A Treat and a Song

It's been a crazy week here! I can't believe Christmas is only a week away.

Everyone who I needed to buy for is done, except for GG. We're going out Sunday before the game while the kids play with Grandma and Pap.

When I realized the other day exactly how close Christmas is, I panicked. The reason I panicked is because I am making a ton of gifts this year. Unfortunately I can't show them off because some of the recipients read my blog. But the week after Christmas, I am showing off my stuff like there's no tomorrow!

Other than that, we've just been preparing for the holiday. I made my first batch of cookies today. I guess technically there bars, not cookies.

4-layer bars

1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 egg
3 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
1/2 cup PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts, chopped

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Combine cake mix, butter and egg. Spread into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan.

BAKE 16 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

TOP immediately with remaining ingredients. Bake an additional 2 minutes or until marshmallows begin to melt. Cool completely. Cut into 32 bars to serve.

The only ingredient I didn't add were the nuts. We were taking some of the to the library's holiday party and with nut allergies being so common, I did not want to be responsible for someone getting sick, or worse. I used mint M & M's and they ended up adding a nice flavor to the bars.

GG was a little upset she couldn't come, but it seems that the stomach flu has hit! I guess tomorrow will be a cleaning day because I'll be damned if anyone else gets sick like that for Christmas. Let's just say it hit her in the car to get C from work and that was not a pleasant drive. The whole 2 hours of it!!!

Oh, and speaking of cars, I am doing a huge, gigundous happy dance. Little Dude is no longer in a car seat. He has graduated to a booster seat! Technically he was big enough in August, but I wanted to wait as long as I could before transitioning him. Once it got cold, I knew he wouldn't fit in his car seat with a coat on. Now the only problem we have is who sits in which seat. Oh, well. If it's not one thing, it's another!

Well, I just realized how quiet my house is. I think it's the perfect time to get some more work done of my gifts. I will leave you with one of my favorite Christmas songs, complete with video! The link below the video is the one I actually wanted, but there was no code to embed it and that's just not as fun. If you think the song is as funny as I do, than click the link to watch it again with clips from one of my favorite movies!


Kmama said...

The cookies/bars look so yummy!

Anonymous said...

oh yummers...those look devine, so gonna make them;)

Tracie said...

Those bars look scrumptious!