Tuesday, December 16, 2008

holiday preparations.

Sorry for infrequent posting, lately. John's home from his weekend shift on Mon, Tues, Weds. so this has allowed me more time to concentrate on Christmas details. My shopping is now finished. (Wooohooo!) Wrapping usually waits till Christmas eve. I don't stress about it, and just plan to do it last minute with John's help while the kiddies are sleeping. I think he enjoys seeing everything before it's torn open too.
I've also been busy in the kitchen making all the favorite Christmas treats. I try to make several batches of everything, to share with friends, etc. So far, I've finished Peanut Butter cups, M&M cookies, Brownie bites with Reeses cups, Pretzel Hugs, and a huge batch of "Puppy Chow." I've got a few more recipes to complete before the week's up, but I'm pleased to have so much done at this point. Alice and Emma and I went shopping last night for some new dresses. They have a Christmas concert at church as well as a Childrens mass, and a wedding in early February, so they'll get some wear out of them. They have such completely different taste in clothes, so it's fun to see what they're willing to try on. I was completely shocked (and a little excited) to come home with matching dresses. They chose them together and agreed immediately. They haven't dressed alike in years. The trip was a success and I look forward to not being in a mall again for a long, long time!
Now if only we could see a little of the white stuff on the ground...


wife, mother and so much more! said...

How do you make your peanut butter cups? I made buckeye's and the insides were a bit too mushy for me--maybe I didn't use enough powder sugar.

Thanks for joining us for lunch--I really enjoyed it.

MJ said...

Wow, you amaze me! Where do you get your energy? I would love to have half of your energy!!!
Love your blog.

jamie said...

Mary Jo G. gave me this recipe.

1 pkg. choc. chips (12 oz.)
2 sticks margarine
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla
1 1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. brown sugar

Mix together 1 stick melted marg., sugar, vanilla, pean. butter, and brown sugar. Spread in 9x 13 pan.
Melt chocolate and 1 stick marg. Mix together and spread over pean butter mixture. Let cool. Cut into bars...delicious!!

MJ- busy, but always behind on somthing too...tonight it's catch-up on laundry ;')