Monday, October 22, 2012

31 days of Christmas Planning - those recipes I can never find

For my WHOLE life (almost 40 years), there are three recipes that have been part of December. And since Marc and I have been married (17 years) I have had a hard time finding these three recipes, EVERY.YEAR.

This blog is 100% for me. If you like you can use it to. But this will the the Christmas season that will be known as the year we knew where the recipes were and didn't have to pull out every book or box to look for it. It will be here. Foreverafter.

1c sugar
1q water
12 whole cloves
4 sticks of cinnamon
4 whole allspirce (or 1/2tsp ground)
1/4tsp ground ginger (this could be the root, too, but I don't know how big)
3c orange juice
1c lemon juice or 4 lemons
2qts apple cider

Boil sugar, water, spices for ten minutes. Add juices and heat until hot. You can add a shot of vodka or something else to individual cups.

PeanutButter Popcorn Balls
1/2 c unpopped popcorn
2T melted butter
salt to taste
1/3 c white corn syrup
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c peanut butter

Pop corn and season with butter and salt (I usually don't use butter or salt).
Combine syrup and sugar in small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until hot and bubbly. Add peanut butter and cook over low heat until well blended.

Put popcorn in large, buttered bowl (I skip the butter again) and pour syrup evenly over the corn. Mix well.

With buttered hands form quickly into balls. (THIS IS HOT. Be careful and make sure the kids are careful.)

Chex Mix
6T margarine or butter
2T worcestshire sauce
1 1/4t Lawrys' seasoning salt
3/4 garlic powder
2 2/3 c each corn chex, rice chex, wheat chex, cheerios, crispix
1 c nuts (I like peanuts. Marc keeps trying to get creative with this ingredient.)
1 c pretzels
This would be a beautiful
bowl for chex mix!

Mix seasonings and butter in a sauce pan.
Pour over cereal.
Cook one hour @250. Stir every 15 minutes.

1 comment:

Spring said...

I use my blog for the same thing. I now just google search my own blog to find recipes (or photos) :)