Candy Making Madness

Christmas, Chocolates, Peanut Butter Cups, Home made

Christmas Chocolates – Homemade peanut butter cups by Connie Cockrell

I’m in full Christmas swing. The outside decorations are up and have been since the 1st. I like to send candy and cookies to family and they need to be in the mail soon! So, I’ve made peppermint patties, peanut butter cups and truffles. Today I’ll make the cookies. They’re my daughter’s favorite and go by a few different names depending on your cook book. They’re snowballs or Mexican Wedding Cakes or Russian Tea Cakes. They’re easy to make, ship well and are very tasty.  I’m hoping to get them in the mail by Wednesday.

The garden has to wait so I can get the candy mailed out. It looks so sad out there. I promise, poor garden, that I’ll get you cleaned up soon.

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I have moved the loveseat into the garage so there’s room for the Christmas tree. I still need to get all of the totes full of interior decorations down from the garage shelves and into the house. Right after I get the candy mailed.

I’ve been talking to my Mom nearly every day. We’ve painted her room a light lavender, hung the curtains, and shampooed the carpet. I’ll paint the chest of drawers I got for her today and we still need to get her bed assembled. It arrived a few days ago. Eight days to go!

I talked to my daughter today. She lives in Flagstaff, AZ. With any kind of luck she’ll be able to come here for Christmas. That will be good. I won’t have to mail her gifts. She’ll be here to open them. I’m standing by for further developments.

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2 thoughts on “Candy Making Madness

  1. Australians have never been into sending food at Christmas – more likely alcohol. I look with envy at all the cookie recipes and marathons, but in a way very happy not to have that pressure. Going fruit platters this year instead of sweets on the table.

    • I like making the stuff but then I give myself a ton of pressure. It’s the mail. If I don’t get it done and in the mail, it may be mid-January before the stuff gets to where I’m sending it. Never a good thing. I suppose I could actually start earlier. *rolls eyes* I’m a project manager by profession. You’d think I could get this done on time. Nope. Always early December. *big sigh*

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