We all know that I am a fan of a good, trashy reality show.
But seriously, I tried to watch that Extreme Couponing show that everyone’s been talking about and it just isn’t happening.
First of all, they make me feel like an idiot for even paying for stuff I buy. Because I should obviously be getting everything for free and/or the store should be paying ME to purchase 427 toothbrushes.
(Plus, I’m a sucker for packaging and bright colors. And stuff that smells good. And candy and brand-new magazines. In couponing land, I am the worst type of shopper ever invented in all the world)
Second of all, I don’t understand the whole stock pile thing. Are these people going to the store so that they can buy stuff to put in their OWN store that they have at home? I mean…shelves and shelves of food and toiletries organized by type and expiration date? Hello, that’s a STORE.
So why do they keep going to the store? They have a free store at their house. I’m so confused. Really.
And if we’re being honest, it’s pretty much the same thing as Hoarders, but with toilet paper and cereal. And I quit watching Hoarders because after seeing about five episodes it stopped being interesting unless they found a family of possums living in the kitchen cupboards or a rat flattened under a pile of phone books.
I think I’ll just stick to my Housewives. Sure they’re immature and two faced, but at least none of them are taking 3 hours in the grocery line which in real life is pretty much unforgivable.
Most of you know that I’ll be gone Wednesday-Friday this week, touring the Wilton kitchens and participating in a friendly competition with some other fabulous bloggers. Before I left, I decided to make these quick and easy bars that caught my eye on Pillsbury.com. I made a few changes and they are AWESOME.
Make them. With ingredients you PAID for, please.
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks
1 cup Mini (the TINY kind) peanut butter cups
1 can chocolate frosting + 2 TBS peanut butter for topping.
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9×13 inch pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray.
Press sugar cookie dough evenly into bottom of the pan and bake for 10 minutes.
While it’s baking, mix sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, vanilla and peanut butter in a medium bowl until smooth. Fold in peanut butter cups. Spoon mixture over crust and spread carefully.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until center is set. Allow to cool on a cooling rack. Peel wrapper off of canned frosting and place uncovered in the microwave. Microwave, stirring every 10 seconds until pourable but still thick. Stir in 2 TBS peanut butter and pour over bars. Spread evenly.
Place in the refrigerator to set. Once firm, remove foil and cut into squares.
Make these and share them with people and everyone will love you and do anything you say. And you will feel powerful and important. Yay!!
Have a happy Wednesday!!