Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Card display and a yummy treat

One of my top 5 favorite things about Christmas is getting everyones Christmas cards! I love them all... 
especially the ones with long letters describing what everyone has been doing for the past year
(like the kind my mom sends out)... 
Sometimes I wonder if we will ever write a long letter Christmas card...
I read them over and over thru the season and each time I am filled with thankfulness for these people... 
these people who have loved us for a long time or a short time...
these people that care for us and pray for us...
these people I may only hear from at this special time of year...
I cherish these people. They are OUR people. and I love them.

I hang them in the kitchen, the most used room in our house... 
a little bakers twine and some mini clothes pins.


 {my sweet Godson}
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This is my favorite holiday treat
besides fire candy, moms homemade chex mix, caramel corn and divinity...
ok, so maybe my 5th favorite. haha

Saltine Toffee

All you need:
1.5 sleeves of saltine crackers
1 stick (4 oz) butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips
nuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray. Arrange the crackers in a single layer on the baking sheet so that there are no empty spaces in between them. 

Place the butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir while the butter melts, and bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Once boiling, carefully pour the sugar-butter mixture over the crackers trying to cover most of the crackers. 

Bake at 350 degrees for five minutes, until the toffee is bubbling all over. Carefully remove the pan from the oven and allow to cool for one minute. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the hot toffee, and allow them to sit for one minute to soften and melt. Once softened, use a knife to spread the melted chocolate over the entire surface of the toffee in an even layer. While the chocolate is still sticky, sprinkle the top with nuts or leave plain. Let it set and break into pieces. Enjoy!






5 comments:

Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont said...

Yum! This looks delicious!!

mommara said...

Yumm, I love when you make that too. ;)

Nicole said...

I NEED TO KNOW...how you make all of your signs that go on all of your neat projects, like the ones on your cupcake boxes, etc... do you hand write them? stamps? and do you just use punches to make the designs? Thanks!

Sera Pie said...

I love seeing everyone's Christmas cards too!

{andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

looks delicious!!

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