When peanut M&M's are first coated, the peanut inside is warm and snugs the chocolate around him/her like a cozy blanket.... and as the outer shell cools beneath the candy coating, the internal peanut is SO STINKIN' FRESH as to possibly need slapping!!!!
And that melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness only exists for a short time.... So while the cold, packaged ones are GOOD.... the hot-off-the-presses variety are to-die-for better.
Another Fact: Holiday M&M's are never as fresh as the regularly packaged variety. This isn't bad, and they're color-coded table-friendly fun, but the fact is they're ordered ahead of time, made, packaged and shipped... Well, how early do the Halloween, Christmas and Easter displays go up in your local supermarkets and Wal-Mart????
EXACTLY!!!! So it's not rocket science, it's barely FIRST GRADE MATH to figure out that they were made long in advance. But the everyday colors, the typical red, orange, green, blue, yellow, brown.... Those bad boys are on the production line every day! SUH-WEEEEET NEWS, RIGHT?????
Now why am I going on and on about M&M's? First: I love 'em. I try to avoid them except on road trips or when under extreme duress because I CANNOT STOP ONCE I START EATING THEM.
It's ridiculous, a person should have more self control than that, right?
So here's an excuse to have M&M's in the house... and keep kids and party-goers happy!!!!
Milky Way Cars!!!!
Courtesy of my beautiful daughter-in-law Lacey.... She made a FLEET of THEM for Cousin-Palooza, our annual get the cousins together and celebrate all their birthdays in nice weather day of fun!
Here's what one looks like close-up:
You need: A bag of Milky Way bars (or 3 Musketeers or Snickers)
Chocolate chips or wafers for melting (melted chocolate is your "glue"
M&M's, sorted so that each car has it's unique color code!!! Very Nascar Friendly!!!
First you get somewhat barbaric and saw the legs off a bunch of Teddy Grahams....
Using a frosting bag filled with melted chocolate, cut the tiny tip off the end of the bag.... Use dots of chocolate to "glue" the four wheels, the steering wheel and TEDDY!!! to the car.
These were a huge hit with the little peeps running around here, so cute, so fun, and very easy!!! We decided that for Christmas we're going to make these.... and the Oreo Cookie MICE.... and have a face-off, cars vs. mice!!!!
And then there's this!!!!!
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Nearly 20,000 free downloads of this delightful marriage reunion story found homes on Kindles two weeks ago... and since then, it's been available for the lovely price of $2.99...
And people are buying it! What an amazing blessing that is, to have folks trust us enough to grab an independently published novel... one that we love and believe in... and then to come back and buy more of our work.
I'm touched, happy, overwhelmed, delighted and slightly goofy, but mostly delighted!!!
Which means I just might eat one of those Milky Way Cars to celebrate!!!