Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gratitude - Day 11 (Crockpot condoms, peppermint mocha, and a blurry picture)

Imagine my surprise to find out that some of you were not familiar with slow cooker liners, which are - as Karen pointed out - also commonly called crock pot condoms. I might, however, refrain from referring to them as such when trying to locate them at your local grocery store. Just so ya know, they are located with the Ziplock baggies and saran warp. I am delighted to have been able to share such life changing information with my readers. BigMama* has her trip to the Dominican. I have crock pot condoms. We all do what we can.

So now I'm thinking we should all do some kind of post-your-favorite-slow-cooker-recipe carnival in honor of not having to clean our slow cookers. What do you think? Would you participate?

As for gratitude, today I am grateful that there was Coffeemate Peppermint Mocha Creamer at my Publix. They've been out since it arrived on the shelves. I'm starting to doubt it was ever really there. I think they may have been trying to build up demand with the "Peppermint Mocha" label in front of a large gaping hole in the creamer section. Like with gas. Encourage peppermint mocha creamer hording. It worked. I bought three.

And I am thankful that yesterday, while making dinner I stumbled upon something previously thought to be an urban legend. Look:

Four children. Snuggled together on the sofa. With no fighting or bickering or pushing for an entire hour. Yes, the spaced out expressions are because they were watching Ratatouille on TV. But I won't make a single apology about it. An HOUR, uninterrupted, to make dinner take pictures and post them on my blog while my children enjoyed tolerated each others company.

That's the American dream right there.

* Please don't take my attempt at humor as diminishing anything the compassion bloggers are doing to make a difference. This is a wonderful group of people and a wonderful organization. If you haven't been there, you really should check it out.


Kat said...

Wow! Four children on the couch not fighting for an hour??? That IS something to be thankful for! ;)

painted maypole said...

that's a LONG couch.

and dude... crock pot condoms? sounds nice, but I have to say, not so great for our old friend the environment.

Lori said...

No bickering for an hour?!? Whatever it takes I say, whatever it takes...

I would love to swap crockpot recipes! I really am always looking for good ones.

spaz said...

I've already purchased and finished my first peppermint mocha creamer this season. Last year I couldn't find them at all. So, I was happy when I spotted it this year. I hope I don't have any more trouble finding it. :( It really does make the holidays brighter!

Kyla said...

They looks so cute all snuggled together. I like how it is boy/girl.

theresa said...

I'm on Peppermint Mocha creamer #2! One of the best parts of the Christmas stuff coming out so early in the year! :o)

And I would absolutely participate in a crockpot recipe swap!!

Lisa writes... said...

You know I'm a grinch, but one of my FAVORITE things about The Season is, hands down, Peppermint Mocha Creamer! I've been through three bottles already--and each time I've bought all the store had! Love it!

And I'm all over a crock pot carnival.