October 28, 2023
Of course, we had to do the TikTok Pumpkin challenge. We can't let a fun time pass us by and just sit back and watch.
What is the TikTok Pumpkin Challenge?
You carve your own pumpkin and then wear it on your head for a photo shoot that you then upload to your TikTok account.
That's the challenge. We had hundreds of photos and I can say it was a fun time had by all!
We did check out the Haunted Woods in Red Lake Falls this year, too! I think B did a better job at scaring us than the staff! It was a lot of fun!!
Banana Snickerdoodle Bars
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup mashed banana
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8x8-inch square pan with enough parchment paper to have overhang on all sides.
Whisk flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a bowl.
Beat butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in banana and vanilla extract on low speed until thoroughly combined; mix in flour mixture just until dough comes together. Using lightly floured hands, press dough firmly and evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Whisk together the 1 tablespoon white sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle cinnamon sugar evenly over the dough.
Bake in the preheated oven just until the dough in the center of the pan feels set when lightly touched with a finger, about 25 minutes.
Let bars cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 16 bars.
Joke of the Week
When God created Adam and Eve, He said to them:
I have two gifts to give you - one is to pee standing up and...
Adam, very anxious, interrupted him screaming:
ME! ME! I want it, please Lord... please... please... please...
This would make life a lot easier!
Eve agreed and said that thing didn't matter to her.
So God gave Adam the gift.
Adam was amazed, screaming for joy, running through the Garden of Eden, peeing on every tree.
He ran along the beach making drawings with his pee in the sand.
He lit a fire and played fireman.
God and Eve stared at the mad man with happiness until Eve asked God:
and... what is the other present?
And God answered:
A brain Eve... The brain is yours.
And that my friends, is how it all started.