Saturday, December 19, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
WOW, super long day today. It was supposed to snow all day so I planned to stay home. It didn’t snow too bad but I did stay home (sort of good because I didn’t have to move boxes then) OK here we go:
1. Finished Peanut Blossoms, have them coming out of my ears now!!
2. Made Peanut Butter Balls: want to know how ?? here it is:
1 c graham crackers
3 1/2 c. powered sugar
2 sticks margarine
1 c crunch peanut butter
Melt chocolate. Can used either almond bark or chocolate chips/wax .
Dip balls into chocolate mixture and place on wax paper (or trash bags like I did since I ran out of wax paper !)
3. Make Turtles!! my favorite (to eat, not make!)
Melt: 14 oz caramels ( I use Kraft individually wrapped squares) with 1/4 c. evaporated milk
Add 2 c. pecans after the caramels are melted (2 c. says the recipe. I like to do 1 1/2 c. pecan halves plus 1 c. pecans chopped, they are not so gooey this way and stay together better)
**** very important. You need to drop these by the teaspoon but from MUCH practice I finally figured out that you should spray the wax paper with non stick spray that way you won’t be picking little pieces of paper the bottom of your caramels !
Same as Peanut butter balls, melt chocolate, (I was running out of my almond bark to I did half bark and half chocolate chips and it worked fine.) These for sure need to be in the freezer or they are a sloppy mess. I put one pan in the freezer at a time and switch them out as I dip them
Now, you can’t be pokey Joe on these, the chocolate doesn’t last forever!!
Here is the real picture! I am a MESS as is my kitchen.
I am finished with the baking part I think so tomorrow I will be cleaning up and packing every thing up so we can move on Friday and Saturday. Next week I plan to pack them in the tins and get cards done!!!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Well, have to show your this. I LOVE this pan. It is a WILTON brand 11 x 13 with a cover. Also showing off my kitchen labels from MyTwoBabes
4 T milk
Friday, December 4, 2009
Unwrapped all of the Reese's and Kisses (wow, what a job! Did spend some quality time with the kids at the table singing Sunday School Program songs)
Baking Peanut Butter Cups now, 100 down so far.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
DAY 3: Mix Peanut Butter Balls mix and freeze. (6 batches)
Next I need to shop for more special things like evaporated milk, caramels, white baking chips, dipping chocolate, almond paste, white frosting, etc.