Well only a few days till Xmas ----I didn't send out one single card, I didn't make one single gift (which I usually do for teachers & had this year intended to do so for co-workers), & hardly made any cookies. The only ones I made were Spritz & Rolo pretzel rings:
These are so easy (I'm all about easy) & sooooo good. You just add Rolos to the center of the round pretzels, melt them in the oven for a few minutes & add an M&M to each.
Aren't they pretty? If you like chocolate covered pretzels --you must try these!!
I also tried a new recipe that my friend Holly passed along to me, Cream Cheese Mints. I can't stand mint so I wasn't able to try them, but my son said the recipe is a keeper!! I hope they're good, I handed some out at work LOL
This one is just cream cheese, butter (well I added butter but she doesn't --I guess either way works), peppermint flavor, powdered sugar & food color. Mash 'em with a fork & put 'em in the fridge for a few hours.
So I have a bit of bad news ---my husband totaled his car last night. Yes he's fine ----but I'm not happy with him at all :( I realize it was an *accident* but it happened when he went ice fishing & I really think it could have been avoided. Luckily he is done with work for the rest of the year but he will need to find a car quickly because we cannot share one. We work different shifts, but my kids have too many things going on during the week for me to not have a car. We don't have a lot of money so it's not as easy as just going & buying one, we will really have to search for something we can afford. This is really not what we needed right before Christmas! So what very little Christmas spirit I had has been severely dampened!!
But.....my grandma is still with us.....after a few weeks in the hospital after Thanksgiving we weren't sure she was going to be with us for the holidays. I have a job (thankfully, since all these big expenses keep coming up!!) that I really love & my kids are healthy & happy ---& they are going to be over the moon when they open up their gifts from grandma this year (I don't know who reads my blog so I will share after Xmas what they got!!). So all in all, I'm pretty lucky :)
I hope you all have a safe & healthy holiday!!! Thank you so much for your friendship & support throughout the year :)
Friday Photo Journal, April 28, 2017
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