Tuesday, November 28, 2006

feeling a little like Christmas

Someone, whom I had just given a plate of our Christmas candy, called my thoughtful gift, white trash candy. Of all the gall! I really wanted to feel hurt and be mad about that but alas, I fear she was correct. Brutally honest and correct. If your recipes involve Captain Crunch, Saltines, Chex or pretzels ...well there's your sign. Here's one of our favorite recipes.
Might as well be proud of our heritage and share:) You don't need no stinking candy thermometer to make it either.
Cracker Candy aka Crack - for its addictive quality
¼ pound (one sleeve) saltine crackers
1 cup butter- do not substitute margarine- Paula would not approve.
1 cup sugar
1 – 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
chopped nuts
Line cookie sheet with foil and butter well. Place the crackers evenly on the foil. Boil the butter and sugar for exactly 3 minutes. Pour over the crackers and bake in the oven at 400° F. for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the chocolate chips. As the chips melt, spread them evenly over the mixture, and sprinkle with nuts. When cool, break into pieces. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 27, 2006

More cutie pies

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Cutie Pies

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back to the grind

It was wonderful having a long holiday weekend with all the family home. We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner at Ford and Aly's ( God love 'em for hosting a gathering for 25) , played with our cute and precious grandbaby, shopped, visited, ate too much and just enjoyed ourselves. Katie and Barrett went home on Sunday. That fact and going back to work today was slightly depressing but at least we were so busy that it went by quickly.

Carl and Barrett picked out our tree this year and they get kudos for finding the best one. Of course Katie had already lectured them on the importance of height, fullness and shapeliness and they have both experience tree shopping with Katie before so they knew they had to get it right...or else. Good job, men.

Leaa called tonight to tell me that Livi has a new trick. Whenever someone admires her new shoes she lifts her foot to provide a better view. She is also waving now but you have to be watching for it or you'll miss it. I think she'll be crawling in another few weeks. That will motivate me to get busy child proofing around here.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

flash back graphics

I'm posting the cover of a power point presentation that I created this week. I had fun making it. The Typepad accounts that we're using for follow up discussions on training are keeping me busy but the product works well. It has required a good bit of reading though. I was able to share the entire presentation on this page. http://pcsdpd.typepad.com/unitedstreaming/
Not doing much from home lately because I'm blogged out by the end of the day.

lavender Christmas soap