Mermade Moments: December 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

It Ain't Easy Being Cheesy (Pizza Roll Up Recipe!)

This past Sunday, I went to my aunt's house for a gift exchange and appetizers. She was already making various dips and nachos, so I couldn't bring my usual go-to choices. I decided to make the crescent roll pizza roll ups that I've seen so many times on Pinterest.

THEY WERE SO EASY AND DELISH. The kids loved them. The adults loved them.

I bought enough ingredients to make 16. Obviously, you can make more or less depending on your needs.

- 2 cans of crescent roll dough (I used Pillsbury)
- 1 16 oz package of mozzarella string cheese (you will cut each stick in half)
- 1 package of pepperoni
- pizza sauce for dipping (ranch would be good too)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your baking sheet with PAM. Or use foil.

1) lay out your dough
2) place two pepperonis on the wide side of the dough
3) place one half cheese stick on top of the pepperoni
4) start with the wide end and roll the dough just like you normally would
5) bake for 9 minutes
6) serve fresh out of the oven with your  choice of dipping sauce

I wish I would've taken pictures of the process, but I'm sure you get it. I didn't think these would be good enough to blog about!

These were simple and quick. They would work for parties or even daily snacks and lunches! You can even add other ingredients to spice things up a bit! I kept them simple since we have so many kids in our family.


What's your favorite go-to recipe for parties? Share your links in the comments below! 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Wisdom Teeth Struggle

All I wanted for Christmas was for my wisdom teeth to be taken out.

I got all 4 wisdom teeth out on Thursday of last week. 2 were impacted. PARTY! I had originally wrote this super negative, horrendously long post about how much I hated life. I decided to delete that and write this post instead :) My overall thoughts are: It was sort of fun for a second...LOOK AT ALL THE ICE CREAM I CAN EAT...LOOK HOW LONG I CAN NAP...but then you get a stomach ache and can't sleep at night. And then it's days later and you still can't really eat and then you become depressed. Who knew I would miss chewing?

Here are my tips for handling this SUPER AWESOME procedure:

-drink lots of water the night before, so they can find your veins for the IV.
-make sure someone is videotaping you.
-ice your face for the full first day...I didn't swell at all!
-hide your cell phone, so you don't send HIDEOUS selfies to your friends. (see bottom of post)
-learn to love soup and learn to love it quick.
-don't gorge yourself with ice cream because you probably won't feel good.
-eat lots of yogurt while taking your penicillin, ladies.
-have a super awesome sibling that stays with you all weekend long to keep you company.
-pick a show. any show. and binge.
-close your eyes during food commercials. don't torture yourself.
-have a god send of a mother who makes you endless amounts of soup/jello/pudding/potatoes.
-DO NOT USE A STRAW...they tell you this though.
-when you think you're ready to start laughing and chewing, just don't. you'll regret it.

my mom made delicious mashed potatoes.

All that being said, it really isn't as terrible as I thought. Just be very careful. And embrace the inevitable weight loss. Silver lining, people!

and lastly, that selfie I mentioned. 
Sorry if that picture scared you, but I felt like everyone should see me and all of my drugged up glory. I didn't even remember sending that picture to my friends! Also, I don't have that many chins in real life.

Do you have any wisdom teeth stories? I've heard some funny ones and some crazy ones. I want to hear yours!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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