Wednesday, December 07, 2011
The Christmas Picture
This was the scene at our family's party over Thanksgiving. 7 little ones were propped up on the sofa, and everyone started snapping for the family picture. I thought turning the lens on the photographers was funny.
I'm still working on socks and a bulky cowl.
Here is the Buckeye recipe that I used this weekend. They came out great. The deal is, if Fireman and Zach eat them before the holidays they have to make another batch.
It is from All recipes.com. I read the notes from folks and followed a few of their suggestions.
1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup softened butter
1 t. vanilla extract
3 cups confectioners sugar
12 oz semisweet chocolate chips
4 T shortening.
Mix the first 4 ingredients well. You almost have to add the 3 cups of confectioners sugar one cup at a time. By the time you are on the 3rd cup you'll be using your hands to mix it. Do not sift the sugar as the original instructions call for.
Roll the mix into small balls and put a toothpick in each one. Then refrigerate for at least one hour.
Melt the chips and shortening in the microwave 30 seconds at a time and stir.
Dip the peanut balls into the chocolate mix and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet to harden. Refrigerate.
These came out so so good!
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