Saturday, December 20, 2008

Great day...& recipe you asked for!!!

It has been a very productive day for me! I finished all my sewing that I had been putting off. So those presents are finished! I just have to wrap them!

I crocheted John a brown beanie. I was going to wait and give it to him on Christmas morning but I was too excited to wait. It only took me 1 1/2 hours to make it!!I think he looks too cute! In the winter John always has on a beanie!!

I made Meg & Tori and their roommates a little plate of goodies. I bought Christmas plates from Cracker Barrel. I made homemade Hot Cocoa mix and put mini marshmallows in a little bag to go with the cocoa. I made white chocolate covered marshmallows with chocolate drizzle on them. Chocolate covered pretzels with candies and then added 3 peppermint sticks to the plate.

I just have to finish wrapping the other 5 and they will be ready for me to give to the girls tomorrow. Oh, and Nick, Tori's boyfriend....I made him one too!!

I only have 2 more things to make and I will be done with Christmas gifts!! I have enjoyed making all the gifts this year!!

and here it is for those of you who asked for the recipe...mmmm, enjoy. I'm making these for the Christmas Eve fellowship at church.


1 1/2 plus 1 tablespoon all -purpose flour, divided
1 cup finely chopped nuts
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 (15 oz.) can Pumpkin
1 (14oz.) Sweetened Condensed milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375. In medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, nuts, sugars and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add butter; mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 1/4 cups mixture. Press remaining mixture firmly on bottom of ungreased 13x9 baking pan.

In large bowl, combine pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, remaining 1 tsp. cinnamon, allspice and salt; mix well. Por evenly over crust.

Mix reserved crumbs with remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Sprinkle over pumpkin mixture. Bake 30-35 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes. Cut into bars. Serve warm. Store leftovers in fridge.

Makes 2 dozen bars


Becky said...

You are on the ball girl!! Good job! I still have way too much to do. Maybe tomorrow:)

Preston said...

Those plates are so pretty and what a thoughtful, homemade gift they make. I love homemade gifts much better than store bought cause it means you took the time to make something especially for me. Have a very Merry Christmas!

beth said...

That's the cutest beanie cap ever. You're very talented. My kids would love getting those for the holidays. And I love that you couldn't wait! How fun.

April said...

Boy, you sure have been busy! Love the beanie you made your hubby! It would take me a decade to do something that looked that good! All your goodies are going to be a huge hit!

momto1 said...

What great gifts!

Melody said...

Great hat! The recipe sounds yummy & easy! Just my kind of dessert!

Sandy Toes said...

Everything looks so peppermint sticks! knit that???WOW..I can barely sew on a button! impressed I am!

-sandy toes