Saturday afternoon found me in the kitchen with my special young’un!! First we went to the local IGA and picked up some baking supplies and junk food to hold for the day. I’ve never seen any kid hold as much as she can and she’s a beanpole!!
When we got back home I boxed up some of the goodies I had prepared the night before and that morning and then I put her to work making Lemon Crunchies. This was the first time I had made them but hey are so yummy and Victoria enjoyed them baked as much as she did in the dough stage. They have just a hint of lemon and must be watched carefully so as not to overcook.
While Victoria was putting these together I made some Chocolate Peanut Pretzel Clusters and some Preacher cookies. The Clusters are very easy to whip up and you get the sweet and salty kick!
Chocolate peanut pretzel candy
Delicious preacher cookies
Victoria’s attention was held very long by the sweets we were trying to prepare. Her attention was taken by a new coon dog that PaPa had on loan. She was a pretty dog, Plott/Black & Tan cross, 8-months old and scared of her own shadow. Victoria was convinced she was a dog whisperer and could calm Miss Katie down and PaPa would have a wonderful new pup to train. Well, dog whisperer she wasn’t and she was very disappointed. Katie went back to her previous home today and Victoria and PaPa are searching for a new trainee!!
Back to the cooking/baking!! Here’s few of the other Christmas goodies I’ve prepared so far but have a lot more to do:
Miracle Peanut Butter Cookies
Magic Cookie Bars cut and ready to eat.
Gingerbread dusted with Confectioner’s sugar
Cheater’s Quickie-Pretzel, rollo candy, topped with a pecan half.
That’s all for now but hope to make two recipes a night through this week. Enough sugar to get me though the holiday rush!! 🙂 Recipes to follow during my Christmas break from work and hope to add those Thanksgiving dishes I didn’t get posted when I was “computer-down”. Here’s my beautiful granddaughter to sweeten the post!!
Victoria – Summer 2012
New breed of farmer!