Golden Lucy's Spiral Journal

Going on 87...Savoring and Surviving the Senior Years

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Meow, Meow, Meow

I have a great photo of Kitty Litter Cake. Blogger won't post it. But then it could be me. But I doubt it.
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OK. I didn't kill Carole---even though she richly deserved it. I'm actually happy she wrote about what goes on here. She says she isn't typing my posts because she thinks I can do it myself and she expects me to do everything I can on my own. I realize she has a point but I think she's being a hard-ass about it. She's afraid I'll use pain and depression as an excuse for getting nonessential help from other people... I just wonder what's wrong with that!

On a positive note, the two of us went to the big Macy's sale today. As we drove we unceasingly yapped and argued---as usual. Suddenly Carole's eyes lit up and she announced we should have our own reality TV show. " Baby Boomers and Parents Meeting Life Head-On." She may have a point. There are reality shows about the most inane things. Reality TV has laid bare every situation but elder/family relations. Looking at my own life I think that could be highly entertaining----and educational. Even inspirational. Depending on your point of view, of course.

Anyway, I had a wonderful afternoon with Carole and Auntie Sue. We shopped til we dropped and I found a new purse and brocade bed comforter---70% off of course! Carole and Jack are going out for movie night. I've promised not to call them on their cell phones---even if I'm certain they're dead in the street. I guess I'll just have to comfort myself with my new comforter!

Best wishes for a wonderful week for all of us. Here is a great recipe I got at Halloween time and forgot to post. What a hoot! And edible too.


KITTY LITTER CAKE

INGREDIENTS:1 box spice or German chocolate cake mix1 box of white cake mix1 package white sandwich cookies1 large package vanilla instant pudding mixA few drops green food coloring12 small Tootsie Rolls or equivalent
SERVING "DISHES AND UTENSILS" 1 NEW cat-litter box
1 NEW cat-litter box liner. 1 NEW pooper scoop

1) Prepare and bake cake mixes, according to directions, in any size pan. Prepare pudding and chill. Crumble cookies in small batches in blender or food processor. Add a few drops of green food coloring to 1 cup of cookie crumbs. Mix with a fork or shake in a jar. Set aside.

2) When cakes are at room temperature, crumble them into a large bowl. Toss with half of the remaining cookie crumbs and enough pudding to make the mixture moist but not soggy. Place liner in litter box and pour in mixture.

3) Unwrap 3 Tootsie Rolls and heat in a microwave until soft and pliable. Shape the blunt ends into slightly curved points. Repeat with three more rolls. Bury the rolls decoratively in the cake mixture. Sprinkle remaining white cookie crumbs over the mixture then scatter green crumbs lightly over top.

4) Heat 5 more Tootsie Rolls until almost melted. Scrape them on top of the cake and sprinkle with crumbs from the litter box. Heat the remaining Tootsie Roll until pliable and hang it over the edge of the box. Place box on a sheet of newspaper and serve with scooper. Enjoy!

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