|Admission Theatrical Poster and vignette of General Mills Cereals - Hello Cereal Lovers!|
|Cinnamon Toast Toffee Crunch Bars|
|Little Lucky Whoopie Pies|
Your pick of General Mills Cereal delivered directly to your chair!
|Guess which Cereal I chose! :)|
Here are some of my pictures (sorry butterflies, my camera battery was going wonky and my pics are a bit blurry, so I'm going to include some pro shots so you don't have to strain your eyes too much!):
|Left: Director of Admission Paul Weitz, Actress Tina Fey, The Moms Melissa Gerstein and Far Right: Denise Albert|
|Left: Director of Admission Paul Weitz, Center: Actress Tina Fey, Far Right: The Moms Melissa Gerstein|
Thankfully the pros got good shots! Doesn't Tina look awesome in her blue wrap dress?
This event was actually featured recently by Perez Hilton, because you know, that's how I roll, Page Six here I come!
|Admission Theatrical Movie Poster|
Every spring, high school seniors anxiously await letters of college admission that will affirm and encourage their potential. At Princeton University, admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is a gatekeeper evaluating thousands of applicants. Year in and year out, Portia has lived her life by the book, at work as well as at the home she shares with Princeton professor Mark (Michael Sheen). When Clarence (Wallace Shawn), the Dean of Admissions, announces his impending retirement, the likeliest candidates to succeed him are Portia and her office rival Corinne (Gloria Reuben). For Portia, however, it’s business as usual as she hits the road on her annual recruiting trip.
On the road, Portia reconnects with her iconoclastic mother, Susannah (Lily Tomlin). On her visit to New Quest, an alternative high school, she then reconnects with her former college classmate, idealistic teacher John Pressman (Paul Rudd) – who has recently surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), a gifted yet very unconventional New Quest student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption years ago while at school. Jeremiah is about to apply to Princeton.
Now Portia must re-evaluate her personal and professional existences, as she finds herself bending the admissions rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the future she thought she always wanted – and in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.
Want to make the cool treats we got try out at the screening? Here are the recipes butterflies:
|Mayan Chocolate Chex Mix|
Mayan Chocolate Chex Mix:
3 cups Corn Chex Cereal
3 cups Chocolate Chex Cereal
2 cups Cinnamon Chex Cereal
1 cup Whole Cashews
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 teaspoons ground ancho chile pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereal and cashews
2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, chili and red pepper uncovered on high about 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Stir in Vanilla. Pour over Cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
3. Microwave uncovered on high 5 to 6 minutes, stirring after every minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Break into bite-size pieces; stir in chocolate chips. Store in airtight container.
Tips: Pecan Halves can be used in place of the Cashews!
Little Lucky Whoopie Pies:
|Little Lucky Whoopie Pies|
- box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® butter recipe chocolate cake mix
- cup water
- cup vegetable oil
- cup vegetable shortening
- cup butter
- tablespoons granulated sugar
- teaspoon pure mint extract
- Green food color
- tablespoon milk
- cups powdered sugar
- cup marshmallows from any size package Lucky Charms® cereal
- 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- 2In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, and eggs on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
- 3On a parchment lined baking sheet, drop heaping tablespoons of cake batter two inches apart.
- 4Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean in the center of a cake.
- 5Allow cakes to cool on parchment for 10 minutes on a wire rack.
- 6In medium bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer on high speed 3 minutes.
- 7Reduce speed to low and add granulated sugar, mint extract, food color and milk.
- 8Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until smooth.
- 9Spread a small spoonful of mint frosting between two cakes and decorate the edges with Lucky Charms® marshmallows.
Cinnamon Toast Toffee Crunch:
- cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch® cereal
- cup butter
- cup packed brown sugar
- bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
- cup chopped pecans or sliced almonds, toasted
- 1Heat oven to 350°F.
- 2Line 15x10x1-inch pan with heavy-duty foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. Spread cereal evenly in pan.
- 3In 2-quart saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar. Using whisk, mix butter and brown sugar together as butter melts. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Boil 2 minutes without stirring. Immediately pour mixture evenly over cereal in pan.
- 4Bake 12 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Let stand 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate; top with pecans. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Refrigerate 20 minutes to set chocolate; break into pieces. Store covered in refrigerator up to one week.
The Official Website sums this film up perfectly - It's about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness.
My friends it really is about the journey, it just takes some of us longer than others to realize it. There are also great lessons about learning when to let go in this movie. We sometimes hold on to things that no longer serve our higher purpose, and while it seems difficult, sometimes you really have to close a door forever for the better one to open.
And as always, Lily Tomlin is BRILLIANT! Gloria Reuben also does a perfect job playing that office back-stabbing rival that we all will end up confronting at some time or another!
It was also fun learning some creative ways to use cereal in recipes and mix it up a bit!
ADMISSION hits theatres March 22! (Hmmm... if you read yesterday's 'Seriously, it's Celebrate Your Name Week!' post you'd know why it's totally ironic to me that this movie is being released on the 22nd!)
Butterflies once you've had a chance to check out this film, please come back here and let us know what you thought! And don't forget to tell us which Cereal you rang in National Cereal Day with!
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