I'm not a girly girl, per say. I love an excuse to dress up, put on some heels, or just go shopping for a new outfit- but I spend most of my time lounging in a tank top and jeans. I say this because people who meet me in real life often mistake me as an ordinary, quite, tomboy type. Well, that is, ever since my hair stopped rotating colors like the rainbow. (I still keep purple in my hair but it's much more ombre and mainstream than rebellious.) What I'm trying to say, though, is that I don't look like me on the inside, on the outside.
What does that mean, exactly?
Well, I get as excited about something vibrant and colorful as a jewelry enthusiast might upon seeing a sparkly diamond. My obsession with color, such a universal subject, will distract me in the strangest places, gawking at the most random of things. I drive back around the blog when I see a new piece of graffiti, a freshly painted fire hydrant makes me smile, pretty much anything neon demands a second look, and I will pay more for ordinary things others may consider kitschy just because they are eye catching and please me visually. I am the horrible relative that sends you a rooster made of our brightly painted scrap steel.
I've been obsessed ever since I was a young girl- I can remember buying breakfasts cereals I had no desire to eat, simply because I wanted to watch the colors playfully mix in my bowl, and stain my milk strange colors. The best cereal for this, of course, was Fruity Pebbles. The specific brand didn't matter- so long as there was a rainbow of fruit colored flakes I could pour out of a bag or box in a moving rainbow. It drove my mother nuts that I rarely actually did much eating of the cereal, and I often was sent off to school having done little but scoop the colorful mountains up and down with my spoon.
What Daughter Says: Just taking in the sight of colorful objects and scenes is enough to satisfy my soul. It's hard not to smile when a rainbow's present.
Fruity Pebbles Fudge
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12oz White Chocolate Morsels
8oz Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
4 1/2 C Powdered Sugar
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
2 TBS Heavy Cream
2 C Fruity Pebbles, Divided
1. Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper.
2. In a stand mixer beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream and vanilla until smooth.
3. In a double broiler melt chocolate morsels.
4. Pour melted chocolate onto cream cheese mixture and combine until evenly incorporated.
5. Mix on low, adding approximately 1 1/2 C Fruity Pebbles, until well combined.
6. Press mixture into parchment lined pan and top with remaining Fruity Pebbles.
7. Chill for 1-2 hours, or until set. Cut into cubes and serve chilled.