Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rolo pretzel rings

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!! 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 :)


Ila said...

Oh mouth is watering!!...I love rolo pretzels..and those mints sound Yummy!! (I love mint!!).
I'm so glad your hubby is okay...hopefully a reasonably priced car will jump up to the rescue.
How wonderful that your Grandmother is still around for xmas.
We're all looking forward to Ellies first Christmas. She is going to be spoiled rotten...good thing she is too young to know..Lol. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family...furkids included!!...Big Xmas Hugs!!...Ila

Jenny said...

I am so trying those pretzel rolo thingys. Ta heaps! Good luck with your car hunting. Jenny B

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh yummy treats Michelle!!

I hope you guys are able to find a reasonably priced car so there is not too much strain!

Happy Holidays Michelle to you and your family!

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