Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

48 servings

1/2 c Butter or Margarine; softened
1/2 c Shortening
1 c Light Brown sugar, packed
1/2 c Sugar
2 Eggs
2 T Water
2 T Light Corn syrup
2 t Vanilla
2 t Cinnamon
1/4 t Nutmeg
1/8 t Ginger
1 1/2 c Flour; unsifted
1 t Baking soda
1 t Salt
3 c Oats, old fashioned
1 c Raisins

Cream butter, shortening, sugars, eggs, corn syrup, water, and
vanilla; beat well. Combine flour baking soda and salt; add to
creamed mixture. Beat well; stir in oats and raisins.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
Using a melon baller also works well

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 min.

Cool slightly on sheet before removing.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Rudolph Day

Happy Rudolph Day & Merry Christmas in July

Its been a wonderful month full of Christmas for my family and I. Ive tried to do something Christmassy everyday even if it was only a little something. Ive gotten a lot of this acomploished this month.

Today is going to be a more relaxing day for us. The kids and I are going to spend the day watching Christmas movies, listening to Christmas music and baking cookies and doing a few crafts.

Then this evening Im going to fix a big dinner~ Were having Three meat baked pasta, salad, breadsticks. Then we will be having cookies and hot cocoa and watching a Christmas movie together as a family.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas in July and Rudolph Day today.

Three Meat Baked Pasta
1 Box bow tie pasta

1 Jar sweet pepper marinara sauce

1/2 lb hamburger

1/2 lb hot sausage (or mild if you prefer)

2 cups of dinced polish sausage

1 cup diced onion

1~ 8oz pkg of Kraft Italian Shredded Cheese

Start by preheating over to 350

In large pot cook bow tie pasta to box directions and drain

Combine hamburger, both sausages and onion in a large skillet cook over med-high heat. Drain

In large pot with pasta add meat and sauce, stir until well mixed, then pour into an ungreased 13x9 baking dish. cover with cheese and bake until warm and cheese is melted.

Serve with salad and Bread.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Merry Christmas In July~

Photobucket Photobucket
Im just getting around to posting. I have been enjoying Christmas in July this month. Ive been trying to do something Christmassy everyday (even if its only a little something.... :o)
Ive watched lots of Christmas movies this month. Worked on a few crafts and tried a few Christmas recipes that Im considering using for holiday get togethers this year.

Ive been working a lot on my Holiday Notebook ( I would be lost without it)

A recipe Im going to try out this week is a gift in a jar recipe. Its one Im considering giving to family and friends if I like the way it turns out. I will be sure to let you know what I think of them.... Heres the recipe...

Ginger Spice Muffin Mix
1 3/4 cups flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Store the mixture in an airtight container.Attach these written instructions to the Jar.

Ginger Spice Muffins Makes 1 dozen
1 pkg. Ginger Spice Muffin Mix
1/4 cup butter, melted 1 egg1 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup milk Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, and grease 12 muffin tins. In a large bowl, combine the muffin mix with the butter, egg, vanilla and milk Stir the mixture until the ingredients are blended. Do not overmix. The batter will be lumpy. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full, and bake for 15 minutes.