A Roadrunner, A Recipe and A Chunky Monkey

Good morning friends!  Well, apparently a majority of the links I’ve posted to Facebook that contain blog posts haven’t been posting at all.  Womp womp (insert huge sad, frown-y face).  I have no idea what happened or how to fix it at the current moment.  I even had the hubby check it out and he couldn’t solve it either.  Although it still doesn’t work, it just means that I have to take an extra step and do it manually.  That’s okay though because I so have alllll the time in the world.  I mean, I just sit and eat bon-bons and watch soaps all day anyway.


Soooo, yesterday morning I glanced out the patio door and saw a giant something under one of the bushes.  It was moving around and kicking rocks and then it started to run.  I have never seen a bird like this in our yard before and I wasn’t sure what it was.  A bird?  A plane? Super Grover 2.0?  Sesame street has gotten the best of me.  Anywho, I quickly grabbed the camera and hoped it was still there for me to capture a pic.  Thankfully, he was on the fence when I got back.  As soon as I took the pic, it jumped the fence into the neighbor’s yard. The hubby told me that it’s a roadrunner.  Meep meep!  It’s a pretty cool lookin’ bird if you ask me.  Hopefully I see more of these around and less scorpions…bleh.  Speaking of scorpions, my baby was stung by one last week :-(  He’s totally fine, but let me tell you….I NEVER want to relive a moment like that again.  How horrible.  He did better than me.  I just couldn’t hold it together for a while.  Poison control and a nurse at the hospital were so awesome at calling me throughout the day to check on him.  I had a bazillion questions and they answered every single one of them.  They rocked.  And I’ve finally calmed down.


The kids wanted to bake cookies the other day, but there wasn’t much time to do it.  Thus, I decided on “Haystacks”…the no-bake cookie.  They’re super easy to make and taste good too.  The kids enjoyed making them almost as much as they did eating them.  I remember eating these at the home of a childhood friend.  I loved them then and love them now.

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He must have eaten too many haystacks…time to hit the gym.  Would you just look at those thighs?  More rolls than a bakery ;)

Haystacks (aka Springtime Nests)

  • 1 c butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 c light corn syrup
  • 1/2 c creamy peanut butter (I used chunky.  I’m a rule breaker that way.)
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 2 1/2 c chow mein noodles
  • 2 c cornflakes, slightly crushed
  1. Combine butterscotch chips, corn syrup, peanut butter and sugar in a large microwaveable bowl.  Microwave at high 1 – 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals.
  2. Stir in chow mein noodles and cornflakes until evenly coated.  Quickly shape into 1/4 cupfuls mixture into balls.  Place on waxed paper to set.  Makes approx. 1 1/2 doz cookies.

Hope you enjoy the recipe!  Anything with peanut butter and a little crunch has got to be good.  I’m also working on another little furniture redo for Friday, so stay tuned!

One Reply to “A Roadrunner, A Recipe and A Chunky Monkey”

  1. I hope N is still doing OK. How scary is that! It would freak me out, to say the least. A roadrunner….really? Is that cool or what!! I know they exist but I’ve never actually seen one. He looks somewhat like the cartoon with Wyle E. Coyote…ha! The no-bake cookie recipe sounds awesome. Sometimes a person doesn’t WANT chocolate so this would fit the bill. Thanks!

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