Thank you on behalf of Kitty for all your sweet comments on my previous post! I’m quite certain that all your positive energy and good vibes are what helped him get used to his new home so quickly and happily. Mrs. Fairy Godmother has been sending us updates and Kitty pictures of him and his new furry buddy. He’s doing great with his super kind new humans in his awesome new home! He wants to be outside all day and only wants to go in the house when his food bowl outside is empty. Yep, that sounds like Kitty. Check out Kitty with his new buddy!
Our travels have been way more enjoyable now that Kitty is safe and happy. Last week we stopped by a really cool place called “Nostalgiaville” in Kingdom City, Missouri. They have all kinds of 50’s and 60’s memorabilia items such as I Love Lucy, Elvis, and The Wizard of Oz.
We’re all maxed out on luggage, so I could only buy something small, flat, and light. It HAD to be a Lucy something…
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show, the pictures in these magnets are from an episode when Lucy and Ethel get jobs at a chocolate factory, and of course they end up clowning around and screwing things up. (Watch it!)
An impulsive last-minute purchase:
Me: Is there a problem, officer?
Officer: Yes, ma’am. That’s not your license.
Me: Oops. Sorry officer, I had a little too much Vitameatavegamin. This one is mine:
Now that you’re all smiling and happy I’m going to drop a bit of a bomb. I haven’t been very inspired to make Easter themed foods and probably won’t write a humongous Easter themed post. Every day by the time we’re done working, it’s already time to check into our hotel and think about what to cook for dinner, which is generally something very simple and non-fun. So no time or energy to make themed foods. Sadface.
I did manage to make these on our day off:
It certainly isn’t perfect, but it’s as good as it gets with limited utensils, ingredients, cooking space, time and energy. We didn’t bring any placemats or cute kitchen towels, but our reusable Whole Foods back worked just fine as a background for this shot, didn’t it? To make the basket, I spread 1/4 cup of melted chocolate chips all around the inside of a small food storage container, and let it harden in the refrigerator for an hour. Then I ran it under some hot water for just a few seconds (the container, not the chocolate!) and after some persuasion the basket-shaped chocolate came off. I did the same thing for the handle using the lid of the food storage container as a mold. I poured chocolate just along the rim of the lid (just half of it), refrigerated it, persuaded it to come off, and “glued” it onto the basket with more melted chocolate.
For the eggs I used my Happy Vegan Ghosts recipe and shaped them into little eggs. You could use pink and yellow food coloring to make them more Eastery, but I didn’t have any on hand. What are those big balls (same Happy Vegan Ghosts batch) around the baskets, you ask? Well, they’re… Easter Bunny Tails? :)
Well, there you have it. Happy Kitty, cool 50’s & 60’s stuff, and my humble Easter contribution. I’ve taken more pictures of other cool things we’ve seen on the road but I’m saving those for next time! Happy April!! Y’all come back now, y’hear?* :)
*I tried to find a video of the end credits of “The Beverly Hillbillies” to along with that line but I had no luck. What’s up with that, YouTube?