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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Kids Eat Free!

   I found this book at a yard sale a few weeks ago.  Do you all remember this movie?  I remember some of the fun songs like "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we Love You" and "Truly Scrumptious" but I also remember being scared half to death of that man with the long nose that could "smell" children and caught them in his ice cream truck cage!!  Scary stuff.  Anyway, this book is so sweet.  Of course, the book led to us watching this today:

   We have watched half of it and it is charming!  I completely forgot about the candy factory, the Dad's inventions, the silly humor, etc.  No scary stuff- yet.  We'll watch the other half tomorrow, but someone is going to have to hold my hand...
I got a coupon via e-mail for one of these:

      The Peanut Butter Chocolate Mess!  Oh my....  They make these at my favorite local restaurant and they are yummy!  Then when we got there, we found out that kids eat free this month, too!  We hit the jackpot!  These are the girls when they found out we were getting a Peanut Butter Chocolate Mess:

   I have to admit, I was smiling, too.:-)

   I got a copy of Paula Deen's new magazine this month and I looked through it while I was on the ellipical machine tonight.  I sure was impressed with all the great recipes!   I also found something that I am putting on my wish list (above).  Do you remember making your own popcorn before we had microwaves?  You melted the butter and then salted it just the way you like it?  Mmmmmm...  

21 comments:

Heather said...

Oh my gosh Lori, my kids LOVE that movie! For awhile, we were watching it all the time. Toot sweets, toot sweets is one of their faves. Wonder if that is where those whistle pops came from? I am with you about the creepy kid catcher...shudder...

Yummy dessert and what a bonus to have it for free!!!

fairychildheirlooms said...

Lori, I felt the same way about the scary sniffing bad guy... so the scene in the movie where they are at the beach, and the castle, is in a real town in Germany. I was lucky enough to visit Germany 2 summers ago, and that's one of the places we visited!
Missy

Rachel said...

Oh WE LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!! We just watched it in July on our way home from the Oregon Coast! It's a classic that I grew up on and my kids are doing the same.

That ice cream Oh man that looks sooooo good.

:)Rachel

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh my goodness, I must come visit and you must take me to get one of those peanut butter chocolate messes...Hello?! More like Peanut butter chocolate HEAVEN!!!!

I do love Paula Dean-She is my girl and we both love real butter and lots of it! But I had to laugh at you reading a food magazine while on the elliptical trainer! Sounds like something I would do. BTW: That is one of the best exercise machines on the market IMHO. You go girl!
Robin~♥

Melinda Cornish said...

that dessert looks wonderful! right up my alley I am thinking....Melinda

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Okay, So I came over one more time to see the peanut butter chocolate heavenly masterpiece before I went to bed. It IS a thing of beauty.
And lo and behold you changed your header and I LOVE IT! So cute Lori.
Night!
Robin~♥

Artfulife said...

I had to giggle when you said you were looking at a Paula Dean magazine while working out. My parents live in the south and Paula is a huge favorite of the neighborhood. We always joke that every recipe requires at least a cup of butter.
I sing those songs to my girls sometimes and Sloan thinks I am so goofy for it. I am going to have to rent it and watch it with the girls.
Hope you guys are having a great week!

Firefly Hill said...

I love that movie and the kids do too! We are all scared of the child snatcher...

That dessert looks amazing!

annie

preppymama said...

I love that movie too! That chocolate mess looks divine!!

SmallWorld at Home said...

LOVE Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang!! It's absolutely one of my all-time favorites. Dr. H. read the actual book by Ian Fleming (author of the James Bond books!) to our son last year and said it was hardly anything like the movie! I told him I'd stick with the moview.

mel said...

Oh, I love that movie. We watched it a few years ago and I'd forgotten a lot too! We sing the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang song quite a bit around here. Very,um...enthusiastically.

Traci said...

Wow, is that a frozen cup made of chocolate...you can EAT it? wow!! I loved that movie also....and it scared bejeebies out of me also.

Traci said...

We will be in Ft. Smith in a few weeks....is it near there? We will be at the fair. What is the name of the restaurant....we have to eat out each night while there....and need new places.

Lindsay-ann said...

That Peanut Butter Chocolate mess looks Truly Scrumptious, truly, truly scrumptious!
As you may have guessed we are Chitty Chitty Bang Bang fans too. Hope you enjoy the second half.

Cathy said...

Kids eat free and a Peanut Butter Chocolate Mess! Life doesn't get any better!! Cathy

MamaTina said...

We make our own popcorn with a Whirly Pop, there are knock off versions at Target. I really like it because we can make kettle corn with it and when you have a gas stove it's as fast as microwave popcorn! Hope you enjoyed your chocolate mess and the new etsy header is very cute, lucky you!

Amy said...

We love Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang....And I so wish I could have one of those Peanut Butter Chocolate Messes!!

BlessedUtopia said...

Ahaha...those messess are delicious, but as someone who use to work there...they are HORRID to clean!!!!! CUte pictures of the girlies :-) MJ sure misses that Katie of yours

Sherry said...

My kids love that movie too! I had forgotten about the candy factory the first time that we watched it too. You'd think that would be the one thing I would remember!

Oh My, that desert looks so yummy!! I'd definitely be smiling!

I love Paula Dean!! I'm such a hermit I didn't even realize she had a magazine out. I'll definitely have to check that one out!!

Have a wonderful night!
Sherry

i'm kelly said...

that dessert looks so yummy!

Vintage Tea said...

Chitty chitty bang bang is such a great film but i agree with you on the child catcher being VERY scary!!

Victoria x