For the cashews, you put a tablespoon of oil in a baking dish, then put in 1 pound of cashews. Stir them until all the cashews get coated with the oil, then bake at 350 for 15 minutes, then put in 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Stir again until all cashews are coated, and then bake for 5 more minutes.
The cupcakes are easy too. All you need to do is prepare a devil's food cake mix according to package directions and crush up a box of Oreos and add to the mix. Then bake according to directions on box. I only did 2/3 of the Oreos because I wanted to eat some (ha! imagine that!), but I think they would have been better if I would have added all of them. I thought that these would be good to take tailgating since they didn't have icing and wouldn't melt too much.
Saturday morning I took the food over to Karen's house since they were going to tailgate early and I couldn't go with them. Then I went to a wedding shower. It should have taken me about half an hour to get there, but it actually took me almost an hour because I got lost. Luckily my brother called me and he was by a computer ( I don't have internet on my phone... I know I am stuck in the dark ages), so he was able to help me get there after driving up and down the same road about 4 times. It was interesting, that's for sure. At the wedding shower, I only knew 3 people: the bride, her mother, and the maid of honor. It was a nice shower and I ended up only being able to stay about 45 minutes since I was late. Here we are at the shower:
The girls out tailgating:
Me and my brother:
I was there from about 11:30 until I left for the game about 4:30. I wanted to make sure that I was there in time to see the band do their pregame show and have time to go to the bathroom before that in the stadium because I was NOT going to use a Port-a-Potty or pee in the grass. :) Of course, in my typical fashion, I was waaaayyy to early and sat bored in my seat for a while.
Here's my favorite part of the pregame show: The Big A!
The Razorbacks beat ULM 31-7. It was a little scary there in the first half when we were only up by 7, but I guess Coach Petrino talked some sense into them at halftime. I was a little surprised that the band did not do a patriotic halftime show since it was September 11, but I did enjoy the show. I was a little sick at the game (probably from being so hot and eating only crap that day) and the girl next to me kept elbowing me in the stomach. I actually had to miss the Go Hogs spellout because I had to go to the bathroom since I felt like I was either going to pass out or throw up. Luckily there was not a line. :)
Sunday morning I got up with the chickens at 5:45 am (ok so I don't really know what time chickens get up.) I had to play handbells in church and we had to be there at 7:15. I had to leave a little early since I had to run by Starbucks (yum- Pumpkin Spice!) and then get there in time to put out some fliers at church before we practiced.
After church I had to run home and start cooking again! The Women's Bible study at my church started up yesterday and I had to bring snacks. Luckily Ashley (who needs to update her blog) helped me do the snacks! I "made" tacquitos, which was the easiest thing since they are frozen and all you have to do is throw them in a pan and stick it in the oven. However, the package lies when it says they will be done in 15 minutes. Just so you know.
I also made snowballs, which are some cookies covered in powdered sugar and that have a hershey's kiss in the middle. Those were a pain haha. And then I made spinach dip, which was super yummy. I happen to have the recipe because my grandmother loved it so much that she had me email her the recipe:
10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed
2 cups sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 envelope vegetable soup mix
1 small white onion, chopped
8 ounce can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Squeeze out water from thawed spinach and do NOT cook. Add all other ingredients and mix.
I also had leftovers from the tailgate party so I brought that stuff too. My stupid air conditioner overflowed the drip pan, and so I had to do some laundry from the towels that I used to clean up the mess. I can't seem to get the water to drip into a trash can.... instead it seems to like to go anywhere else. Apparently this is common after the fan motor goes out, and I saw on the internet that it said to pour a cup of bleach down the pipe. So I tried that and I'll let you know if it worked! I sure hope so because I am sick of calling the air conditioner people to my house!!