Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Things have been so busy lately. I think it will finally slow down today. Yay! Anyway, just a little quick note. I babysit a cute little girl that is Jaedyn's age. The last few days it has been raining raining raining! I love the rain! I love this time of years. Anyway, instead of straightening my hair like I do everyday I have been wearing it curly. Ayana, the little girl I babysit is not use to see me with curly hair. She told me my hair looked wiggly. I thought that was so cute!

The kids had fun at the Christmas party. Drew LOVED seeing Santa and all his friends. Jaedyn fell asleep in my arms so by time she woke up she wasn't to thrilled about seeing the man in the red suit. I set her in his lap anyway just to get a picture, but she wanted nothing to do with him! Anyway, I will post pictures of the party soon.

We had our Progressive Dinner for Enrichment night last night. It turned out really well! Thank you Becky! We went to 3 homes and at the last one had a little program with the women in Christ's life. At the end one of the women in the ward played Mary and sang a beautiful song. The program really brought the spirit in. It was really neat. One of the ladies who played a shepard's wife had the whole thing memorized and she did such a good job, I almost believed she was really there. All the ladies did a wonderful job.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Saltine Toffee Cookies

4 ounces saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups semisweet chocolate
3/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

Line cookie sheet with saltine crackers in single layer.

In a saucepan combine the sugar and the butter. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes. Immediately pour over saltines and spread t cover crackers completely.

Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Spread melted chocolate and top with chopped nuts. Cool completely and break into pieces.

When I was working a friend of mine made these and brought them in to work. They are really good and I just found the recipe off of www.allrecipes.com. I didn't have dark brown sugar so I used regular brown sugar. And I did one cup of chopped pecans instead of 3/4 cup. And because I don't care for chocolate anyway and only had semi-sweet chips I used 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. If I would have had milk chocolate I would have used the full 2 cups. Anyway, my kids loved these, lets see if Kyle will too. :0)

Monday, December 1, 2008