Wednesday, February 22, 2012

tastes like chicken

approximately 1.4 million years ago my mother bought a little cookbook in the checkout line of the grocery store.

i think it was $3.50.

this little thing was so full of incredible recipes that we had it for years—stained, ripped up and falling apart. they were easy and tasty, and some of them—just plain fun.

like this little guy:

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what’s not to love about a little chocolate mouse?

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i made these a bunch of times years ago. pretty much any time i would stumble across the triangle shaped shortbread cookies—which are kind of key to the design—i’d whip up a batch. but would you believe that i haven’t made them once for my own children? shameful.

so we fixed that situation last week.

and while it started out as a Mommy-Directed Project, it wasn’t but a few minutes before i (quite happily) found myself pushed out of the way…watching my three bigger girls have at it while i was relegated to the role of photographer.

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and i’m totally okay with that. maybe they didn’t come out as “picture perfect” as if i had taken charge of artfully placing each drop of chocolate…but, well…you know. ;)

the flock murder herd infestation group of little chocolaty mice sat on our counter for all of about 10 minutes before the “aww how cute” had changed to “chompchompchomp”.

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now we just have to make sure the little ones don’t try eating any real mice they happen to come across.

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE MOUSES

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first do all your prep work:

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assembly:

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once you get them all done to this point, stick the whole tray in the fridge for a few minutes to set the chocolate.

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enjoy!

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