good morning my ladies

I awakened the sleeping beauties this morning with the Eleven Song. I sang it. It sent them screetching from the bedroom into the kitchen, where our sleepover ritual, the Crabby-tini was ready.

What is the mystery inside a Crabby-tini?

It cures what ails the crabby, grumpy, sugar-highed, hopped up, sleep deprived preteen girl. Orange juice and grenadine in a martini shaker over ice. Shake, don't stir. Pour with great flourish a' la Tom Cruise into two chilled martini glasses. Next, make a huge production out of opening a can of the bubbly (ginger ale) using a towel to hold the pop-top from flying. Again, using wild arm movements pour this into the martini glasses from the highest possible point (you may have to stand on the kitchen counter). They will ooooh and aaaah. They never saw Cocktail. Do not, whatever you do, call it a Shirley Temple or all will be lost. Refer to it at all times as a Crabby-tini. Serve with a wedge of lime, a cocktail cherry, sugared rim or (my preference) all three.

Then with much fanfare I announced that we were having a breakfast buffet of eggs and bacon, toast, french toast, waffles with powdered sugar and syrup, croissants and donuts. This is what they got:

Yes! Look closer. It is tiny tiny food! Served on tiny tiny plates. Here's how you make it:

The eggs are white candy melts softened slightly and then I pressed a mini M&M into it.

The bacon is cinnamon gum, flattened with a rolling pin, sliced and waved.

The toast is French Toast Crunch cereal.

The waffles are vanilla wafer cookies cut apart and separated. The butter pats are individual confetti sprinkles. I dusted them with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

I love the little donuts. They are Cheerios of course, some dusted with powdered sugar, the others gently dipped in the aforementioned candy melts and sprinkled.

The croissant is an actual tiny croissant made from Pillsbury dough - just cut it into teeny tiny triangles, roll and bake in the toaster oven for about five minutes!

Of course we had a real breakfast of real size croissants and real Cheerios and of course, more Crabby-tinis. What a spread!


The Fan said...

You make the BEST '-tini's' but, puh-leeze. Do NOT tell tales about the 'Grandma-tini" !Or the 'Pepper-tini' or the 'Lolly-tini'...unless of course, we are invited over?

Hulda said...

I really like your blog - so creative! And the header looks really cute. :o)

June said...

Your sleepover extravaganza is so entertaining. Now I want to plot a girls-night-out sleepover (so what if we're middle-aged)--your descriptions of all the fun is so enticing. What a wonderful mom you are and ever so clever!

Saucy said...

Uh-oh. Minor catastrophe occured when Loopy's big 16-year-old brother, Buddy, came home from work and ate the miniature food in one bite. It was very sad. The girls were of course "saving" their mini food! Tonight we are making new donuts.... and tiny hamburgers! Will show tomorrow.

Lolly said...

I wonder how a crabby-tini would taste with oh say a splash of cointreau and a little voldka?! MMMM I think perhaps The Fan, Pepper, Saucy and Lolly may soon be in need of our own little girls night!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh my goodness! Those are, or I mean WERE amazing little treats!
So, I'm feeling a little bit grumpy today, maybe I should try a "tini" too!

Lisa said...

How fun! I saw these at Amy's and had to come see what else you were up to.

Love your wreath..and your sweet bird friend.

michelleb. said...

Oh my gosh, I've been spending time on Blogs alot longer than I thought. A whole year longer! I that now because I did your mini breakfast for my then turning 8yo. she had her best frient spend the night and I made the Crabby-tini's and all. My middle child continues to be upset that this has not been done for her and her friends.

Christine said...

Lol the crabby-tini totally reminded me of Cocktail. MMM. Tom Cruise in his younger days. That mini breakfast made me laugh the second I saw it. How did you even come up with that?! I would love to know where you get your ideas because that was even better than the fireplace story in your dollhouse post. Now I want to spend my day making mini breakfasts for myself and its ten in the evening. Maybe I'll surprise my younger sister with this tomorrow. Thanks for the ideas!

Christine Bruce

nikki said...

That is such an awesome idea!
I have 3 little sisters who would die to be served this for breakfast!
Such a fantastic idea for a girlie sleepover! your awesome!

Anonymous said...

What about the plates? Where can I find these teeny-tiny pieces of china?<3

boinky said...

love it. Linked.

Saucy said...

The little plates are super easy to come by. I found mine in the toy section of the dollar store. Wal Mart also has them, as well as Toys R Us, usually in the cheap packaged toy section... with the bags of plastic soldiers, cowboys and Indians and that kind of stuff... or the party stores or party favour aisle!