Tag Archive | Dessert

Candy Cane Cups for Thanksgiving

Love getting up early… but, not at 4:30 am…

My right hip has been hurting…

Don’t mention…”How old are you?”…

so… I get up and it actually goes away…

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I then… get so sleepy… that I have to return to bed… and get up later than I like

I hate wasting time except when doing something fun!… and then I just don’t care…

After breakfast… I made a pot of chiliszo0041

to have whenever anyone wants it… because I had some things I wanted to do…

One… was to get one of my desserts made for taking to my son/daughter-in-laws house for Thanksgivingk4982551

It is frozen… so making it today won’t matter…k3713936

I found this mix and it says Holiday for sure…

and tweaking a recipe on the side of the box it became mine…

and simple like me!…

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My Santa Clings on my kitchen windows encourage me…

and make me smile…

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These Jell-o No Bake Desserts are really good…

and after finding “Candy Cane”  with Oreo Crust

I knew it would be part of my desserts to take …

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Beating Cool-Whip and Dark Chocolate Pieces together… (after melting)… for the topping…

It was suggested for the “pie” recipe on the box but…

I thought I would add it to the “Frozen  Candy Cane Cups” recipe…

that was on the box too…

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Add melted margarine / butter to the crumbs…

 which happen to be “OREO” crumbs…

blending with a fork…

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Another Santa saying… “Hi!”

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Spoonfuls of crumbs in baking papers…

Mine happen to be foil… can be paper also…

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I press down the crumbs with a glass… so easy…

and you know I like that!

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Pressed down and ready for filling…

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Mix filling mix that comes out of package looking white…

then turns pink… when mixed with milk…

and the smell of Peppermint (candy cane)  radiates from it…

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Add some of the Candy Cane Sprinkles to it…

folding in with spoon…

Spme of the Sprinkles are reserved for the top…

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Spoon over Oreo crumbs …

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Spoon on Chocolate Topping and…

Sprinkle with some more Candy Cane Pieces…

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Santa and I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving…

as I check to see if any snowflakes are falling…

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“Chocolate Centerpieces?”

Gift…

We had the best time at our little Valentine’s Luncheon given by the “Y” … It only cost $3.00 … so we immediately said, “That’s for us!”… It was held at a church within 1/2 mile of the “Y” itself…so very handy!… We could hear music as we got near the door to the auditorium… Guitar playing and singing by a volunteer playing just for us…very nice!… Tables decorated with candy and candle centerpieces... Iced tea, coffee and water waiting for us to help ourselves as we found a seat at one of the tables and waited for all to arrive… We had left a few minutes earlier from our swimming exercises … as did other people… As we entered and looked around… one of the coordinators immediately came up and introduced herself… and asked our names…very friendly… putting us at ease… We know no one except for faces we have seen… but, today some names were attached to them… Some of us are newcomers and some old “Y” friends… a great mixture!… The person in charge of activities began to introduce herself and thanked us for coming… proceeding to let us know of upcoming events… A St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon  in March, a bus trip to a casino  and a trip to the IMAX Theater and Museum in downtown Louisville… welcoming any suggestions we had… Prayer was said  and we proceeded to get in line for our lunch of  spaghetti with meat sauce   or marinara, rolls and crisp salad  with a variety of dressings… Served by friendly volunteersDessert was our choice of red velvet cake/cream cheese frosting, yellow/cherry cupcakes and Valentine cookies … All was delicious… Simple and perfect!… I heard no complaints!… Afterwards we looked under our plates for the heart meaning we had won the door prize of the small box of heart-shaped chocolates  that had been part of our centerpiece… We played Valentine Bingo with real “Conversation” Candy Hearts for the game covers/markers… We had several winners and resumed talking to our new-found friends… I believe we all left with a feeling of simple pleasure and enjoyment… A “Sweet” afternoon!