Twilight Bark

Hello out there in the blogosphere! Is this going to be weekly blog? No. Is this going to be bi-weekly? No. To be honest, when I tried to do that before, this experiment felt far more stressful and chore-like than something enjoyable; and I don’t want to write unless I have something to say and time to say it.

The past couple of weeks I have worked my way through the 101 Dalmatian franchise from the 1961 original classic to the 1996 live-action version starring the ever glamorous Glenn Close. And let’s not forget that each one had a sequel…unfortunately. I’m all for franchising and continuing the adventure but…sometimes we should just leave well-enough alone – especially if quality suffers. However, being the Disney fanatic that I am, even the cringe worthy sequels have a special place in my heart.

It took my about two – three weeks to finish four films which left me contemplating time

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James Coleman

and balance quite a bit. I’ve been working really hard to get into a routine that works with my busy schedule while still allowing time to exercise and time to just be Alice. I think we work too hard at being busy and not hard enough at being relaxed and care-free. Which, when you think about it, is a complete juxtaposition. In my fight for complete relaxed, care-free time in my day I found that twilight has become my favorite time of day – that period of time when I can shift from work-mode to Alice-mode. I’ve made it my mission to savor that time and require it of myself regardless of how much work I still need to get done. In doing so I’ve found my energy is up at work and my daytime activities are far more productive. I’ve never been much for routine and hate doing the same thing every day, but truthfully, it has been the key that has unlocked the door to my happy place.

It was during my twilight time that I found the time to enjoy my Disney films before retiring to bed for the night. A couple of weeks ago when I thought I would watch the films all at once I made a candy-concoction I call “Kanine Krunchies” from 101 Dalmatians. I originally made this recipe in my original blog, but just like any reboot, I’ve also rebooted the recipe. The recipe I’m using for this blog is from Your Cup of Cake. I made a humanly edible version of Puppy Chow called Cookies and Cream Puppy Chow.

Ingredients

“Cream”:

  • 5 C. rice Chex cerealPuppy Chow Ingredients
  • 1 C. white chocolate chips
  • 8 Oreos finely crushed
  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar

“Cookies”:

  • 5 C. rice Chex cereal
  • 1 C. milk chocolate chips
  • 8 Oreos finely crushed
  • 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • Extra chopped Oreos

 

Directions

“Cream”

  1. Measure out rice Chex cereal and place in a large bowl.
  2. Measure out powdered sugar and crushed Oreos and place in a large plastic bag or in a large Tupperware with a lid (You’ll need to shake the bag/Tupperware later).
  3. Melt white chocolate and stir until smooth.
  4. Pour melted chocolate over rice cereal and stir until coated.
  5. Transfer chocolate coated rice cereal into your plastic bag with sugar/cookies. Shake, shake, shake until coasted.
  6. Dump onto a cookie sheet to cool.

Puppy Chow Cream

“Cookies”

  1. Repeat steps 1-6 with the “Cookies” ingredients.
  2. Once cooled, mix the “Cookies” and “Cream” Puppy Chow together and fold in extra chopped Oreos.

Puppy Chow Cookies

Thank you Your Cup of Cake for creating one of my favorite chocolate flavor combinations for “Kanine Krunchies.”

Puppy Chow

 

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