Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm Still Here!

Wow, I can not believe it has been over 4 months since I have posted here! As you all know, "life happens" and sometimes priorities change. I have had some busy months where I have had to concentrate on family issues, mostly relating to the health of one of my kids. So, I am afraid my blog has taken a back seat. The funny thing is I really did not think anyone would notice. But, then I got word that many of you actually DO check on me and were disappointed in my lack of posting. Well, first of all I am sorry. But second of all... I never realized!! I was really shocked to learn I had so many "fans" ;-) I am so flattered and thank you so much for your interest! So, I think I will not wait until New Years to start on what should be my New Year's Resolution: To pay more attention to keeping this blog up!

I hope I can live up to my expectations of being more attentive here. I also hope that you who have left me comments will continue to do so, and those who have not yet will be so kind as to jot a few words down for me as well. I LOVE comments! :-)
And hopefully I will get this blog in shape enough that those who are not yet among my "followers" will decide to be added!

Anyway, given that Christmas is less than a week away, The pic I have chosen to share with you is of the treats we made for my daughter's classroom the other day: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods with candy sprinkles. They are so easy, kids love to make them, and everyone seems to enjoy them.
All you do is buy the Wilton Candy Melts at Michael's. I am sure many other places sell them, too, but that's where I get them. They look like discs and come in lots of different colors. In a pinch, I have used Tollhouse Morsels, but the chocolate re-melts easily and gets messy. The Wilton Candy Melts will stay hardened pretty well. I know this because on Friday it was well in the 80's here and we had no problem :-) Anyway, just follow the directions to melt them in the microwave. Spoon the coating over about 2/3rds or so of a pretzel rod. Then kind of shake off the excess and, over a bowl or plate, sprinkle the candy pieces until well covered. Then just place on wax paper. I put them in the fridge until I am ready to transport them. Then put them in a pretty box or container (they will look much better than here on the old cookie sheet, lol!) and there you have it! Easy peezy!!

Well, having said all I just said, please keep in mind that it is just a few days until Christmas, so honestly I can't say for sure when I will post next. But I do plan on doing it again soon. Certainly not months from now!

Thanks for taking the time to look. I am sure you are super busy, too! Merry Christmas!!