Friday, December 11, 2009

checking off my list...........

Getting things done is such a great feeling! Christmas shopping, 90% done, wrapping presents, done so far....trees up, lights up and the house looks festive....Christmas plans? They are all made too...Christmas Eve here with Julie (sister), her husband and little Jace and then Don and I are leaving for Wendover Nevada on Christmas morning for a couple of days.....No stress here and it is feeling good! Tomorrow we are going to go toy shopping for Jace. I already know what to get him so it will be easy. Then we are going to take warm blankets to the mission in Ogden and milk and eggs........there are also several light displays, so I am hoping to take Jace to one of them....
Yesterday I made an apron, hot pad and a little tree ornament for my step mom and got it in the mail.

the fabric is by moda and it is in fall tones....I made aprons for two of her friends a long time ago and she really liked them. She tried on one in almost the same colors and it looked so pretty.......I almost made chocolate peanut clusters for my brother...I make them every year and they are so easy and yummy....I have never shared a recipe before even though I cook and bake a lot so I thought I would give it a whirl!
Chocolate Peanut clusters:
one bag chocolate chips
one bag white chocolate chips
two cans salted spanish peanuts
waxed paper

Put chips in a glass bowl in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between until all the chocolate is melted....stir in the peanuts, dont forget all the salt in the bottom of the can! drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let harden
yummy good and kids love making these too....Olivia could make them by herself! Enjoy!


Pat said...

Can you tell me what size cans of peanuts you use? These sound good and I'd like to try them.

Jenxo said...

You are so organised you put me to shame, however i did make start today!
love your apron and your peanut clusters look sooo yummy.

i love choccy spiders too, only they have chinese dried noodles and a dollop of peanut butter in the melted chocolate, heaven sent!!

Pam said...

The recipe sound delicious. I may have to give it a try. Who doesn't love chocolate and peanuts!

Margaret said...

how funny, DH came home with a packet of peanut clusters on Friday! I won't go into just how many are left or NOT! yum! M

Jenny said...

Love your apron and the recipe sounds easy-peasy and delicious.

Laurie said...

Yummy! My mouth is watering!

audreyscountrycrafts said...

It's so nice to have a relaxing holiday isn't it? Ours are usually quite relaxing too, no rushing around. It's all in the planning :)
Those Chocolate peanut clusters look yummy!

Willow Lake Stitches said...

Hi Melinda,

Thanks for the kind comments on my blog, I appreciate it !

Been perusing through your blog, and, oh my ! What fun ! Thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to try it- - - love the mushroom pictures, are they really red or is that from the camera ? I have never seen that in person, I always thought it was just artistic license when I saw figurines or drawing of red mushrooms ! Also, love what you are doing with fabric.

And. . . love your white tree. I am searching for a white feather type table top tree. . . no luck yet. I'll just have to keep on searchin. It's all in the hunt, you know ! ha ha

Merry Christmas,

Beth @ Willow Lake Stitches !

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Micki said...

The recipe sounds yummy!

roc said...

your recipe sounds delicious!

Rannyjean said...

Melinda, you so deserve the stress free.
BTW, looks like you got spammed by anonymous...guess that says people are reading what you are saying!
Merry Christmas my friend!