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The 91st Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Show and Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers. Join several dozen bloggers weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. So yank out a photo of the worst bridesmaid’s dress you ever wore and tell us the story; show off the homemade soup you cooked last night; or tell us all about the scarf you made for your first knitting project. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let’s begin.

I’m writing this before Wednesday night and scheduling it to post because…well…I’m not entirely sure we’ll dodge the bullet with this second storm and still have power.  So I’m assuming that really cool comments are coming in for the Purim basket giveaway.  But in case you haven’t yet entered, I’m showing and telling the practice batch of homemade oreos we made a few weeks ago.

Don’t those look yummy?

Or what about these, the sweet-salty butter pecan cookies:

Both of those–along with two other types of cookies and at least two types of candy–can be yours.  But that’s not all!  You also get our maudlin family letter and whatever else makes it into your box because random shit always makes it into the boxes.

The more you comment around the blogosphere (and report back that you’ve done so in a comment on that post), the greater chance you have of winning.  In other words, you give love to another blogger (or bloggers) and you may get back more butter than you can shake a stick at in return.

Since I’m using the random number generator to pick the winner, while you can leave drool on this post, please leave giveaway entries on that giveaway post so I can have them all in one place.

What are you showing today?

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of this post if this is your first time joining along (Important: link to the permalink for the post, not the main url for your blog and use your blog’s name, not your name. Links not going to a Show and Tell post will be deleted). The list is open from now until late Friday night and a new one is posted every week.

Other People Standing at the Head of the Class:

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Wednesday night (or any time between Wednesday morning and Friday night), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything–a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn’t need to contain a picture if you can’t get a picture–you can simply tell a story about a single item. The list opens every Wednesday night and closes on Friday night.
  • You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
  • Label your post “Show and Tell” each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog’s main url–use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good “ooooh” and “aaaah” and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
  • Did you post a link and now it’s missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.


1 In Due Time { 02.10.10 at 7:35 pm }

Yum! Looks delicious!

2 Lavender Luz { 02.10.10 at 7:50 pm }

I feel like Homer when he drives by a donut shop.


3 Quiet Dreams { 02.10.10 at 7:58 pm }

Everything looks amazing. And I love the comment-love-sharing ideas that you always have.

4 Bionic Baby Mama { 02.10.10 at 8:04 pm }

omg salty? sweet? pecan??

someone else can win the basket and i’ll get over it, but man, i sure would like that recipe.

pecans = best. nut. ever. (we use them in pesto, too.) those cookies sound GENIUS.

5 Baby Smiling In Back Seat { 02.10.10 at 8:11 pm }

I want that mishloach manot even more now!

6 Kymberli { 02.10.10 at 8:29 pm }

Ditto Bionic Baby Mama. Need that recipe so that I can bake it (read: get Frank to bake it). Need those cookies bad.

7 a { 02.10.10 at 9:02 pm }

Mmmmm…cookies! Some days when I visit your blog, I feel like the Cookie Monster.

C is for cookie/that’s good enough for me/C is for cookie/that’s good enough for me/C is for cookie/that’s good enough for me/Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C

8 JC { 02.10.10 at 9:32 pm }

Yummy! Those look delicious and like a professional made them!

9 Palemother { 02.10.10 at 10:41 pm }

I haven’t been able to stop thinkng of the sweet salty cookies since you posted a pick yesterday (I must have a sweet salty thing going on … I’ve been meaning to try to make sea salt carmels since you posted about them ages ago … Oh and the Smith Island Cake … all of them on my “to try” list).

We were snowed in today (nothing compared to your version), but tomorrow, I think I have to go to the store and buy some pecans and give them a shot.

10 Paisley Blooms { 02.10.10 at 11:00 pm }

The oreos look YUMMY!

11 Mrs. Gamgee { 02.10.10 at 11:57 pm }

Oooooh man… and here I was thinking that I went a little overboard yesterday with how many times I entered. Now I know I need to enter more. Much, much more!

12 Vee { 02.11.10 at 12:51 am }

Yummo! I am just having a cup of coffee and those oreos would go down a treat.

13 Bea { 02.11.10 at 5:13 am }

Oh, I loved your Charlie Chocolate Factory lesson about a) socioeconomic imbalances and b) being nice to your parents even when they’re not giving you attention.


14 Kristin { 02.11.10 at 7:58 am }

OMG, those are amazing!

15 once a mother { 02.11.10 at 10:15 am }

man those look good! the oreos especially. you are so great mel, always coming up with fantastic new ways to spread love around the blogosphere!

16 Terry Elisabeth { 02.11.10 at 10:42 am }

I’ll have to come back to read more carefully about the basket thing. Your cookies look very good ! I have trouble getting out of my comfort zone with cookies. I hate cutouts and I fear the cream sandwiches…you inspire me to get out there and bake new stuff ! Thanks Mel

17 Orodemniades { 02.11.10 at 11:25 am }

Did anyone else read the title as ‘Snow and Tell’?

18 jennifer { 02.11.10 at 12:58 pm }

I love reading your blog… But I have to say some of the blogs I have found while reading yours makes me cry. But in a good way it makes me realize how lucky and unfair life is.

19 Hope in Briarrose { 02.11.10 at 1:39 pm }

EVIL!!!! I have GD and cannot partake in any sweets! Oh, but I long to.

20 Battynurse { 02.12.10 at 12:46 am }

Oh my. Those look truly amazing. I’m drooling all over my keyboard.

21 susy { 02.12.10 at 12:38 pm }

OMGosh! That looks yummy!!

22 Billy { 02.12.10 at 1:48 pm }

That butter pecan really sounds and looks yummy!
And the orero….

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