Monday, January 12, 2015

Week 53 Monday (1/12/15)

Recipe Review                      

Today’s Recipe and Location:           Marshmallow Pops        
Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
                  Pages:  310 - 311     Copyright:  2013  Harper Collins      OR

I figured out that there are 123 calories per serving, if 24 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

Here I am preparing for the dipping

This is the size ring I used to hold the dipped pops

Each pop looked different.
You can tell it was my first time
I definitely need to practice

These look better than the last ones

They were all a little different, but definitely fun!

         These were really fun to make, and I felt like an artist. If you are going anywhere that there are children than this is the dessert to make for them. I loved selecting different toppings. For me, I loved the ones with the finely chopped nuts. For my neighbor kids, the Serpicos, I used four different colors of tinted sugar and chocolate sprinkles. They are so darn cute. Nicole Serpico suggested using milk chocolate instead of the white almond bark. She said they were overly sugary and the chocolate would be better. Ree suggested using a cardboard box (like a shoebox) and poking holes in it to stand them up as they set. I think a better idea, is to buy an inexpensive Styrofoam ring and stick them in there. It is much faster than using a box, and they are very secure. This is what I will take to our summer picnic in Wheeler Park. They will be a real hit!

Random Reflections - Bucket List #41

When I was a kid, I went Christmas caroling with my Girl Scout troop and St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. I loved these two events. We had such a good time and actually brought joy and happiness to the people on our route. I love to sing and thought this would be a fun night. Of course, it is also a great time to share my great recipes with friends and family.

Organize and host a Christmas Caroling Party
Watch the IMBd list of the best 250 movies
Vacation in Colorado
create a list of home repairs
Prepare to teach a new course at Aurora University
Visit Brookfield Zoo and photograph the animals
Have absolutely no debt
Set up a schedule for next summer to visit area cities
Organize and purge the basement
I am going to learn as much as I can about large animals
Make repairs in each and every room of my home to prepare to sell
Research Hadrian’s Wall for visit to Scotland
Enter a quilt in a local fair
Write a book about school for parents
Host a game party
Purchase a truck
I would like to learn more about fostering animals
Visit the narrowed list of Kentucky towns each for a weekend
Have a B.M.I. of 24.9 or lower
Return to Florida/Alabama and see old friends
Play tennis again
Learn to play bridge
Have an in-ground pool
Finish writing a book on the Scent Family
Save up enough money for a down payment on my Kentucky house
Research every town in Kentucky in hopes of relocating
Work on learning calligraphy and bettering daily penmanship
Begin making my own clothing using a mannequin
Volunteer at an animal rescue
Visit all 50 states
Photography courses
Complete all of Mom’s and my scrapbooks
Go skiing again in Colorado
Meet the Duggar family
Watch every nominee and winner for the Academy Awards to date
Remodel my kitchen
Take piano lessons
Write 2 books for my great-nephews
Travel to Wales
Travel to Scotland
Alaskan cruise

Wants and Wishes

         I would like to schedule a day next summer to accompany my Mom on a drive by and phototgraph mission. I would like to locate and take a photo of every house my parents lived in throughout their lives.

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