Doing my best to suck more…

First off, Happy Groundhog Day! As most of you know today is for real my favorite holiday.
And now on to more amusing topics: As I shared with my Facebook followers, I received this little beauty of an email yesterday and really, it was too good not to share.

“Dear Peabody,
With the combo of your latest RSS Feed choice as well as the lack of quality of your blog lately I must unsubscribe from you. A rice Krispie treat and Funfetti in the same week. I’m expecting to see just a picture of an Oreo cookie the next time I click over the rate you are going.”

Well, as you can see, though it is not an Oreo, it is a store bought cookie (store brand even). And store bought whipped cream from a can. So take that! The decline is on the way!

This little cute groundhog is not my idea. It comes from a site that has some really fun stuff, especially if you are a parent…Gourmet Mom on the Go. She actually had a few Groundhog ideas and I was super giddy to see that. There are lots of ideas for food and crafts to make with your kids. I don’t have kids, but act like one, I want to make a lot of the things on there…and do. :) And if you are looking for more craft ideas to do for yourself or with your kids, check out Crafts by Amanda. Cute, cute ideas.

Groundhog Day Hot Cocoa

Cookie Groundhogs (for step by step go here)
2 cups whole milk
1 1/3 cups half and half
1/3 cup Nutella
3 ounces milk chocolate chips
½ tsp. vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan over low-medium heat, whisk together all the ingredients until fully incorporated and melted. When hot, pour into mugs. I suggest using a funnel. Don’t fill the mug up to the groundhog or else he is going for a cocoa bath quickly.

*Warning- the groundhog will heat up and sink. So I suggest removing him after you serve him to the kids. :) Nothing worse than watching a drowning groundhog. Yikes.


  1. Dolores- you will still get the full feed until sometime this weekend.

  2. I sure do hope that person kept their subscription long enough to realize they were included in their very own post! Geez, get a life, buddy!

  3. Are people honestly this whiny and mean on the internet…I just like to read your posts and the last few have been pretty cool. Haters gonna hate. Yum, cocoa.

    I visit your site from work where i don’t have an rss reader. Actually, I want to buy you a gold plated Hummer with a built in Oreo cookie dispenser so I’ll visit this page another 5 times today before going home. Peace and GO SHARKS BEAT THE DUCKS TONIGHT YEAAAH

  4. Imagine being angry and bitter enough to write a nasty letter to a food blogger. That is just… sad. Peabody — love you, love your blog, love your recipes whether they’re gourmet and involved or store bought and silly/fun. I have 2 words for whoever wrote that note, and they ain’t “happy birthday.” :)

  5. You have one of my favorite blogs- funfetti and all!

  6. I love the groundhog, so adorable!

    You are awesome, and by far my favorite blog to read!

  7. I’m so sorry you have been getting negative feedback, I love your website and recipes and hope you don’t get too terribly discouraged by idiotic comments because I know life in general can be discouraging enough…..sorry again, and good luck

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of some of the hurtful emails you’ve been getting, but I love this! It’s not always about the gourmet and the elegant, it’s about sharing what comes out of our kitchen. And I, for one, love hot chocolate!

  9. Just wanted to say–I still love your blog; love Oreos, too.

  10. Love this! it’s so adorable!

  11. My mom is a former full-time teacher, now a substitute. Not yet retired, but filling the rest of her years before she does retire.

  12. I check your blog daily and love all your posts even though I’m starving after seeing all the deliciousness.
    Oreo’s rock.

  13. Hey thanks for the shout out you wonderful woman you :) :) *batting eyelashes* and don’t worry about the feed! Glad to see you are with platefull, that’s definitely a good start. They are great to work with and your visitors will always see relevant ads :) HUGS!

  14. it looks so cute!

  15. I find it amusing that someone would go to the effort of telling you why they’re unsubscribing. It’s like they’re breaking up with you!

    To be honest, while I originally started reading your blog for the food, I keep coming back for the funny comments and stories more than anything else. In many ways, we have very similar attitudes to things. I often chuckle as I’ve been in similar situations & am relieved that someone else has the same thoughts on something I thought I was alone with.

    Keep up the great work :)

  16. So cute. I appreciate that you mix up the gourmet posts with the cute/fun/easy stuff. Keep it coming and I’ll continue to be a loyal follower! I can’t believe some of the people out there and their negative energy!

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