Monday, December 22, 2008
1) What is one thing about you that people might be surprised by? I love the show "That's so Raven" on the Disney Channel.
2) What are three words that describe you?
frugal, loyal, and talkative. Oh what the heck, let's just throw in cute and funny. Ha-ha
3) What was your favorite Christmas gift?
My white kitchen aid mixer. Weird but true. I melted the cord one day when it was next to my toaster oven and I actually cried. Not the messy sobbing crying but a couple tears dropped. It worked because Shawn promptly fixed the cord.
4) What is your family's favorite Christmas tradition?
A fancy dinner on Christmas Eve with candles.
5) If you had an hour of free time, what would you do?
Clean. But if you twisted my arm I would go to the library. Don't worry- I do realize it's time to make friends in this town.
6) What is your favorite recipe to cook?
Toast. Just kidding. Anything one dish.
7) What is your favorite scripture? Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
3 cups flour
½ cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
½ ts salt
1 ½ cups light or dark corn syrup
3 Tbls Butter, melted
1 ½ ts. Vanilla extract
2 ½ cups chopped pecans
In a large mixing bowl, blend together flour, sugar, butter and salt until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press firmly and evenly into a greased 15 x 10 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
3 ½ c. flour
2 tsp. Soda
1 ½ tsp. Salt
1 tsp Cinn(or 1 T.)
1 tsp. Nutmeg
3 c sugar
1 c. oil (1/2 oil ½ applesauce)
2 c pumpkin
¼ c water(add more)
Mix pumpkin, oil and sugar. Let sit for ½ hour(optional). Beat in eggs
then add dry ingredients and water. Bake 350* for 1 hour. Makes 3-4
Toasted Asparagus Appetizers - Christine Gilbert's
25 Asparagus Spears
25 thin slices white bread
8 oz cream cheese
3 oz blue cheese
¾ cup butter (melted)
In a large skillet, bring water to boil and blanch asparagus for 3-5 min.
Drain immediately in cold water. Trim asparagus to be the size of the bread
Take off crust and flatten bread. Combine 2 cheese and egg. Spread on
bread, roll, cut into 3 pieces.
Dip in melted butter and freeze
Heat oven to 400*
Bake for 15 min Serve immediately
Can serve with Pomegranate seeds.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Kisses
½ cup butter
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
¾ c brown sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 ½ cup self - rising flour
40 chocolate kisses
Beat butter and peanut butter together. Add sugar and beat well. Mix in
egg and vanilla. Add flour and combine thoroughly. Cover bowl and chill
dough for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 375*. Shape dough into 40 small balls
(about 1 tsp) and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 5 min. and
remove them from oven. Press a Chocolate kiss on top of cookie. Bake again
for 3 min longer.
1 cup butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tea almond flavor
2 cups oatmeal prepared in the blender (put small amount in blender, after
measuring, until turns to powder)
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Mix together all ingredients:
Add: 8 ounce package of slivered almonds
Continue to Mix:
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet. Make golf ball sized cookies, 2 inches
apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.
Makes 50 cookies.
Holiday Pomegranate Salsa
2 large pomegranates
4 Roma Tomatoes
½ cup Red Onion
1 small lime
3 T. Vinaigrette Salad Dressing(Valladia Onion Is Good)
¾ tsp. Tony Chachera's Original Creole Seasoning
2 T. Sugar
Salt & Pepper to taste
Seed the pomegranates. Dice the avocadoes, tomatoes, and onions into very
small pieces(about ¼ inch) Stir together. Quarter the lime and squeeze all
the juice into the mixture. Add the dressing and seasonings to taste.
Serve with tortillas chips and enjoy!
This is a colorful and tasty holiday appetizer, but it is best if eaten the
day it is made fresh.
1 box German Chocolate cake mix
1 cup butter (softened)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 lb bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup crushed walnuts
Pre-heat oven to 350*
Use a 9" x 13" ungreased pan
Combine cake mix, butter and ½ can of sweetened condensed milk and mix until
smooth. Spread caramel on top of baked crust. Layer Chocolate chips on top
of caramel and then add the walnuts. Last you will spread the remaining
cake mixture on top by taking out scoops, flattening like pancakes and
laying on top (you have to do this because it doesn't spread well on top).
This will form your top crust.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Many thanks for a marvelous "Munch and Mingle" go
1st to Penny for hosting us;
2nd to Lori, our Enrichment Leader and Sarah, our Enrichment Counselor for planning this fun, friendly, festive evening for us and
3rd to each of you who came with munchies and mingled.
Welcome to the ward!
We look forward to each of your recipes so we can use them in our own family and other festivities so quick -- email them to Sarah!
What a great kick off to this Christmas season!
So glad you brought your daughters!
Thanks and Merry Christmas!
Love your festive shirts!
Feel free to reply with a post of your comments about the evening or Christmas wishes:)