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Thursday, December 2, 2010

WHAT?!! ~ Holiday Bliss ~and a Super Giveaway!


Let me get this straight.  You’re telling me, Baby (the youngest horse) ate my peppermints?  Really?

Do you want to stick with that story?

Baby would be the one in the middle.  All of our horses love peppermint! 

But I suspect, Baby wasn't the only one with minty fresh breath!!

Be sure and visit Brenda for more Holiday Bliss!  Why not tell us what you are doing?

Today, I actually took time to sit down and place orders for those things that needed to be ordered.  I am so happy….that’s over with!!!

Tonight the boys want to make Puppy Chow….maybe!  What, you don’t make Puppy Chow for you family?  We only make it during the holidays and it is a real treat.  The rest of the year, I hide the powdered sugar.;)  If you do not have the recipe, here it is.  So easy, they can make it themselves!

Puppy Chow

6 cups Crispix cereal
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup butter
12 ounces chocolate chips
1 ½ to 2 cups powdered sugar

Melt peanut butter, butter and chocolate chips together in a heavy skillet over medium heat; stirring continually.  Place measured cereal in a large bowl and pour the chocolate mixture over cereal; mix until well blended.  We place the powdered sugar in a super large plastic bag, add cereal mixture and shake (or we have used a large ice cream bucket with a lid).  Store in an air tight container.

Yesterday, we received some disturbing news (a good friend’s grandson was killed in a car accident).  Needless to say, I was kind of on auto-pilot the rest of the evening.  So the boys enjoyed hot chocolate with marshmallows and watched Christmas movies.

Tomorrow, grown daughter #1 (and family) is coming down.  She and I plan to do some shopping….without kids!  They are planning on staying for supper (dinner) …which will be beans and Frito-chili pies!

Remember to go by Frenchy’s  Le Chateau des fleurs 

and take part in the 


Here is a picture of some of the holiday candles that will be a part of today's (12/3) Giveaway!

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  1. We LOVE making and eating 'puppy chow'! I'll buy some peppermints and invite you over for a cup of coffee and mints....

  2. I love Puppy Chow - haven't made it in ages. I just might have to!

    I wish my dog would eat a whole package of mints!

  3. So sorry to hear about your friend's grandson, how horrible.

    What I'd want to know is how Baby got the peppermints out of wherever they were kept!

  4. I'm sorry to read the sad news about your friend's grandson.

    The rest of the post made me smile. I have never made Puppy chow. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. Hi. I just learned of you from Frenchy's giveaway. How amazing that you make candles. I make handcrafted soaps! Thank you for providing such a generous giveaway item. I'm looking forward to reading your blog, now that I'm a follower! :-)

  6. Terrible news about your friend's family. Enjoy your daughter and have a nice time shopping.

    Kristin - The Goat

  7. I have found you!!!
    I wonder why this blog didn't show up when you commented??
    XX, Fern

  8. Thanks for the recipe. I have had Puppy Chow before but now I can make it myself!

  9. Very sorry to hear about your friend's grandson. Just terrible.

    The puppy chow sounds decadent in a good way.

  10. I'm sorry about your friend's grandson. And at this time of year too. Gosh.

    But that puppy chow sounds yummy.

  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's grandson. I have grandkids myself and I just can't imagine that heartache.

    What you call 'puppy chow' we call 'muddy buddies' :) Haven't made that in quite awhile. Time to make some now.

  12. Oh....and your pictures on this post aren't showing up. All other pictures are though.


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