Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays

If you are like me the last thing you need is one more thing to do during the holiday rush. So I’ll give you a bit of preparedness advice here. Wait! Read it before you holler at me.

Here’s my advice: Get prepared … to have a wonderful holiday. There is less than a week left of the merry hustle and bustle. Make sure you set aside the stress and pressure for a little while here and there to enjoy this special time of year and share the real holiday spirit with your loved ones. That’s what it’s all about, remember?

The rule that starts to fit here is, “If it’s not done, forget it.” Who will know except you … and your guilt goblin.

Here is a recipe for one of my favorite holiday treats. It’s not a preparedness thing, although you do have to prepare it to eat it. Ha Ha. It’s not a money-saving tip. It’s probably not even particularly healthy. (However, it is all good-for-you-food!) But they are yummy! Consider the recipe a tiny, little gift from me to you. You cannot eat just one! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Yum Yums
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
2 C chopped dates
2 C crushed graham crackers
1 C chopped nuts
2 ½ C mini-marshmallows
1 pkg. (14 oz) coconut

Pour condensed milk over dates and let stand 10-20 minutes. Mix all ingredients, except coconut, in a large bowl. It is very sticky. Form into two-inch balls. Roll balls in coconut (If I am in a hurry, I just mix the coconut into the batter.) You can eat immediately, but they hold together much better if you refrigerate them overnight. If you can hide them, store in a tightly covered container.

Happy Holidays. Go hug your pantry/cupboards and count your blessings.

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