Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hi gals..a few recipes to share with you!

My gracious the days have been zippping by on me again..waaah!

I am trying to get a few things cleared out again..Why is it that things like desks, and kitchen drawers and pantries can get messy so quickly?

Gee whiz..
Anyhow..I got my desk cleaned out. Yikes..what a mess. I had tucked catalogs for this, and papers for that in the drawers..and gracious..I wound up with half a garbage bag full of paper.

Too bad we didn't have a fire in the fireplace tonight..I could have really had a good bonfire going..ha.

Next up will be cleaning up and organizing the pantry and kitchen cupboards and tackling some cleaning that has been waiting on me. Wanna come help?..ha
I've been working on a few wee Christmas items here and there also.Wish I could show you..but..the recipients of said gifts do happen to frequent my blog from time to time..and I can't go spoiling their suprises now can I?
Wanted to share with you all a couple of recipes that can be used for gift items if you'd like.
Peanut Butter Fudge
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1 (10 oz.) pkg. peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1 tsp. vanilla extract
In a large saucepan bring the first 3 ingredients to a boil.
Cook over medium heat. Make sure to stir constantly. Cook for 5 minutes.Remove from heat.
Add the rest of the ingredients. Stir until smooth textured.
Pour into a greased 9 inch square pan.Cool completely.
Cut into squares. When cooled and cut into squares you can wrap with saran wrap.
Tie a small bow around each little wrapped fudge square to make it look like a mini "package".
Next up is a bath product recipe:
Peppermint Bath Salts
1 cup fine sea salt
2 cup epsom salts
6-8 drops peppermint essential oil
a few drops of red food coloring
Mix all together in a large mixing bowl.
Put into small jars and make a pretty decorative tag to accompany.
You can substitute other scents of essential oils. For example:
try an orange scented oil and a few drops of red/yellow food color to create an "Orangesicle Delight" bath salts.
Try Eucalyptus oil, or create a lavender scented bath salt by using lavender oil.
Have Fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
~The Garden Goose~


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Hi Tina! I can see myself making the bath salts. They look like fun!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I love peanut butter fudge! Is that my Christmas present? :o)
Have a great day. Mom C.

Anonymous said...

Yep, Come on what are you making ?
Ha . Don`t want to spoil it for you or me. Love You Mom Wilson

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

lol.. I had to smile when I read about your desk drawers. I swear someone sneaks in the middle of the night and stuffs my drawers to the top with junk.. I couldn't possibly have filled them up this quick! I too am preparing for the holidays, and "need" to be as organized as possible before I can bake, wrap, or decorate. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks this way..

Who ever receives your sweet creations are so lucky for sure. I can't wait for you to post photos of them after the holidays.