Thursday, January 21, 2010

Potato Chips, Cheese Puff Chains and Other Nonsense

Just the other day I overheard someone saying to someone else, "I think I have a new favorite potato chip."

The first thought that crossed my mind was "There's more than one kind?" I mean, a potato chip is a potato chip right? Yellowish in color, salty, tasty, but just a potato chip.

I can hear some of you saying, "What!?! JUST a potato chip?!?! Is she out of her mind?!?!

OK. OK. I know. There are many varieties, many brands and they are all vastly different, right? OK, if you say so, but chips just aren't my thing. They're OK. I will eat them if they are there - right in front of me, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat them, especially if there is chocolate or cookies or other baked goods around that I could eat instead. I am most definitely a cake/cookie/candy person at heart. Snickers is the same. The hubby and Sweet Pea are equal opportunity snackers and will eat just about anything tasty. But Doodlebug is definitely a chip person. He has yet to meet a Dorito, cheese puff or potato chip that he doesn't like. In fact, his last birthday party was centered around his two very favorite things - kittens and cheese puffs. Yeah, you try to make a birthday party with a kitty cheese puffs theme! But I was up to the task. The party was complete with hand-made birthday invitations:

Front Picture:

Inside Picture:

Construction paper kitty prints on the floor and tablecloth:

Hand-strung cheese puffs chains:

A kitty-eating-a-cheese-puff cake:

And a hand-decorated shirt:


Let me tell you, I felt rather silly stringing chains and chains and chains of cheese puffs together with a needle and thread. It was very messy, tastylicious work. (Not as tasty as cookie chains, or chocolate chains, but tasty nonetheless). But overall the party was a hit and the decorations were just right.

For his next birthday he's requested a Dorito and doggy theme! How am I going to string chains of Dorito's? It will be a challenge, but I think I'm up to it!



  1. Hi Duck! I love cats too, and I have to say that this cake seems to be as delicious as pretty and funny!