Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Gumdrop Day, Sea Monkey Day, February 15th

Gumdrop Day

How can you be sad while saying the word "Gumdrop." It's kind of a silly word. It just brings back memories of childhood, sitting around the Candyland game, hoping to make it through "Gumdrop Pass" quickly to win the game. Yes, I grew up in a rainy place with lots of indoor recesses, and that's why I remember the name of "Gumdrop Pass," not because I dreamed about taking up permanent residence in Candyland when I grew up or anything.

Kraft Foods has an easy way to make sugar flowers out of gumdrops. Now, while this might not be a traditional way to celebrate Gumdrop Day, it sure is darn cute!

Gumdrop Flowers

Flatten gumdrops with rolling pin on surface or sheet of waxed paper sprinkled with sugar. Roll until very thin (about 1/16-inch thick), turning frequently to coat with sugar.

Hold flattened gumdrop at center; overlap edges slightly to give petal effect, pressing piece together at base to resemble a flower. For open blossom, bend gumdrop petals outward from center. Insert small piece of gumdrop in centers with wooden pick, if desired. Use wooden pick to attach flowers to cake if necessary.

Sea Monkey Day

1992 was a very good year, for many reasons... but one of those reasons, it was the year that The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys a live action T.V. series aired. It was so successful, it aired from September 19, 1992, for eleven episodes until November 28, 1992. Gilbert Gottfried was one of the cast members. You know? I just don't understand why this one didn't last. ;)


Iguana Sam said...

You're asking for trouble when you combine the most annoying man in show business (okay, maybe a draw with Rodney Dangerfield) with a face that looks like the happy twin of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Maybe if they had picked Ben Stein...

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Yeah, can you even figure out which one is Gilbert? I can't.