Monday, August 13, 2007

Fun Monday# 29

Beckie wants to know what your favorite treat is. Is it sweet or sour? Is it plain or salty? Is it candy or chocolate? Is it homemade or store bought? For instance, if your favorite is chocolate, tell us what kind specifically - sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes not so much. I have heard a lot of talk about Junior Mints, but is it your favorite or just a tasty treat? It can be anything, popcorn, peanuts, ice cream or chips, maybe you have more than one favorite - that is ok, just show us your favorite(s) and tell us why you like it so much. C’mon, what gets you all juiced up?

This little gang is my favourite treat. I think they look very sweet and I can never get enough !!!
When they're not around I can always console myself with these salty little chaps!!!
This weekend my favourite homemade treat was Mars Bar Cakes (I won't tell you all the high calorie content that make up these tempting little treats..... that Ben, my youngest grandson, helped make. I also think he managed to eat the majority of them as well!!

I've had a marvellous week with Beccy and the children. They go home today and I will be taking them to the airport before I can start reading about all your indulgences. I bet we are in for some wonderful treats!!!

Update:
If anyone would like the recipe for the Mars Bar Cake here is Sam's post about making them. Becks & Posh: Beccy's Marvellous Mars Bar Cake

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57 Comments:

At 13/8/07 02:24, Blogger Kila said...

Those are among my favorites, too.

Would you share how you made the goodies in the final photo? They look delicious, and different than just plain rice krispies squares.

 
At 13/8/07 02:42, Blogger Beckie said...

Ahh, that is sweet! Great pictures - I love the family picture. Also, that Mars bar looks delish!

 
At 13/8/07 02:50, Blogger Sam said...

Here is the recipe for the Mars Bar Cake.

Mum - that picture of me is hideous!

 
At 13/8/07 03:03, Blogger mjd said...

From what I can tell, we are in for some wonderful treats. Your picture of the Mars bar does look rather tempting itself. Mars Bar cake must be very tasty.

 
At 13/8/07 03:40, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

My problem is that I like all of the treats and few fruits or veggies.

 
At 13/8/07 03:53, Blogger Melanie said...

My family is my favorite treat too! And also your food choices- great picks!

 
At 13/8/07 04:25, Anonymous Karmyn R said...

OH - Pringles do not last in my house. If the lid comes off, it stays off and the can is emptied out too quickly!!!

 
At 13/8/07 06:28, Blogger Pamela said...

I've been able to be sane about potato chips. I only like them if there is some wonderful dip.

But I love nuts and caramel --- and Beccy's recipe for flapjacks is already a favorite for friends coming to our house

 
At 13/8/07 07:03, Blogger ChrisB said...

Kila see Sam's comment she has put a link to a post she did about the mars bar cakes.

beckie the MB cakes are a fav in this family.

sam thanks for putting in the link that was a good post of yours. I don't have any recent photos of you that one was 2005. I didn't think you would want me to use a profile one!

mjd far too tasty!!!

AC my problem is I like it all!!

melanie family or choc no contest !!

karmyn I won't tell you how many boxes of Pringles they got through. I thought I had hidden away a box but it was found so I had to fish the container out of the bin to take photo!!

pamela I always have some nuts with my muesli but caramel would be my first choice from any choc box.

 
At 13/8/07 07:22, Blogger alisonwonderland said...

mmm. i think i like your treats!

(i've played Fun Monday for the first time!)

 
At 13/8/07 07:54, Anonymous willowtree said...

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I think you have a poltergeist. There's seems to be a disembodied head in that family snap.

I love Mars Bars, although not as much as I used to (I had a Mars Bar on the way to work every day for three years, I've only just started eating them again)

 
At 13/8/07 08:23, Anonymous EmBee said...

Willowtree, you have heard of headless chickens but you have to come to chrisb's blog to see bodyless ones. We had a wonderful weekend and my thanks to all who sent good wishes and who helped make it good. Love EmBee

 
At 13/8/07 10:52, Blogger ChrisB said...

WT I'm still a novice with photoshop and they all hooted when they saw this !!!

 
At 13/8/07 10:53, Blogger ChrisB said...

alisinwonderland welcome I'll be over soon :)

 
At 13/8/07 11:21, Blogger her indoors said...

now they sound so yummy, trouble is i would keep eating the mars bars so would have to buy extra!

 
At 13/8/07 11:36, Blogger Hootin'Anni said...

Oh yum!!!
I know one thing for certain....today, I don't give a HOOT about dieting and foods that are healthy!

Just gimme, gimme, gimme!! *Oink.* DeLISH!!

My fun Monday is posted.

 
At 13/8/07 11:58, Blogger Amy W said...

I really want some chocolate now!

 
At 13/8/07 12:23, Blogger Steffi said...

Those are my favourites too.I like more salty things as sweet things.But fruits and vegetables I like too.

 
At 13/8/07 13:10, Anonymous swamp witch said...

The thing I like about Pringles is I can fit several very neatly into my mouth at once.
I'm off to get that recipe.

 
At 13/8/07 13:14, Blogger Steffi said...

I posted my Fun Monday too...

 
At 13/8/07 13:17, Blogger Asha said...

Happy Monday Chris!:)
Family looks great,Mollie's dad is missing!Mars Bar cake is sinful!:D
Enjoy your Pringles today.

 
At 13/8/07 13:55, Blogger Tracy said...

Aw the cake sounds wonderful. I will have to try it. prigcles are good also.

 
At 13/8/07 14:08, Blogger theotherbear said...

I thought the same thing as WT.

Also I put Mars Bars in mine and the link I included said they were not available in north america. And that the UK recipe is different now to the Aussie one, and indeed it does look slightly different.

I love that Mars Bar slice.

 
At 13/8/07 15:00, Anonymous nikki said...

Not a big Mars Bar fan, but I love me some Pringles! (and now I can't get the Pringles theme song out of my head.)

 
At 13/8/07 15:16, Blogger Kaytabug said...

Once you pop you can't stop!! Now I am wishing the states had Mars bars...any cake with candy bars sounds delicious!

 
At 13/8/07 15:17, Anonymous Debbie said...

Looks great, and I love the kids making the Mars bar concoction.

 
At 13/8/07 15:30, Blogger Debs said...

Pringles do not last around my house either.

The Mars Bars Cakes looks sooooooo yummy.

 
At 13/8/07 15:33, Blogger Jenni said...

It looks like WT beat me to it on commenting about the floating head. That's just a little freaky, ma'am. It reminds me of one of a spoof on email hoaxes that I get once in a while pleading for help for a boy born without a body. Nice looking family, though, with or without bodies attached.

Those Mars bars definitely look like our Milky Way bars. I'm going to have to try the recipe. They look so much better than regular Rice Crispy treats.

 
At 13/8/07 15:35, Blogger Karina said...

OOOH, I miss pringles, haven't had them in a long time! And I'm doing everything in my power NOT to click on the link for the recipe for the mars bars cake...I'm not looking, I'm not looking...

 
At 13/8/07 15:43, Anonymous susan said...

The treats all look so yummy. What cracks me up the most is your child with the floating head!

 
At 13/8/07 16:29, Blogger ChrisB said...

her indoors I'm getting better at not doing that -no I lie these were on special offer so I had two packets but only ate one bar the rest went into the mixture!!.

hootin annie I think we will all feel oinkish after today!!

amy reading all the posts has just made me eat an icecream!!

swampy the perfect sort of Mick Jagger tongue!!

steffi I love my fruit and veg as well and I actually tend to eat more of the sweet things when the family visit.

asha Mollie's dad (Joules) didn't come over with them this time!!

tracy why is it all the nice things aren't good for us!!

theotherbear there has been a lot of controversy here about the content of mars bars. I should have put the 'head' in a different position to make it less obvious!!

nikki hoorah for Pringles:)

kaytabug that is so true what secret addictive ingredient do they put in them!!!

debbie that was a fun post they love making them and it's one of our party regulars.

debs my daughter says they have had their sugar and salt rations for weeks to come!!

jenni I just wanted to get my other daughter in the frame, but she was not happy with it - she's an animator so expects perfection!!

karina look at it look at it just see how cute the grand kids were a couple of yrs ago!!

susan I don't think I'm going to live that floating head down! !!

 
At 13/8/07 16:37, Blogger Rachel said...

Awww, sweet! I could sit and eat a whole freakin can of Pringles!!! They are just soooo good!

 
At 13/8/07 16:48, Blogger john.g. said...

I don't think I can post what gets me "juiced up", but salted peanuts are good!!

 
At 13/8/07 17:02, Blogger Tiggerlane said...

I'm feeling bummed, b/c I can't have a Mars bar! Love the first photo - great post.

 
At 13/8/07 17:33, Blogger Sam said...

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At 13/8/07 17:57, Anonymous Stephanie said...

THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! For that recipe!!

Oh, and I think your family are pretty sweet, too!

 
At 13/8/07 19:37, Blogger Robinella said...

Pringles...you can't stop eating those darn things. I'm sure my oldest can devour an entire can in one sitting.

 
At 13/8/07 19:58, Blogger ChrisB said...

rachel they are pretty addictive aren't they!!

john I think that might be naughty!!

tiggerlane not th ebest picture in th eworld but it conveys the sentiment :)

stephanie it you want it to be really wicked you can top it with melted choc and let this set!!

robinella my grand children would do that luckily they are usually here together so have to share!

 
At 13/8/07 20:32, Blogger Kahless said...

Thank-you for linking the mars bar cake recipe; I will give it a try at the weekend.
yummy

 
At 13/8/07 21:41, Anonymous Robin said...

And you can make fun duck faces with Pringles Chips, too.

I think you have some fine photoshopping skills there, lol.

And how sweet...your favorite "treat" doesn't make you gain an ounce...first one of those I've seen all day!

(Glad y'all had a good visit!)

 
At 13/8/07 22:20, Blogger frannie said...

yummy looking cake!!!

the picture of Sam cracked me up-- I love how you stuck her in there!

 
At 13/8/07 22:26, Blogger The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Oh my god, where are the flapjacks!!?

 
At 14/8/07 01:02, Blogger Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Glad you had such a lovely week!

Are you gonna post the recipe to the mars bar cake? (hint hint)

 
At 14/8/07 01:04, Blogger debi said...

Oh thanks alot. I will be making that cake this week. Cuz I am not yet fat enough.If I eat it with the Pringles I can keep my bloodpressure up to the high standards that my Dr has been so happy (Not) about. I am a sucker for recipes that come with pictures. Lovely family picture.

 
At 14/8/07 01:40, Blogger BS said...

My heart melted when I opened up this post - your children and grandchild have a very special "Mum". I put together a family pic with a floating head once - I couldn't leave out my brother just because he wasn't able to be there (he was in LA at the time helping restore power for the Hurricane Katrina victims).

 
At 14/8/07 02:09, Anonymous Frances said...

The family photo was my favorite.
Lovely post.
Lovely blogger.
Thanks for visiting mine,
Frances

 
At 14/8/07 02:49, Anonymous The Pear Lady said...

Cool, MsC...I like Pringles, too. :D
and, that Mars bars cake does sound good. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm :)

 
At 14/8/07 04:39, Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Y-U-M-M-Y! I love Mars bars!!!

 
At 14/8/07 05:21, Blogger lisa's chaos said...

Yummy, I never thought of using candy bars to make something other than Smores. :)

 
At 14/8/07 07:03, Blogger bichonpawz said...

Pringles are GREAT! Belated Happy Birthday to Embee and I will have to try your recipe for the Mars Bars...

 
At 14/8/07 09:19, Blogger ChrisB said...

kathless just don't think about the calories

robin there's no contest where my family are concerned -first choice everytime :)

frannie I should have stuck her behind the others and it wouldn't have looked so obvious!

purpleworms 'fraid mars bars won this time!!

tiger lamb girl you will find it on Sam's link.

debi the trouble with all these things is one piece is just not satisfying.

BS I haven't seen Sam for over a year but she will be visiting in Sept. and I hope to go to San Fransisco for thanks giving.

frances photo was mine too it's so quiet here now they've gone home.

the pear lady and la bellina mammina why is it that all the good things are fattening.

lisa's chaos using candy (choc) is quite popular here.

bichonpawz I wonder if I could get some free mars bars for promoting their chocolate hehe !!

 
At 14/8/07 10:44, Blogger Beccy said...

51 comments!

As long as you don't coat me in chocolate and try to eat me I'm happy to be one of your favourite treats!

 
At 14/8/07 11:16, Blogger ChrisB said...

beccy I've never had so many comments I'm thrilled :)

 
At 14/8/07 15:06, Anonymous enidd said...

enidd's wondering why sam is floating above the snacks like a (very pretty) balloon ;-)

 
At 14/8/07 15:14, Blogger ChrisB said...

enidd as you can see I still haven't quite mastered photoshop elements!!! Dillon gave me a little lesson to get this far!

 
At 15/8/07 02:09, Blogger Robocop said...

Mmmmm.. Mars Bar Cake. Chocolate. That looks good.

 
At 15/8/07 09:02, Blogger ChrisB said...

robocop this is seriously addictive!!!

 

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