Well the groceries are gotten! I managed to do that today. But... that was it. I didn't do any baking or finish the wrapping today. I took what I would consider a much needed break from everything and played with the girls! I spent some time at my dads today for a bit. Tried to bring him some cheer and make him smile. Everyone is still a little down including myself, Yet I have been pushing myself to carry on like nothing for the girls. I know my ultimate reward will be the looks on their faces Christmas day. My dad was cleaning up more in his bedroom yesterday and found presents that my mom had bought everyone through out the year. We haven't yet decided on how we are going to give them. Whether they will be wrapped up. Its a tough decision to make. How do you give those gifts?? and do it in a way that won't dampen the spirits more so than they will be already??
Either way, As promised- Here is a recipe for Buckeyes!!!! ( i will have my butterhorn recipe for you all tomorrow) Now, I got to talking to one of my fellow Ohio friends and they do theirs a tad different than mine- But.... still the same result. I guess the paraffin wax is optional, I was just taught that it helps the chocolate coating to firm up better and prevent from melting when out. Some people also put graham crackers all crushed up in the peanut butter mix, I personally never had it that way, But.... may someday. I was taught by my mother who was taught by her grandmother. They are called buckeyes here because they look like the nuts off the buckeye tree (our state tree) Either way, click on it to enlarge it, I made it 4x6 inch size so you can print if you would like. If you have trouble reading after enlarging or printing, feel free to email me (sweetdigiscraps-at-yahoo-dot-com) and I will send along a .txt document with it.
~*~*~Sorry this gift has been given~*~*~
And if you missed yesterdays gift it was a sampler of a kit that I am currently working on called Garden Treasures. It has yet to be finished, so no preview yet, But it will be in my store after the Christmas holiday when I have more time to finish it!!