Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's Christmas Eve Eve!!

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....

The combination of sweet and salty always goes over well, and it's quick to throw together and makes a large amount.  Not that it last all that long around here! 

For anyone that may have allergies, or know someone that does - I made "Peanut Butter" Blossoms, and I made them peanut and egg free!  (and they are edible, bonus!)
Original recipe comes from 9to5to9

SoyNut Butter Blossoms (they're good, I promise!)

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....
FUDGE  Best.stuff.ever.
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.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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18 comments:

  1. Reindeer food is delicious!

    Following from Thirsty Thursday! I would LOVE a follow back! http://thefrugalfreegal.com

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  2. I am still cracking up at the turd shaped gingerbread and that no one said anything about it! Bwahahahaha

    The reindeer food sounds delish!

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  3. You said turd on your blog and it almost made me wet my pants!! Funny husband!
    Merry Christmas!!

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  4. Oh family. Can't live with em. Or without em. Or trust em to tell you when you have a gingerbread turd sitting on your counter. Go figure.

    These cookies look awesome! Also, you won the tate's bake shop giveaway over at my blog! Please email me your address (jhbruno87@gmail.com)

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  5. Oooh look at those little cookies - adorable!

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  6. Following from Thursday Blog Hop!

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  7. My husband would've done the same thing. Or worse.. ;)

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  8. Love the reindeer food! I'll have to try that. My husband loves to 'help' but he's a pretty good cook.
    Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!

    Jennifer

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  9. Hey girl I'm here from the Thirsty THursday at "for the love of blogs". The reindeer food looks aweseome. Umm...and the turd cookie...better left alone! Hubby doesn't really help w/Christmas baking here either. HOpe you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

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  10. http://realmomreviews.blogspot.com/
    Following your blog from BassGiraffes! Please follow back!
    If you could follow me on Facebook, that would be awesome too!!
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    Thanks for your time!
    Skye

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  11. I haven't made Gingerbread men either, but the turd shaped glob is awesome! My boys are cracking up!

    Sorry I'm behind. Internet has finally been restored! Life as we know it CAN continue!

    Thanks for Sharing! and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  12. Nice!
    I get "digestive issues" from peanut butter (sorry tmi) so I'm so happy to see this soybutter kiss recipe!
    Cute blog, love the name!
    Meri

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  13. HAhahaha, the overuse of the word "turd" has me cracking up. What can I say? I'm 5. :) That is an impressive amount of baking my friend!

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  14. I just made pretzel treats!!!
    Your post made me laugh, at least I am not the only one who feels like they are going a million directions right now!

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  15. Hi! i love the recipes. thanks for stopping by and following. I am now following you. ECL

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  16. Hello! Thanks for linking up at Traveling Through Thursday! I am already following your lovely blog! Have a very merry christmas! ~Heather www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com

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  17. LOL, I'm still cracking up about the "ginger turd"!

    Merry Christmas! New follower from the Holiday Blog Hop! Hope you can follow me back at Cheapskate4Life!

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  18. Looks yummy! thank you for sharing. Can't wait to try them out. We eat holiday goodies all year!!!

    We are following you from the Thirsty Thursday Hop and would for you to follow us if you're diggin' what we're doin'!

    kocoandviking.blogspot.com

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