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Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Social / Recipe share ~ Holly Wreath ~ Molasses Cookies ~ Rice Krispie Scotcheroos

We had a blast!!
Tuesday nights recipe share / Christmas Social 
was sooo much fun!

First there were so many wonderful things to sample....

Crackers, Cakes and Cookies, Oh my!

Kerri H. brought awesome home made caramels!

There was delicious Chex mix, wonderful snikerdoodlish cookies and thank Heaven 
Tina B.brought some veggies to balance us out, teehee! 

Then we moved on to the 
"White Elephant Gift Exchange"
....a complete laugh attack!!
It was AWESOME!!

The gifts were lets just say, 
for being something totally useless from home...

 First gift opened... A charming teepee, 
complete with indian doll!

You can see Danielle's uncontrollable excitement 
with her newly acquired treasure!

Ingar beams at her gift......all the adds from Tina's counter 
with a bonus...
an LDS living magazine featuring David Archuletta!
LOL completely!!!

Tina scored some home made limbo sticks 
from Jenny N.

(The next pictures are compliments of Tina B. since my phone died. Sorry they didn't transfer to well! *Someone needs to drop a hint to the Bishop that I need a new camera for Christmas to fulfill my calling!)

Nancy picked up a nifty new, so impressive I can't remember what it was, video.

Cayla scored a toothbrush sterilizer!

Brittany will be working out to her new 
Denise Austin video 
while she gazes happily at her new lovely 
Christmas Door hanging.

Terry tries to tempt people to take her gift card
that Kerri H. brought. 
Make that a -0- balance gift card haha!

Andrea ends up with a very coveted gnome from Gabby!

We all wanted these beut's .....home made 
maxi pad slippers
from Nancy S!

There was quite a bit of jockeying for a two foot long big fat gummy worm, and Karen R. brought an unwanted old cassette tape, only to end up getting a whole box full of cassettes from Heidi S! 
It was awesome!! 

Here are some of the yummy recipes shared that night shown in the top picture.

Holly Wreath
"Brittani W"

1 Package (10 1/2 ounces/298 g) miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon green food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups cornflakes
red cinnamon candies

1. Melt marshmallows and butter over low heat; remove from heat.
2. Quickly stir in food coloring and vanilla.
3. Add cornflakes; gently mix until just coated.
4. Grease hands, and shape mixture into large wreath on greased waxed paper. Optional: Make several small wreaths instead of large one.
5. Decorate wreath with cinnamon candies for holly berries.  Refrigerate until firm.

Rice Krispie Scotcheroos 
(*Tweaked to perfection)
Name:  Withheld until I find out who brought this awesome yumminess!

1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter (I like crunchy)
4 cups Rice Krispies
1 cup party peanuts
1 pkg milk choc chips
1 pkg butterscotch chips

In large saucepan put the syrup and sugar.
Cook over medium heat stirring frequently until sugar dissolves and begins to boil.
Add peanut butter and mix well.
Add Rice Krispies and peanuts. Stir until well coated.
Put in sprayed 9/13 pan.
Melt chips in microwave.  Spread evenly over the top of Krispie mixture.
Cool at room temperature for 4 hours and then cut in small squares.

*This recipe is much better than the original Rice Krispie Box recipe!!!

Some of the other recipes we sampled;

Darling Peanut Butter Reindeer cookies
Picture Perfect Chocolate Dipped Oreos
Delicious Carrot Cake
Awesome Chex Mix
Melt in your mouth Caramels

*Sue had a wonderful Christmas Story prepared to share for the evening. Everyone went home with a copy and a little bag of cookies. She is doing so well! She is so happy everyone had a great time and is very sad she couldn't be there. Her every thought is for what responsibilities she has with family, friends and church. She is sad she's not able to do them. She is determined to come home and get to work as soon as possible. She has been moved out of critical care and is doing therapy from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. She is working hard!  

Sue in her decked out brain bucket to
 protect that wonderful head!

We missed all of you that weren't 
able to come!
We hope to see you at the next activity.

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