Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Get ready... get set... DON'T STRESS!

Christmas is almost upon us.
Are you overwhelmed by all you have to do?
Are you wondering how you are going to get it all done?
Are you stressed about how you are going to be able to afford to buy the food and
specialty items you want and need?
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Please don't worry about such things... and let me help you.
But first... remember this...
No one ever died because the table wasn't just so, or someone forgot to make a certain dish.
Breathe.
It's gonna be okay...
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Oh! Just had an earthquake! A little one... but I felt it... Oh.. there are the kids yelling to let me know we had one...
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Okay where was I...
Oh yes...
let me help you.
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Are you the baker?
Get those pie doughs made and FREEZE THEM NOW! Yes, they are freezable,
and turn out lovely!
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Are you responsible for side dishes?
Stock up on frozen veggies and create your own medley when the time comes to cook!
I microwave my frozen veggies in my Rice Cooker Plus for about 8 minutes
Drain the water that accumlates, and add a little butter and my favorite
Seasoning... All Purpose Dill Mix. Yum! and SO EASY AND QUICK!
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Need to bring or make something sweet?
here is the Pampered Chefs Recipe for
2 step Fudge.
Ready?
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1 can chocolate frosting
1 12 oz. bag chocolate chips.
Melt the chips on low heat in a non stick pan... take off the heat when they are all melted.
Stir in the frosting...
I SWEAR YOU WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO TELL YOU DIDN'T SLAVE OVER THE THAT FUDGE! I PROMISE!
Love nuts in your fudge?
Stir them in with the frosting!
Spread it all out on a baking sheet or casserole pan (8x8)
Put it in the fridge to set and cut the pieces in the size and shape you want.
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You can make peanut butter flavored fudge by stirring and melting 1/2 cup peanut butter
into the chocolate chips!
Try different flavors and colors!
White chocolate chips and white frosting!
Pink Frosting and White Chips
or swirl them!
TOO EASY AND DELICIOUS!!!
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I know.. I know.. you love me...
Send money. No coins please.
Applause is good too...

9 comments:

Lilly's Life said...
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Lilly's Life said...

Love the way you write. Always so positive. Thanks for the tips. You make it sound so easy. And hope the earthquake is just a murmur. Scary!

I am applauding and throwing $100 bills....

Saundra@An Italian Mama Gone Crazy said...

Thank you lilly... I just love that you read me.

Glennis said...

$$$$$$$$$
Clap clap clap.. You know how to take the stress out of entertaining you really do!
You did well.
Have a wonderful Christmas with all your family.
I enjoy cooking, but every year we take my old Mother out to aHotel for Christmas Dinner so we can all relax and enjoy the meal.

Vanessa said...

Just popping in from SITS. looks great, but that fudge looks dangerous!!! great blog.

Vanessa said...

Just popping in from SITS. looks great, but that fudge looks dangerous!!! great blog.

Vanessa said...

Just popping in from SITS. looks great, but that fudge looks dangerous!!! great blog.

PetalsYoga said...

Totally going to make the fudge to take to a friend.

Thanks from another SITS sistah!

SCREAMING FOR CHOCOLATE said...

I won't repeat myself my Vanessa did three times...great blog. I am tempted to try that fudge. I usually only make it at Christmas...you know what...you are dangerous...LOL.

Coco