Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Candy Corn or Corny Candy?

colton and chase are at school and aiden is watching baby wordsworth so i thought i would blog instead of clean or do laundry...this is way more fun. after we dropped chase off at school, aiden and i went to michael's to look for cake pans for chase's birthday cake that i am going to make and take with us to san antonio. how am i going to do this, you may ask. well, easy...my trip to michael's was such a success...i not only found a wilton superman cake pan, but also a super cool tupperware cake carrier thingy that has a handle and everything. it also has a tray that you can carry cupcakes in. this lead me to decide to take superman cupcakes to chase's class on thursday instead of a cookie cake. the cookie cake would be $20 and we are leaving on friday for san antonio so the extras would go to waste. they had superman cupcake liners, the super S triangle symbol made of candy to go on the cupcakes and all the icing i needed. yea!! and bonus...now i get to carry them up there in my cool new carrier. colton's teacher is very sweet and is going to let colton come to chase's class to have a cupcake with him. and i got superman plates, napkins and masks for each kid to have. this is total overcompensation on my part, i am aware, because of not having a birthday party.

i have purchased my first bag of candy corn. i wait for these all year. i try hard to wait until october 1st, but some years i just can't. this year was one of them. my very favorite are the pumpkin candy corns, but they did not have these at walmart. i was very torn because even though regular candy corn taste the same as the pumpkins, the pumpkins are still way better. i never get the indian corn with the brown bottom instead of yellow...beware and don't be fooled. they are imposters. i stood in the isle for a while holding the bag of regular candy corn and torn because i really wanted the pumpkins...do i settle or do i wait for the best? due to the fact that aiden was 48 seconds from throwing a fit (she had started that whole back arching in the cart thing)and i still had to check out, i settled. i talked myself into the regular, thinking they would be a better size for the kids (smaller...less suger) and i knew they would constantly be beggin. well, i have always been too impatient and now i pay the price. when i do get the bag of pumpkins...it just won't be the same. why is it called candy corn anyways? it's not shaped like corn...and trust me...after my 2 year stint in iowa, i know what corn looks like. this leads me to the question i asked myself today...is it candy corn or just corny candy?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

okay... you have alot of time on your hands i am guessing. two rather lengthy paragraphs in one of your "blog" thingamajigs. i find it interesting that you had enough to say about candy and pastries to fill the void. i can only visualize you so consumed with the candy corn question at the computer, that little aiden is seeking attention behind you by doing the cha-cha and solving the molecular equasion to enable humans to become invisible with crayon on the wall. if you would have only turned around. good luck with your endeavors towards the candy corn enigma.

-UK in da AK

killerhawk said...

OK - so if you are a true candy corn lover, tell me you've tried them mixed with peanuts. I know it sound weird - I thought so too until I tried it. Somehow the two seemingly unrelated snacks blend together and form something far greater than just the sum of the two...kinda like the Wonder Twins. Except when the twins turned into stupid things like ice ladders and buckets full of water.

Back to peanuts and candy corn. Use salted peanuts and mix them in a 1:1 ratio with the corn. It'll change your life.

john and lindsey said...

is it just me or are you guys talking about candy corn? it SEPTEMBER, people!

john and lindsey said...

ps, mindy, you are the coolest mom on the planet. who else makes specialty cakes for their children and buys a special carrier-thingy to put it in because they are going out of town? do you remember colton's guitar birthday cake you made for him when you guys lived in seneca? and we had to whisper the happy birthday song to him? those were the days.

mindy clarkson said...

don't be silly kevin...i left aiden downstairs to feed herself lunch by scraping crumbs off the floor under the table.

The Addison Onion said...

Hey Mindy!! how are you?? funny that you should blog about candy pumpkins, b/c i always think of you when i see those...i miss you! read my blog and catch up on my crazy, yet really fun life these days! love you!