I have been invited to a ladies night with some women from the neighborhood. They're planning on playing some games and talking a lot. It sounded like fun, so I said I would love to take part. Then the person inviting me informed me that I need to bring some goodies to share and a prize worth about $5. Hmmmm. I was sure that my mind would come up with some fun ideas for each of those categories, but it hasn't. The get together is tomorrow night and here I sit without so much as a cookie in the house. Unless I want to take microwave popcorn for both treat and prize, I need to get some creativity going. I suppose the creative juices are being stunted by my desire to not go to the store yet again this week. So I must work with what I have in the house.
For the treat I do have some ideas. I could make some more caramel popcorn balls, or granola bars, or some oatmeal cookies, but I'm sure there will be plenty of sweets there already. I haven't been in the mood for sweets lately, so I'm trying to come up with something else. Maybe a dip of some kind? But what would I dip in it? I would like to make some pretzels, but I've never made them before and I'm a little worried about trying something new on a bunch of women I barely know.
Then there's the prize. I have an etch a sketch in my closet that I picked up on sale somewhere. It's just waiting for some little boys birthday. Not sure grown women would get such a kick out of it. I have plenty of canned goods... spaghetti sauce anyone? Raspberry jam with some bread? I might have to break down and go to the store, but then what do I get? I'll be lost forever, wandering the isles... do other women like dish soap? A 2 liter of soda? String cheese? Lotion? Socks? Chapstick? Yup, my creativity is definitely stunted tonight. Maybe I'll sleep on it and have some inspiration tomorrow.