First, I have to say how excited I am to have over 200 followers now! Yay!! Thanks everyone 🙂 Second, I should probably warn you about the total randomness of this post. I have several things floating around in my head, and decided to stick them all in one post…probably the last until after Christmas!! It’s Christmas Eve Eve!!! I can’t believe it! and I still have more shopping to do, but at this point, it probably just won’t get done. Shopping with 3 kids in the last 2 days before Christmas does NOT appeal to me.
So…anybody want to hazard a guess as to what this is?
THIS is what happens when your husband wants to help make Gingerbread Men.
Go figure. He makes a turd. But, what I’m really wondering about is the fact that this was left on my counter during my Christmas gathering last weekend, where I had about 15 family members here….and no one said a word. Nobody said anything about a turd looking object sitting on my kitchen counter! Hello?! What does that say? Please don’t answer that. I swear, it is not common to see turd lying around my house. I have 3 kids, but still, it’s not a common occurence.
Anyway, enough turd talk. Anyone still reading? If so, I wanted to share a couple more recipes. If you follow my blog, you know I like things that are simple, quick and easy to prepare
because I’m lazy and impatient. This one can’t get much easier….
1/3 c. white sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 c. SoyNut Butter (original recipe used Sunflower butter, I used what I had on hand)
1/2 c. shortening
1 T. milled flax seed with 3 T. warm water as egg replacer
4 tbl. milk
48 Hershey kisses, or however many you need…depends on the size of your balls (hahahahaha)
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Combine sugars, SoyButter and shortening, mix well. Add milk and egg replacer. Slowly add dry ingredients. Shape a teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in white sugar. Bake 8 to 10 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet. As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, press a Hershey kiss into the middle. Let cool a few minutes then remove from sheet. The cookies still will be soft, so handle with care. The kisses will remain soft for a while so check for firmness before stacking cookies for storage.
Of course, I went to all this trouble to make this so Mr. Terrible Two could eat them…and he doesn’t like them. I shouldn’t be surprised, he doesn’t like hardly anything. The child lives off cereal, mac and cheese, and spaghetti O’s. I, however, have not had a problem consuming my baked goods at warp speed.
Here is a little list of goodies I’ve
consumed made so far this year….
Faux Toffee aka Christmas Crack
Nut Balls/Mexican Wedding Cookies/Snowballs/Russian Tea Cakes
Pretzel Treats/Rolo Turtles
Homemade Twix Bars
Sausage Balls and Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon (bacon makes everything mo’betta!)
I also made these, and haven’t even posted them! oops! (I used 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 c. butterscotch chips -instead of peanut butter chips, and 1 cup white chocolate chips. Otherwise I followed the recipe!)
I’m sure I’m forgetting something…but anyway, lots to do, lots to do!!! I hope everyone has a very safe, very Merry Christmas!!!
Oh, I’ll also be making Monkey Bread – so easy – for Christmas morning. My kids get up SOOO early, that I need a no-brainer breakfast. Plus it’s so yummy fresh from the oven! (and all the kids actually like it!) I’m sure I’ll have some more sausage balls to go with it. And coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.
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