Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mid-week Musings

Hi everyone.  Sorry I have M.I.A. for a couple days.  It's been one crazy week so far and not in a good way.  My mind is just about exhausted, but onward I go.

There is so much to get done in the next few weeks.  I have my first Christmas get-together on the 13th, then more after that.  So life will be busy, busy, busy.

Here are a couple yummy recipes you might like to try.

2 c sugar
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2  milk
6 Tbsp. butter
1/2 C peanut butter
2 C old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine sugar and cocoa powder in a saucepan.  Stir in milk and butter and bring the mixture to a boil.  Cook for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
Stir in peanut butter, oats and vanilla.
Lay out waxed paper.  Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto it and let it cool.  Makes 3 dozen candies.
Pretty darn easy!

20 oz. bag of frozen hash browns - thawed
4 C shredded cheese
2 c cooked dice ham
7 eggs
1 C milk

Place potatoes in a greased 13 x 9 pan.  Sprinkle the cheese over the top of potatoes.  Beat milk and eggs and seasonings together and pour over other ingredients.  Bake covered for 1 hour.  Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes.
This will serve a lot of people.  I would suggest to serve with muffins or biscuits.  Mmmm - biscuits/gravy would be good with this as well.
What a fun and easy morning (or any time) meal.

Have a good day.  Talk with you all later.


  1. Hi Cheryl, Take a deep breath! Isn't it funny how we try to plan ahead so that we won't be stressed and the time gets away from us. Relax and have a good time on the 13th. People are more important than food or things. Nancy

    1. Thanks Nancy. You are so right.
      This week has been other things - the big one was a family medical emergency. All is much better today - just tired.

  2. Great reminder Nancy!

    Thinking of you and yours Cheryl.

    Been lagging along at home waiting for medications to kick this cough and trying to get lights on the tree.

    Gained 5 pounds at Thanksgiving, ugh! but had lost it right before so balance is even up now.

    1. Feel better!!!!! Holidays are notorious for gaining weight! I don't even think of losing till after N.Y.

  3. My gf with the three kitties will like this as a treat for their house, the kitty litter snack, thanks again Cheryl for fun recipes!