Wednesday, December 29, 2010

White Chocolate Oreo's

Every Christmas I do some baking, mostly pumpkin rolls to give to family and friends, along with our summer sausage. This year I had a couple of coupons for the Chocolate covered oreo's, with them on sale at Walmart and the coupon I paid $1.67 a box. I ended up getting 3 boxes, figured over the holiday's I would break them out and give us a treat......well they didn't make it till Christmas. One night me and Scott was looking for something to snack on (I know we are bad!!, diet's start in January again) I remembered I had the Oreo's so I went and got the little box and tried them out. They we're so delicious !!!!, we could've opened the 2nd box but we waited till the next
So that gave me an idea to make our own white chocolate covered oreo's, we'd surely get more for less and then I would have them for Christmas when everyone comes over to visit.
So the next trip to the store I purchased:
1 pkg of Almond Bark ($1.72 at walmart)
2 bags of regular Oreo's ( I thought the stuffed oreo's with chocolate would be to sweet when you bit into it) ($1.99 each bag on sale at walmart)
That is it.... 2 ingredients!! Simple HUH!!

I opened the almond bark pkg up and chopped it up into bite size pieces

Then I just put my corelle bowl over a sauce pan with boiling water,
then added the bark and stirred until smooth.
Then I dipped the oreo's into the chocolate with my fingers,
I tried other things but they didn't work.
I placed the dipped oreo's on a sheet of waxed paper (parchment paper would do also)
and took the spatchela and added chocolate to where my finger was to cover the
whole oreo.

I had left over oreo's so I just placed them around the dish
to make it look alittle more decorative.

The final showpiece

Monday, December 20, 2010

My little Corner

My decor corner

In my kitchen is a corner between the stove and sink that I like to decorate,
it makes the kitchen seem alittle more "Happy".
When I am cooking or doing the dishes it seems to be there making my time
in the kitchen alittle enjoyable.
I found the white pumpkin at Walmart for $15.00, which seems to just
fit in my house. The Welcome sign I got at the Family Dollar Store for $2.00, which I
put it on a picture stand which I had. The flowers I got at the dollar store for a total of $3.00, the glitter small pumpkins I got at Walmart for $1.00 a piece. For a total of $22.00.
I like the beach cottage feel with alittle more twist of
Utah mixed in once in awhile. So I like the white pumpkin, that goes
with the rest of my decor in the house.
This was my decor for Thanksgiving.
My Christmas corner is my freebee with a dollar store "bling",
I'll post it as soon as I get a picture taken, just haven't had the time
with Christmas coming up, the computer being down and the
normal daily activities taking place.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Appreciate the small things

Sorry I haven't been blogging for awhile. Our computer has been having some issues lately and decided to have a melt down 2 days before Thanksgiving. It all started a couple months ago ...... it is 7 yrs old and needed our browser updated so I decided to take it in to get it updated and get it cleaned out from any virus etc that it might have. Never had one instance where it would freeze up or any software issues....UNTIL I got it back from getting it updated. It got where it would totally dump from the site I would be in, or pieces of the page would be missing, or it would freeze up. So I took it to another store on Redwood road, Jay and David worked their magic and it now it runs like its a new computer. It runs so much faster and no issues EXCEPT...
they reloaded all the info as a backup, so when we try to reload things back on it won't because the 2 programs are conflicting with each other. ....SO....Monday it is going back in to get the harddrive reformated and then it should run for alittle longer ....because its so old our hard drives are going out, so its running out of time...hopefully not for awhile until we get back on our feet from house taxes and christmas. I am hoping it will last until we get our taxes back in March, then we can get a new one with more space, burners etc.
We have all our pictures and documents saved on another drive that Scott is going to take out this weekend before we take it back in on Monday.

So these last few months I have gotten alittle appreciative of the small things in our daily lives that make our lives alittle easier and enjoyable.
To be doing something and think I'll look that up on the internet, getting on facebook and socializing with my friends and family, looking at our emails, looking at deals for groceries and printing coupons (this is a big one since I started being a couponer).
So the next time you get on your computer just appreciate that you have one of the modern day invention that makes your life alittle easier and enjoyable.