Good Morning everyone! We still do not have internet at home but that is a good thing. It forces me to unpack boxes. We (meaning me) are getting the boxes slowly unwrapped and sorted. You never realize how much junk you have until you have to move it all.
Its been rainy the last few days. We even got a few snow flurries yesterday. Thankfully it is sunny today. I am praying that we have seen the last of the cold weather. Wendell and I are so ready to get out into the garden and get the yard in shape here. I have asparagus that is almost picking size! I can't wait to eat it!!
This weekend, I took time out to spend the afternoon with my friend Fran and make some candy for Easter. We did our version of 'Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs'. The recipe was pretty simple and it only took a few hours to do 75 eggs. We had decided that we wanted to do them for our families and the kids at school. They turned out great! I had to hide the rest of mine as Wendell was eating them like they were going out of style. (and he wonders how he can't lose weight!)
Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
1/2 cup - Butter, softened
2 1/3 cup - Confectioners' Sugar
1 cup - Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/2 cup - Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp. - Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups - Dark Chocolate Chips
2 Tbsp. - Shortening
*Note* I used Chocolate Almond Bark instead of the Chocolate Chips and Shortening. They dried faster too!
In a large bowl, cream the butter; gradually add the confectioners' sugar, cracker crumbs, peanut butter and vanilla. Shape into 16 eggs; place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
In a microwave, melt the chocolate almond bark; stir until smooth. Dip eggs in the chocolate, allowing the excess to drip off. Decorate with sprinkles; return eggs to waxed paper. Chill until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Yield: 16 eggs
The eggs turned out great and were really easy to do. I just hope they make it to Easter!
On the homefront, I am still waiting to get the internet connected. Since we still live in the boonies, we will have to deal with dial-up again. Its hard to believe that we will be doing without for almost 3 weeks. Thank goodness for lunch hour access at school. I do look forward to having the time to catch up with everyones blog. I may have to devote a whole day to it!
Well, I better get going. I have school today. Only two days till Spring Break! Yippee!!!!
Take care and I hope to visit again soon.Debbie