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Christmas Goodies

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Hello, everyone!  It has been a while since I’ve written anything here.  Hope everyone is doing well.  I have wanted to put some goodies together for friends at Christmas and finally decided to do it this year.  I asked my sister, Jenny, if she wanted to do this with me, as I thought they would make good gifts for her to give to her friends and her children’s teachers as well.   We had fun doing these and I thought I would share the results with you! 

I had a friend that came to my rescue with recipes for Hot Cocoa, Buckeyes and Nutter Butter Santas.  Thank you, Kara!   The Nutter Butter Santas were fun and easy to make.  I think they turned out pretty cute!

I found the perfect little tubs to put the Hot Cocoa in.  We added crushed peppermints to the cocoa and put a candy cane in each tub, too.  Chocolate spoons are always a great way to add even more chocolatey flavor!  I liked making these, as well.  We added green swirls to some and others has Cinnamon Sprinkles on them.  I bet those will taste pretty good in a nice hot cup of cocoa.  

    

 

Next, we baked Chocolate Chip Cookies and Butter Sugar Cookies and put them in the cutest  little boxes.  The boxes came with cute stickers to hold the flaps down on them, those were a great idea!  You can really find some wonderful packaging for your baked goods.  I think I’m going to go shopping after Christmas and see if I can find these items when they are marked down.  Then I will have plenty for next year!

 

 

I totally forgot to take pictures of the Buckeyes and the fudge.  Those were two of the yummiest items to me.  I did take pictures of the bags we put them in.  I love these Santa’s and Snowmen!

 

  Special thanks to my niece, Brooke, for her help with these yesterday!  I hope all of the teachers that receive these enjoy the goodies that are in them.  We had a lot of fun making them for you!  Please forgive the shameless plug for my blog that my sister and I added to your bag…LOL!   If you read this, maybe you will leave me a comment and let me know how everything tasted.  It would be greatly appreciated.  You may even see your name in one of the photos, too! 

I hope everyone out there has a safe and wonderful holiday season.  I will be thinking of all of you when we are spending Christmas at Disney World and hopefully getting some new material for this blog! 

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Thank You for reading!

Lisa

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sassy Potato Corn Chowder

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Two of my favorite foods are corn and potatoes.  I also love a bowl of nice, hot soup so if I can combine those three things I ama happy camper.  Cooler temps will arrive tomorrow, it will be a great time to sit down to a yummy bowl of comfort food.

For this recipe you will need:

4 slices bacon, chopped

3 cups cubed potatoes

1 (13 1/2 oz.) chicken broth

1 (10 oz.) package  frozen corn

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 TBS. flour

1/2 cup mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip)

2 cups whole milk

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until crisp.  Drain and return to pan.  Stir in chicken broth, potatoes, onion and celery.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

   

In a medium-sized bowl, mix flour and mayonnaise together.  Whisk in milk until well blended.  I like to use my Mickey Mouse whisk for this part.  Everything tastes better when Mickey helps, right?  Add to potato mixture and stir until thoroughly blended.  Cook 3 to 5 minutes until heated through.  I like to turn the heat back up a notch for this part.  Just until it bubbles again.  Then I turn it back down and let it thicken. 

 Today I used scallions in my chowder instead of  yellow onion.  I also used them as a garnish, along with a sprinkle of sharp, cheddar cheese.  It never lasts long in the pan once it is finished.  This soup is a big hit with my son.  Today he hugged me and asked me if I would write down all of my recipes for him so he could cook them when he grows up.  That was way better than any bowl of comfort food could ever be.  I hope you’ll give this a try and will enjoy it as much as my son and I do.  As always, thanks for reading!! 🙂