Spray a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with spray oil. Flatten with your hands the roll of gingerbread cookie dough into the bottom and up the sides (a small roll will work if you just want it on the bottom).
Bake on 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, till you can insert a toothpick in the thickest parts and come out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
When crust is just about cooled enough, mix together pudding as directed on the box for the pudding pie version. This does not require as much milk and will firm up more for cutting.
Add the pudding to the top of the gingerbread and then top with whipped topping.
A new challenge for Just Keeping Busy. I enlisted myself to create a mountain, but not just any mountain. This is a special mountain for some special people who are trying to educate people and businesses on the right and wrong things to do while serving the general public with online services.
Scott Stratten the creator of the Un-Podcast series, on his Un-Marketing web site, co-hosted and written with Alison Kramer, direct their topics in addressing things that happen in business that should not happen and offer recommendations on how other businesses can avoid the same mistakes.
These two have a mountain, that they call “Moron Mountain” (no relation to the mountain by the same name in “Space Jam“). This mountain contains the names of people and business who have not been too smart about choices that they have made in business and customer service. The severity of the incident determines where these names end up on the mountain. The more offensive the incident, the higher the name ends up. The idea is based on the game show The Price is Right’s Cliffhanger Game. In this TV game, there is a mountain climber that is moved up the hill and stops when it reaches it’s price goal. On the Un-Postcast, the climber moves up the hill to the level of offence by the company in question.
Up to this point they have had a wonderfully made mountain, assembled by Alison’s kids. While it served it’s purpose, it was made out of foam board and paper and it had put in it’s time. They needed one that would be more durable to handle the travel back and forth to and from the studios they use for the videos. In their Un-Podcast episode #25 they made a challenge to anyone who could make them a new mountain. The task was asked and the task was accepted.
Mountains can be moved, mine are moved and made one piece at a time:
The first part was cutting the wood to the appropriate sizes:
A slot was cut in the back board. For what you say? For the climber of course:
Some legs were created and all the pieces were screwed together:
The climber is going to be able to be moved up and down the mountain, and stay where they place him till moved again. My own invention will make this possible:
It’s paint time, I took some green spray paint to apply for my base color.
I then, using white and different shades of blue created a sky.
Using shades of brown and grey, created the mountains and white for snow caps. a couple streams will create a nice up stream without a paddle feel.
Added a few niceties, trees and grass, boulders. Look out for those rapids, they’re white capping big time.
I sprayed on a clear acrylic paint for a clear coat to start. Complimented the decor with a little 3-d effect with some rocks, and yes they’re real.
And of course it’s not complete without the Alpine Climber, ready for any adventure.
Being at the bottom of this mountain is a good thing, if you end up on it at all.
The Top, NOT so much … Just ask Air Canada .. 🙁 sad for them.
Ok, now to let it set for a several days and then I will spray on a clear coat of paint to set and seal it well, so that all their stickies with the unfortunate souls names will stick well and be able to pull them off with ease if they redeem themselves.
The mountain was shipped carefully to Canada in 50 foot of bubble wrap and Kraft paper. Arrived there in one piece and found it’s place on the set of UnMarketing UnPodcast #34.
In a large pot boil potatoes till tender with a fork. Mash with butter and milk to form mashed potatoes, add the shredded cheese and season with onion powder and salt/pepper. Set aside to cool.
While the potatoes cook; In a large bowl whisk together eggs, egg yolk, milk, lemon juice, oil and butter. Whisk till well blended, next add the flour and salt and stir till dough forms and becomes a ball. Add additional flour if needed to remove wetness. Set aside covered with a towel for 15-20 minutes.
Take a piece of the dough out and roll out with a rolling pin on a floured surface, flipping to evenly flour and keep from sticking. Take a large cookie cutter or cup/glass about 4 inches and cut out circles approximately 1/8 inch thick. Not too thin to tear but not too thick.
Spoon a tablespoon of the mashed potatoes into the center and fold over, mash the edges together, moisten with a little water if the edges do not want to stick. Place on a floured cookie sheet or a container that is floured with floured wax paper between the layers. Freeze.
When frozen, then prepare a skillet with light oil on medium heat. Add the pierogy in 1 layer to the hot pan and cook about 6 minutes per side or till golden brown.
Enjoy as is or sour cream can be used as a common dipping sauce.
Peel and slice the jicama into strips or bite size pieces. Place in a bowl and toss with the all the seasonings. Place on a spray oiled baking sheet and bake on 350 degrees for 20 minutes. You can do an extra 5 minutes on broil to give extra outside crisp.
Serve warm. The nice thing about jicama is that it is still crunchy after baking not like potatoes that can get soggy.
In a spray oiled glass dish bake the chicken seasoned with the bacon flavoring on 350 for 25-30 minutes or till chicken is done. When the chicken is done, use and fork and knife and cut chicken up into bite size pieces.
Cut a spaghetti squash in half and bake on a cookie sheet for 25-30 minutes on 350 degrees.
Cook frozen green beans according to directions on pkg.
Once both the squash and the chicken are done, scrape one half of the squash into the dish with the chicken with a fork. Stir in the beans that are drained and toss all together, sprinkle with some more seasoning if desired. Serve.
If needed place into the oven and warm back up for about 15-20 minutes on 350 degrees.
In a slow cooker, cook the pork seasoned with the pepper seasoning and the diced chilis on low for 5-6 hours or 1-2 hours on high, till meat is fully cooked.
Cut the spaghetti squash in half and bake on a cookie sheet for 25-30 minutes on 350 degrees. Remove and let cool for about 5-10 minutes.
Once meat is done, scrape the squash out of one of the halves into the slow cooker with a fork. Stir together and heat further to warm the squash if needed or serve immediately. The squash can be added when the meat is almost done and cooked on low for as long as needed till meat is done or your ready to serve.
Skewers or dowel sticks stuck down into all layers of the cake can help make secure.
I then mixed together blue frosting with the same recipe and added his pants using Twinkies for the legs and half ones for the feet.
The minion also where’s a coconut bra in the end with his fruit hat, so I found some white Hostess Snowballs and tinted them brown.
The goggle was made from 2 canning jar lids glued together and a piece of white foam board painted with the eye lid and pupil popped into the back of the lid.
Black tube frosting was used for the hair and strap. More Twinkies were used for mini minions around the base.
For the hat, I found a child size sombrero and glued fake fruit to it. I then lined the inside of the hat with some wax paper, waited till we got to our destination then applied the hat. Lining it with the wax paper allowed us to remove it and let Kaylee wear it.