Thursday, December 20, 2007

On the 10th Day of Christmas....

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.


Day 10
~*~*~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!!

20 comments:

thumper6423 said...

Thank you for the Buckeye recipe! I've never found a good one online, and I didn't know anyone willing to give up their family recipe. You'd think with 3/4 of my family living in OH, and the PA portion being transplants we'd have a recipe ourselves LOL. I'm going ot get the stuff to make these today when I hit the store for all the things I forgot on Tuesday.

andria said...

Thanks so very very much for another gorgeuos gift hon and for the recipe..Could I ask if I could get a copy sent via email as Think the old eyes are not too good when i tried to enlarge it a little went all fuzzy...BUT they do sound yummy, we are all packed up waiting to move (that includes all cooking items )but am going to look at op shops tomorrow to see if I can find some trays to use...thanks once again hon you certainly have made my christmas brighter:-)

Maria said...

Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is about to list this blog post!

Hannah said...

Ohhh those buckeyes sound sooo good and fattening (just what my middle aged spread needs LOL). Thank you for todays gift can't wait to open it. Won't be able to get tomorrows cause I"m going to Colie's for a couple of days. Wish I had a answer for your gift question its a tough call. Love and hugs from the heart, Hannah.

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Awesome Buckeye recipe!! Never had them with graham crackers either. Actually haven't had any this year, could be why I'm not in the holiday mood? First time here, but I just wanted to offer a hug as I know what you're going through, lost my dad this year and it's gonna be a tough holiday to get through. It's all about the kids, just hold on to that thought.
Wishing you peace for the holiday.

BHo said...

It's so much fun to make Buckeyes...almost as much fun as eating them :-)

Jody said...

Thank you for yesterdays sample of Garden Treasures kit. It looks to be awesome, love the colors. Also thanks for the Buckeye recipe - it is one I have never tried but fully intend to make them after Christmas.

Please give each of your little girls a big hug from me, I know it will be very hard for you and your Dad this Christmas. Just know your Mom is always with you in your heart full of memories. You will be able to tell the girls lots of stories in the years to come so they too will know your Mom through you.

Blessings to you and your family always

Leigh said...

My mother died 5 years ago unexpectedly. I had the job of cleaning out her house and found all our gifts, which every time I found one I sobbed uncontrollably because of the love behind each one! But frankly, giving them all on Christmas day didn't dampen our spirits, but made this holiday even more special! I think you will be surprised...

Neverland Scraps said...

wonderful present! I love those candies you gave the recipe to. I never knew what they were called, just bought them on ocassion at our 7-11! Thank you

20Birds said...

i love buckeyes, yum yum

HeatherManning said...

Oh how hard! (((hugs))) I agree with Leigh, I think everyone will remember the love behind the presents when they get them.

And WOW, those look just like Buckeyes! We had a Buckeye tree when I was growing up. Those little spikey things hurt when you step on them barefoot. LOL (We're in Iowa, I've never seen another one here - but I'm sure there are more.) They look yummy too!!!!! Cute cute recipe card!

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for the recipe. I am going to have to try it. About the presents, I agree with the posters above, hand them out.

LynnD said...

Thank you for the goodie and the recipe. I have never heard of these before, but we're always trying new recipes out around here and will give it a go. Thank you again!

LynnD said...

Sorry for writing again, but I've been glancing through your blog and just heard the Ozzy version of Stayin' Alive and had to comment. I didn't know he had a version of it and I never would've figured him for redoing a Bee Gees song. Glad I got to hear it though.

angelscrapper said...

thanks for sharing all your treasures, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year, my opinion for what it counts I would wrap the gifts that your mom bought and give them from her, I think that is what she would have wanted, there will be tears, but that is why she bought them. Take Care Liz

tricertifiedx2 said...

As you know I lost my mom 5 years ago at the beginning of January. The one thing I would tell you over and over is to take the time you need to grieve. It does seem like it's easier to push on, mostly for others, but you need to make sure you have taken the time to come to peace with everything yourself. I do agree with Leigh's post earlier, it's kinda like your mom's way of being at Christmas, and each of the presents will be treasured I'm sure. And I'm sure there will be tears. I still cry, I'm sure I always will, there are good days and bad days.

On a happier note, Thanks so much for the Buckeye recipe!! It looks great, couldn't get it to print since it came through as a bitmap, kinda confused about that. Oh well, will e-mail you later though when I get some more me time after my tornado toddler has gone to bed for the night. Glad you got to take some more time with the girls. Blessings to you.

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

TY so very much for todays FANTASTIC goody & the YUMMY Recipe will have to try them!!!!!
Wrap them & give them out it will be sad but also a great memory that everyone will have as the last gift from her!!!

Tabby said...

Thank you. My brother got sick one time because of eating so many buckeyes and he still loves them. My aunt usually fixes him some.

Thanks for todays.

Merry Christmas

Tabatha

fl_connie said...

Thanks so much for another gift! You give such pretty gifts! I think you will decide about those gifts from your Mom - and will find that you have laughter in amongst those tears when you finally do decide. I know it will be hard on you all - but just think of the love she held for all of you while she was buying those gifts!
thanks again!

Mayasmom20 said...

Thanks for the gift! Our family uses the same buckeye recipe! We made them last weekend and they were gone in 2 days. They never stick around for long!

My grandmother died several years back but we had the same situation. My mom and her siblings decided to give the presents. It was actually kind of therapeutic. We all cried and realized that everyone else is still having a hard time dealing with her death. Beyond that everyone had a tangible item that we could treasure.