December 20, 2008

Christmas Cookies

I have been busy making cookies for Christmas.

I have made Oreo Truffles, Peanut Clusters, Buckeyes, Dream Bars, Fudge (Jazzy's version), Snickerdoodles, Crunchies and Chocolate Chip Cookies. Whoa!

Oreo Truffles This year I made them with Mint Oreos.
Peanut Clusters These I made in the Crock Pot. They were very easy it only took 3 hours and they were ready to drop on wax paper. I do think I'll use parchment paper if I make these again.
Buckeyes I dip them all the way in melted chocolate.
Fudge Jazzy's friend gave her this recipe so I made her make it. We didn't use any nuts. I think I would use walnuts next time.
Crunchies I had these at work. Joanne brought them in for our Holiday Party and I wanted make them also. So easy.

I've spent most of today baking. I did make the Oreo Truffles last week because I needed 6 dozen for a cookie exchange that got cancelled due to weather. Oh well, I'll just give them away and I know they will get eaten.

December 7, 2008

Christmas Shopping in Branson

I am finally getting around to writing about my trip!
I kinda stalled on posting about this trip because I only took a couple pictures and one of them had my niece Alyssa's Christmas present front and center in the picture. So, I didn't want to give away any of the upcoming surprises.

I was only home for 3 days from Thanksgiving in Missouri to turn around again and fly back out to Kansas City, MO. I flew in Thursday December 4 in the afternoon.
I had a blast with my 4 Sister-in-laws and my Mother-in-law. We were able to see two shows and do tons of shopping! I was the newbie to their annual trip, I learned really quickly what happens on this Girls Shopping weekend. Basically, they "shopped til they dropped", ate well, and saw great entertainment!
I brought and extra suitcase and it was filled with only gifts to take home.

December 3, 2008

The Pineapple Cheese Casserole

The Pineapple Cheese Casserole was hit at Thanksgiving. I wasn't sure everyone would like it. They did! I think I'll make it again at Christmas to share it with my Brother and Sisters and their families.

December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving in Missouri

We had a quick trip as usual. We drove out to Kansas City, MO on Wednesday November 26th. Jasmine got to (I'm not sure she thought of it that way, she missed a party) miss a half day of scheduled school on Wednesday. In the past we have left after Jasmine is out of school on Wednesday so, it was nice to get a little of a head start this year.

We had a great time as usual seeing the family. Thanksgiving day was filled with Food, Fun and Family!


We finally got it! It is beautiful and Keith took it to the bus a couple weeks ago now.

I was very impressed with it when it arrived at the house. They also sent a spice rack and paper towel holder made of maple.

I have been a horrible wife, I haven't been down to the bus in so long, I have yet to see it in the bus. Keith says it looks good. I will post pictures soon.