|1) Buy some regular vanilla fortune cookies from your
local grocery store or Chinese market.
2) Take a few
cookies out of their cello wrap.
3) Prepare your messages by printing them out on a
regular computer printer and cutting them into the small
strips (about 1/2" X 2" at the largest)
4) Take a damp paper towel (not dripping, just damp) and
wrap it around one of the fortune cookies so that it covers
all around the cookie.
5) Microwave the wrapped cookie for about 15-40 seconds
(time will vary, depending on microwave and dampness of the
paper towel... experiment with it)
6) After microwaving, the cookie will become flexible
again for about 20 seconds or so... So QUICKLY remove the
cookie (watch out, it's hot!) and remove the paper towel,
open it up, remove the message slip that's in there and
insert one of the ones you've done and then close the cookie
back up. You'll find that it folds back the way it was quite
naturally. The cookie will get crisp again quite fast....
Walla! 1 marriage proposal fortune cookie, ready to go.
You might want to make a few, all with the same message.
That way when you give it to the restaurant waiter to bring
after dinner, you'll know she picks the right one.
Of course, you can also use this method for inserting a
wedding engagement ring into a cookie. You'll have to figure
out a way to make sure she picks the cookie with the ring in
it after dinner.