Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

I spent all day Sunday baking magical Christmas treats...voluntarily. Wait don't go... you're at the right blog... This is Julie Hyzy's blog, but I did spend all day Sunday baking treats. I know it's pretty much unheard of for me to bake. I can cook, but even with Betty Crocker's or Mrs.Smith's help, I am sadly lacking in the baking talent department. So, I started with something easy... something to build my confidence.
I made these DELISH Rolo Pretzel Turtle Bites. They are too die for, as a matter I've eaten so many before that I've wanted to die. They are bite-sized deliciousness that is unparalleled!
Generally, I just dip them in chopped pecans for the turtleness, but I decided to throw caution to the wind and stray from the beaten path. To step out of my comfort zone for a moment and live on the dangerous side...I dipped some in crushed candy cane (festive!), I placed a peanut butter M&M on some (chocolate, caramel and peanut butter... no brainer) and a mini marshmallow a few others. On the whole very successful and TASTY!!!

Then I moved on to the family favorite... Zucchini Bread and muffins. The only vegetable my children voluntarily eat! Makes the house smell yummy.

New Recipe Night... Christmas treat edition. I made White Chocolate Peppermint Bark. Brenna loves this, me frankly I think white chocolate is fake and so I avoid eating it at all costs. The other is Crunchy Chocolate Bark. A delightful concoction of dark chocolate, chex cereal, pretzels and a drizzle of white chocolate.

Then the tried and true and utterly magnificent... Debbie's homemade granola. We eat this like trail mix around the house, but you can put it in yogurt, pour milk over it and eat it like cereal. I was going to give it as Christmas gifts, but Debbie beat me to it.

Lastly, Frosty the Cheeseball... almost too cute to eat. I took him to Girl's Night Out (GNO) and he was delicious as well. I mainly ate his ass, so that he continued to look cute throughout the night!
It was a truely successful day, although I was so exhausted that I fell asleep at 7pm and I haven't cooked all week. It's Wendy's tonight!!! $2.99 Meal Deal... really why cook!!

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't need to cook either, because I would just eat those rolo things until I puked.