Fruity Pebbles Marshmallow Crispies? The jury is still out.

Good afternoon,

It’s been a few weeks of my son telling me that “rice crispy treats made with fruity pebbles is way better that the original” – he even went so far as to buy the marshmallows and fruity pebbles, which he kindly left for me in the pantry to make. Listen dude, this is probably the easiest thing to make short of making home made ice cubes. If you need the recipe for ice cubes, just let me know 😉

So I made them:

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I can see the appeal. Visually, I give them an A+ and they even smell great. But I don’t know if it’s because I was brought up on the true original “rice crispy treat” or what, but these things are just too sweet for me and I couldn’t really even eat one.

The addition of the sugary “fruity” cereal just made my teeth hurt thinking about it, and made my not hungry for more. They are a solid C-

So I have to veto these in the Arter house, I’m not into just some “low average” treats around here. I mean that if Im going to indulge in some calories, I want to make them count. Casey, when you move out soon to your own apartment, you can make as many batches of these as you want. But when you want to come back from the dark side, just stop by ‘Ole Dad’s House for a real treat. A Rice Crispy Treat…you can’t mess with perfection. Unless you add some peanut butter to your Rice Crispy Treats, then it’s OK to mess with them 😉

Happy snacking. Ryan

On a personal note…

Good morning,

I try not to post my family vacation videos or talk to too personally here on the Mission Repair blog, but I’m just going to break a few rules today 😉 After all, it’s what I feel like writing about this morning!

My son Casey turned 18 years old yesterday. Here he is as he arrived home from his Police Explorer program last night, and we surprised him with a few gifts. Of course, he’s holding up his Lego “Police Car” that he received at the PD station in his group.

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The fun part about this birthday was a little about me, because I’ve been saving several items from BEFORE he was born, through his birth, and a few years into his life, and put them all into his “Time Capsule” that I’ve been hiding for 18 years.

So we cracked it open last night and found all of the goodies that brought back a ton of memories and gave him some insight as to what I was thinking and doing around the time he was born in 1997.

I had a couple of newspapers saved in there headlining Princess Diana’s accident (yup, that was 1997, 18 years ago, wow), some old coins from the early 1900’s that I’ve been saving, some memorabilia from my grandfather from WWII, and several other personal items and pictures for us to talk about.

The night was fun filled and eventful. I feel great that I was able to raise this kid and he is my youngest…but now he’s a “man”. I put that in quotes because that point is debatable 😉

For all the parents out there: I highly recommend the “time capsule” if you have the option. It worked out great!

OK, back to work for me. If you saw my blog post from last night, you know that I’m heading out to Denver today after dinner. Here’s to a new chapter in Casey’s life, and at Mission Repair. A lot is happening right now!

I’ll talk to you again soon, Ryan