Wishing you peace, love and joy!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Here's the recipe:
4 cups crispy rice cereal (Holiday Rice Krispies)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup margarine
30 individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped ( we used 45)
1 (16 ounce) package large marshmallows
(we cut our marshmallows in half using wet kitchen scissors so they didn't stick)
Line trays with waxed paper. Pour rice cereal into a shallow dish or bowl.
In a double boiler, combine condensed milk, margarine and caramels. Cook, stirring, over simmering water, until melted and smooth.
Using two forks, dip marshmallows one at a time into caramel mixture, then roll in rice cereal. Place on waxed paper until set.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
4 dozen baked tart shells
2 cups whipping cream
1 large package instant vanilla
3 cups eggnog
Prepare pudding following instructions on the box substituting eggnog for milk. Let stand 5-10 minutes. In another bowl whip cream until soft peaks form. Add sugar to taste. Fold ½-2/3 of the whipped cream into the pudding. Fill each tart shell with the pudding mixture, add a dollop of whipped cream & garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Keep refrigerated. Can be frozen but you'll eat them all before they get there.
Red Velvet Oreos
2 boxes Red Velvet Cake Mix
3/4 cup cooking oil
Cream Cheese Icing
Mix together. It will be a stiff cookie dough. Roll into 1/2 inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet leaving lots of room for them to spread out. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool cookies completely. Use cream cheese icing to "sandwich" two cookies together. Store in an airtight container and they will stay soft. You can roll the edges in crushed candy cane to make them look pretty (though the cookies are quite sweet and don't really need it).
Check out http://scrappyjessi.blogspot.com/ for more yummy cookie recipes.
Monday, December 1, 2008
So I've been tagged by http://sweetsassystudio.blogspot.com/ to do the blog game
7 Random Things
which I'll give a try. Unfortunately I've never had much luck with these kinds of things going very far. Remember in high school all the chain letters we wrote with hopes of receiving 25 pairs of socks or postcards from all over the world. I would have been happy with a couple of things making them my way but they never did. BUT here we go . . .
Random Thing # 1
I am still longing for the return of my favorite drink from Starbucks. It was like heaven in a cup. I still remember the day when my dear 3 year old CJ ordered it and the barrister said that he couldn't bear to serve us and tell her that it was no longer available. I miss the CHANTICO. Anyone have the mix hidden somewhere in the Starbucks Warehouse?
Random Thing # 2
Hi, my name is Jerri-Lea and I'm a pack-rat. I hang on to EVERYTHING. I must say that I do come by it naturally though. I still have sentimental notes from high school, OK so I have clothes from high school too, but really who didn't love the 80's fashion. My husband says that soon we'll need to move to a bigger house for all my crap. But honey, it's all I have in the world!
Random Thing # 3
I love winter. NO, not so much the cold and ice, just the fact that it is so cold that all the creepy, disgusting garter snakes are no longer around. They are underground somewhere that I cannot see. A couple of summers ago when I was home on the "farm" I nearly had a bicycle accident trying to avoid a pencil sized serpent that crossed my path. Ewww.
Random Thing # 4
I DO like frogs and salamanders. Maybe it has something to do with them having legs. This summer we had 3. It was quite sad when after a year with us Alicia passed away. Felix went back to Pike Lake for the winter and Diego has happily taken residence in his little habitat that CJ & Daddy have made. Yes, we make the trip to the pet store every couple of weeks for crickets. Hint: DO NOT let a cricket escape they get HUGE and LOUD!
Random Thing #5
I'm a terrible procrastinator!
Random Thing #6
I LOVE chips and dip!! MMMMmmmmmmm, crunch, crunch.
Random Thing # 7
I truly am blessed! It was a long road to parenthood but I'm so glad we are here! I often tell CJ & CD "I made a wish and you came true!"
There you have it, now I've been asked to tag others and we will see where this goes so lets try:
If you decide to play, here are the rules:
Link back to me for nominating you.
Nominate a few other bloggers and link to them on your blog.
Post these rules.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Here's what was inside our little bundles.
And the Christmas Pickle ~The child who finds it first on Christmas morning receives an extra present.
It was a good time spent crafting and making new friends. I was happy to have finally met Saucy who is just as sweet and kind as you'd think! Sassy was just as cheerful and excited as last time I saw her. Sassy and I have a little something in the works for the new year so keep checking back.
Thanks Sassy & Saucy I've changed the settings so all you non-bloggers can leave an anonymous comment, just leave your name at the end of your comment!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
CJ is planning on making these for her gift givingBath bombs but I think we'll try some in candy cane shape, the snowball ones will have a bit of glitter and snowflakes.
Bath Jelly, I think I can round up some cookie dough scent bubble bath to make it with.Snow Cone kits . . . that is if we get any snow!
That's the plan for this weekend. What are you making for gifts this year??