Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Good Weather & Old Candy Recipes

The weather has been pretty nice this week as far as temps go, high 30's with nights into the 20's. Not bad for late November.

Thanksgiving went well we had 17 here including those already living here.

Feb, giving Lizzie dog a bath .

Hauling all the logs over to be split

Play time while papa works, great stump to climb on.

Some of our children and grands and a great grand.

Near Orofino Idaho, Riverside ID where we had to give talks last Sunday. Being grateful in all things.

How is everyone doing as far as Food storage, first aid supplies and so forth?  There may be a few sales at this time of year not only on different foods, but on warm clothing, socks, boots, mittens and so forth.

Try not to run to low on things like shampoo and hair rinse.  Soap is okay and can be used for your hair but its hard to replace shampoo and a good hair rinse, I know I'm spoiled.  I can do without those but they sure are nice to have. 

Powder can replace deodorant  sometimes but not always, but is a good back up.

 Stir together some baking soda, powder and powdered herb of choice and apply under arms while damp.

How about cleaning supplies and for laundry, vinegar and baking soda are great for helping to keep clothes fresh when added to wash or rinse.  I buy the big bags of baking soda and use in laundry and in making bath soaks.  Baking soda has so many uses.

Don't forget those bug sprays for summer.


Chocolate peanut butter fudge, my moms recipe

2 c. sugar
2 tab. cocoa 2/3 c. milk
2 tab. white karo syrup
dash of salt
Simmer until softball stage ( forms a softball when some is dropped into cold water) stirring constantly, Cool some and add
2 tab. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 tab. peanut butter

Stir and put in a pan. Cool and cut

Basic fondant for candy or cake filling
1 lb. Powdered sugar
¼ c. white corn syrup
1 egg white
Mix all together knead, makes 1 ½ c. use more powdered sugar when rolling.

 Peanut butter cups 

½ c. peanut butter 

1/4 c. powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla
12 oz. bag of chocolate chips
Blend first 3 ingredients. Chill and then using ½. tsp. Mixture for each, roll into 24 balls. Melt chocolate chips and roll or pour over peanut balls. Chill

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