May 11, 2007
Tomorrow, May 12th, is Web Guy’s birthday. (Many of you know that Web Guy is also College Boy.) He will be leaving the teens forever, and turning 20. That’s a bit hard to imagine. Where did all of that time go?? Thankfully, we’ll get to see him next week as we pick him up from college and bring him home for the summer. I’m looking forward to having an on-site tech expert for a few months again. It ought to be a calmer summer than last summer. Last summer we were knee deep in getting inventory in and setting up The Loopy Ewe. Our goal was to have it up and running by August 1st. Web Guy had been working on it since he arrived home from college (mid-May) and around July 1st he told me that he was scrapping the whole site and starting over. I had to sit down. In my mind, it went like this, “Starting over?? What do you mean starting over? You’ve been working on it for 6 weeks! We open in 4 weeks. How can you start over? We have yarn here! We need to get this going!” What came out of my mouth was, “Oh? Why?” Well, apparently the “template website” would never allow “us” to do the great things “we” wanted it to be able to do, so he was going to build it from scratch, instead. Starting 4 weeks before we wanted to open. In my mind, it went like this, “Aaaaaaacccccckkkkkkkk!!!!!” What came out of my mouth was, “Are you sure?” He said he was and that I needed to trust him, and so I did. Of course he was right. We opened August 1st. Of course he was right. I do love the extra things that we can do with the site that he built right in there. I might be biased a little, but I think he’s a pretty smart guy. And I hope you all will leave him birthday greetings in the comments to make up for the fact that he’s celebrating his birthday away from home!
Today’s recipe is one that I will make again when we can celebrate his birthday in person. It’s fun and delicious!
1 large package chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos)
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large carton whipped topping (12 oz – Cool Whip)
2 boxes instant vanilla pudding (3 1/2 oz)
2 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Crush cookies and put 1/4 of the crumbs in a brand new large flower pot. (You can line it with foil if it makes you feel better.) Mix cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar. Fold in whipped topping. In separate bowl, mix milk, pudding and vanilla. Fold both mixtures together. Alternate layers of the pudding mixture with cookie crumbs, saving enough to completely cover the top so that it looks like dirt. Pop some gummy worms or new silk flowers into the top of the pot. Refrigerate until serving time.