Happy 19th Birthday Mini-me!
You are awesome...
and I'm grateful for you...
and to you...
even though you poke me in my weirdly sensitive arm incessantly...
just to annoy me...
I forgive you...
but only because...
it's the end of the world today too...
which I think might be all your fault...
for poking me in the arm...
you've angered the gods...
but I still love you...
So today is mini-me's big old 19th birthday. Yup, she's of legal drinking age in Canada. Scary, I know. But it's okay. Mom will still kick her ass if she shows up hammered. It's part of the mom oath. We will embarrass you, love you, and kick your ass when needed.
Speaking of embarrassing, mini-me tends to be a private sort of gal. I have to get photo approval for any picture of her I post on the site. I have to ask her permission before writing about her on the site. Basically she is my editor. So I have to be careful what I say and how much information I share. She's private, and sensitive and really strong. So you don't want to chuff her off. Case in point, recently something sort of exciting happened. It happened while I was away at Mixed. It happened on her and boytoy's 1 year dating anniversary. I didn't find out about it till I got home. A few days after I got the news I asked her if I could write about it. She said no, it was weird and she didn't want everyone to know every little detail about her life. So I "promised" I would not tell you guys. I "promised" I would keep the news under my hat. I 'promised" not to spill the beans. I "promised" to keep her secret. I "promised" to keep boytoy's secret. And that "promise" "rings" true. I am far too diplomatic to get all creative to try to tell you about a "promise" or find ways to hint about things like "rings". I would never. It's just not in me. *starts bubble wrapping her weirdly sensitive arm in preparation for the incessant poking*
Here's some things I can share about mini-me:
She can tune out anyone at any time under any circumstances.
She would be the safest person to be stuck in a zombie apocalypse with.
She can make better pizza than her mom, but don't tell her that.
She has the coolest tattoo in the world, which I went with her to get.
She is good at everything she does.
She eats way too many sour patch kids.
She can consume more chocolate and stay thin than any human on the planet.
She never makes her bed.
She will give up her bedroom to let her mom use it for a studio and sincerely not care she got the little room.
She is fearless, sarcastic and has a twisted sense of humour. Just like her mama!
That is mini-me. She is awesome. And weird. And hilarious. And odd. And amazing. And dorky. And cool. And a giant nerd. I am proud to be her mom.
Mini-me is a low maintenance kind of gal when it comes to food. She likes simple. She likes easy. She likes junk. Luckily I like all those things too so I can cook for her easily. This week I made her favourite cake. Her favourite cake is the easiest, simplest, coolest cake you'll ever make. So to mix it up since I've already posted a version of it I decided to change-up the way I presented it. I give you "No Bake Cake in Jars". It's basically zebra cake or wafer cake stacked in little jars. Which is adorable and perfect for Christmas or Birthdays or any holidays really. Everyone gets their own little cake. And no one else's germy little fingers get on my piece of cake. Score! Win 1 for mom. And germaphobes everywhere. You're welcome!
- 1 package of chocolate wafer cookies
- 1 tub of cool whip
- Use either a spoon to drop, or piping bag to pipe, cool whip into small mason jars. You want a thin layer on the bottom of each jar.
- Add a cookie to it.
- Add another layer of cool whip.
- Add another cookie.
- Keep layering until you reach the top of the jar.
- Swirl a little extra cool whip on top.
- Place in the fridge for 12 to 24 hours. The longer you let it set the softer the wafers become. They soften to the point of a cake like texture.
- Remove from fridge.
- Serve with a big old "I made these in 5 minutes flat" smile!
Hope you enjoy. I know we did. This is a treat I learned from my mom so it's cool that mini-me loves it. Makes me happy to see family traditions live on.
Giveaway Closed. Winner was Alice Choi of Hip Foodie Mom. Love her blog!
Since Christmas is coming and I'm in a giving mood you can also enter to win a copy of Desserts in Jars. All you have to do is leave a comment saying what kind of cake you usually request for your own birthday. Easy to enter.
For additional entries you can:
1. Sign up to get my post via email. (look to the right for a box that says "subscribe via email, and enter your email. easy peasy!) Leave additional comment saying you did so.
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4. Tell mini-me and myself how you celebrated your 19th birthday!
Contest will end on December 27th at midnight. Name will be drawn by random.org. Winner has 48 hours to respond or a new name will be drawn. Contest open to everyone!
I also posted something for B-Dudes Birthday back in August. If you missed it you should stop by and read it.
Toodles and Birthday smoochies! xx