Hollywood who are actual good people, like Kristen Bell or Rachel McAdams? I’m done with the queen bees.
#4. Sandals. Yes, already. I went shoe shopping with my mom awhile ago on a covert mission to find these chunky, pointless booties I’ve been salivating over. Unfortunately, the second Christmas music becomes taboo again, stores seem to throw their boots out like the plague and stock up on… thongs. And–shudder–flip flops. I just want my booties.
#5. The Bachelor. I don’t watch this show and never have. I’m quite confident if I was caught watching it in my house, I would be homeless. I only know that the bachelor looks like Francine from the kids-show Arhur and that the “queen bee” looks like a dumb whore because I’m a guilty Us Weekly reader and I’m SICK of hearing about them. I need to get the spill on Lindsay Lohan and why she’s such a hag or the glossy pics of all the Academy Awards dresses… not news about a lonely dude with a hideous hair cut.
Okay, I’m slightly bitter. I hate everything. And you’re probably hating me right now since I’m being obnoxious and overly complain-y. But I make up for it by baking you treats like these Peanut Butter Pretzel M&M Blondie Bars because I know you put up with a lot in this friendship.
Best part about these bars? They’re a cinch to make, require minimal ingredients (really!) and start with a box of cake mix.
1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup oil
2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup pretzel M&M’s, tossed lightly in a little flour
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13×9 inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix the cake mix, eggs, oil and peanut butter with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until a stiff dough is formed. Make sure you get all the cake mix “dust” in the corners of the bowl. Stir in the pretzel M&M’s.
3. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan, pressing it to fit. Bake for approx. 16-18 mins or until golden brown around the edges and set. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store covered for about 2 days.
#1. Peanut Butter
#2. Pretzel M&Ms
#3. Blondies, obvi.
#4. Blondie bars made with cake mix.
#5. Blondie bars made with cake mix that include the ingredients above and taste as good as they do. Perfect.
Have a wonderful day!!
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