Peeps, the sugary, marshmallow treat, are a part of just about every Easter basket, on par with candy canes at Christmas. Jeremy sent a link to The Washington Post’s seventh annual Peeps diorama contest asking me why The Yule Log failed to enter this year. I could remind him that I sent an article to him LAST year about a similar Carroll County Arts Center Peeps contest. We can agree that great minds think alike–just on different schedules. You can expect The Yule Log will be making a Christmas-themed diorama in 2014.
Meanwhile, what will our diorama be called? Merry Peep-ness? Santa and his eight tiny Peep-deer? T’was the Night Before Peep-ness. . .The Peepcracker Ballet . . .The possibilities are endless. The Peeps website lists all of the annual contests, so I’ve marked the page here. I’m expecting Jeremy to do one of his post-holiday raids on the local stores to stock up on the leftover Peeps. Better yet, I think we should stock up next year on all of the holiday peeps–the neon green trees, the brown gingerbread men, and the white snowmen Peeps. I had better check the diorama rules to see if ANY kind of Peep is an OK kind of peep–or do we need to stick to lavender bunnies and yellow chicks?
I “LIKED” Peeps on Facebook and took the Peeps personality quiz. (I didn’t get results, but the questions were clever.) Lo and behold! Peeps has a web page dedicated to Christmas Peeps recipes. With my belly full of the candy I raided from Roger and C.J.’s Easter baskets, I’m not too motivated to bake anything with marshamallow Peeps, but that’s not to say that I won’t be ready tomorrow.