Thursday, November 27, 2008
2 cups crushed Keebler® Vanilla Wafers (Cookies)
1/4 margarine or butter, melted
1 quart frozen reduced-fat vanilla ice cream, softened
1 container (8 oz) reduced-fat sour cream
1 T grated lemon peel
1 c captain crunch
1 c rice crispies
1 c stick pretzels, broken
1 c salted peanuts
1 c milk or white chocolate chips (or 6 oz almond bark)
2 T peanut butter (can be substituted with 2 T shortening)
Mix together cereals, pretzels, and nuts in a large bowl. Set aside.
Melt the chocolate & peanut butter until smooth.
Poor the melted mixture over the dry mixture and coat well.
Drop by teaspoon-full on to wax paper and let set. Enjoy.
This is a recipe from my Grandma I grew up with, especially around Christmas.
--Saucepan: Place desired amount in saucepan. Melt over low heat about 8 minutes, stirring until smooth.
--Microwave: Place in a microwave dish and microwave for 60 seconds, then stir well. Continue to microwave for 15 second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until smooth.
Overheat, scorch, or caramelize chocolate.
Use water, milk, oil, margarine or butter
Use only dry utensils for melting or stirring. Moisture could cause the chocolate to solidify or separate.
Use shortening when thinning chocolate.
3 c. cooked plain mashed yams
1/2 c. soft butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs (beaten)
1/3 c. canned evaporated milk
Mix the above ingredients together in a bowl and place in an 8"X8" baking dish. Then add the crumbled topping on top of the yams and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. chopped pecans
Feel free to double the recipe and use a 9"X13" pan instead. A little goes a long way.
This is a recipe that I was given by Shannon Anderson around 2005.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Rolo chocolate candies
Mini pretzels (Can also use round, or waffle (square) pretzels)
Nuts - toasted pecans/almonds/hazelnuts/walnuts Or M&Ms
Preheat your oven to 350
1. Unwrap your Rolos. Place pretzels on baking sheet. Top with a Rolo.
2. Bake in oven for 3-5 minutes, until the chocolate just begins to melt. The Rolo should be soft but not completely melted.
3. Remove from oven, place on cooling rack and immediately squish the chocolate with a nut. Watch the caramel ooze out.
IMPORTANT: Eat as many as you can while they are still warm. Go ahead; I give you permission to stuff yourselves with sugar.
Recipe taken from http://www.steamykitchen.com/
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I got to see my sister Angela (it had been a year--She's usually in Iraq).
As of recent, I now have more compassionate service committee members! Finally!
Also, last night I taught a cooking class/group-thing for an Enrichment focus group. It was fun and a learning experience for me. And everyone seemed to like the food.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter (I add an extra 1/4 c. & highly recommend name brand pb--it tastes better)
6 cups Rice Krispies®
or 6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies®
1 package (6 oz., 1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup butterscotch chips
1. Place corn syrup and sugar into 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Mix well. Add KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated. Press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Set aside.
Monday, November 3, 2008
This is Daniel singing with passion. He loves to sing. I think he will be the kid you can hear the most in the primary program while waving "hi, mom/dad".
This video definitely shows both sides of Joseph. Maybe some time I can catch him screaming "what's that?" For those of you who have heard him, you know what I am talking about.
This was from a few months ago on a Sunday morning while watching Veggie Tales. The song playing is Barbara Manatee.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
The blessings are that we live in a great school district with Kids on the Move to help us. We have great family and friends to help support us. We have medical insurance for both boys (before the diagnosis was made). And, having a "label" will enable us to facilitate an environment of learning & growth experiences. We will also soon be learning American Sign Language as a family. We'll be getting referrals for a more tailored treatment and Daniel will still get to be in preschool, which he loves.
Challenges (and blessings)....here we come!