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Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Fare~ Well, sort Of...

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

It is Friday and there is so much to do. I am hosting Christmas for my side of the family, so the list really is endless. Plus, I am not completely finished with my shopping. We really trimmed down on our spending this year. One way I have accomplished that is by not shopping too often this year. I love to shop, so if I don't wander into the stores very often, I am able to resist all of those "gotta have" purchases. You see, if I never see the latest gadget that everyone must have, then I can't buy it.

I realize there is online shopping. I do a little of that, but I can get a little click happy when free shipping is involved. I still like the old fashion way to shop... by seeing, touching, and feeling. But, that is just me.

Many of you asked about Sweet Pea's cool car seat from Monday's post. The one pictured right here:

The truth is, I drive a 10 year old mini van. THAT is the only cool thing on our van. Oh, I kid. Sort of. I am thankful not to have a car payment. Her seat is built into the van seat and simply folds up and down. There are two built in car seats. This is my favorite feature of our van. That, and the fact that it starts every morning when I turn the key. Most days.

Several of you have also asked about my bloggy snow. Isn't it FUN?! And, if I can do it, ANYONE can do it. Technology and I are NOT friends. But, this is simple and so festive! Head on over HERE if you want some snow of your own! If you have never stumbled on Sneaky Mama's blog, she is FULL of helpful hints for those of us who are lacking in this bloggy world of technology.

Today is Friday, which means it must be time for a YUMMY recipe! In honor of Christmas, I am going to share a little discovery I made at a party this year. I shall name it:

(Think the easiest turtle you have ever made. Not that I have ever made a homemade turtle. But, if I had, this would be the easiest recipe EVER!)

This is all you need! Yep! Grab some mini pretzels, Rolos, and pecan halves. The hardest part of this recipe is unwrapping the rolos (and NOT eating them!)

1. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
2. Place mini pretzels on the pan.
3. Top each pretzel with a Rolo.
4. Place in a 400 degree oven for 2 minutes.

5. Remove from oven and immediately "smoosh" each with a pecan.

6. Cool and enjoy!
These are AMAZING!!!
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! I have fallen WAY behind on my blog reading, so I apologize if I haven't made it to yours in a while!! Please forgive me. I hope to get caught up over the weekend. I always enjoy reading your blogs!


Kmama said...

Those are my favorite holiday treats....thank goodness my mom makes them. LOL

mommy4life said...

What a great idea! Definitely one we will need to try!

Suz said...

When I see those, I think stomach pain. I wouldn't be able to stop eating them. My mommy also makes them.

I'll have to find her rice krispy marshmallow balls and send it on over another fun one the kids can make.



Emily said...

My van seems so uncool now. :) And those do looks easy and yummy!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Those treats look awesome! I totally want to try them!

Shana said...

YUMMY!!!! Oh I have to make these now. Thanks a lot. Just kidding, I am already going to be making chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and fudge. What is a little diabetic coma between friends and family??

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

I think I gained a few pounds just reading this post and it's comments.

Brandi said...

Holy cow! Where do you come up with this stuff?! Those treats look YUMMY!!! I'm a touchy-feely shopper too. Hubby HATES it. BUT, I must say, I do love me some online-in-my-pj's-shopping (with free shipping, of course)! :)

Jewel said...

We had a van that had the built-in car seats and it was handy! We sold it to a family that needed it!
The candy looks yummy!
And don't you just love Sneaky Mama's blog!? It is so easy to understand!
Merry Christmas!!!

mommy4life said...

Made these with the girls this week. Actually, they did most of the work. I enjoy eating them!:-) Thanks for the great idea!

Mummy McTavish said...

WOW, I missed this post!!! I don't care if Christmas is over, I am making these!

(I tracked it down because I was hunting for your pizza burgers because I couldn't think what went in them)