Friday, February 9, 2018

Friday,Love the Olympics!


     I was able to get some sewing done yesterday and that was a relief.  My shop is a mess with all the quilt squares but I will pick them up today as the cats have helped me create many new patterns. They are so helpful and always want to be part of my work.

     I perused Pinterest for cute Valentines ideas for the church function and then realized I would have to spend a lot of money and drag mom out again, so I went upstairs and dug through the cupboards.  Here is what I found:

1 box of coco krispies (purchased for .75 as the box was damaged)
1 bag of marshmallows that needed to be used
1 large bag of pretzels bought at Christmas
4 small bags of candy melts, one coco, two red, one white .25 end of year clearance
1 bag of snow caps dark chocolate, purchased on clearance.

All of these ingredients really needed to be used, saving them another season would have meant the trash can.

So I made up the coco krispie treats and covered them with red candy melts and then pressed in the snow caps and drizzled white chocolate on top. Pretty and yummy, but rich.




































I melted the other candy melts and we dipped pretzels in light chocolate and sprinkled with peppermint sugar, the white ones we also dipped in peppermint sugar, the red ones we put three little snow caps on, and they turned out so cute.  Then I found 24 bags left over in the decoration drawer.  We put three of each color pretzel in the bag and tied it with red ribbon from the shop.  Add a doilie (on hand from deco drawer) and we had two really cute offerings for the chocolate party. 

See how sweet they are?  They off set my diet coke so nicely.  Mom enjoyed the get together and I brought her home and we watched the Olympics.





We are looking forward to the Olympic opening ceremonies.  Lil sis will be gone this weekend so I will not get a break from mom and I am a little blue about that.  She does not like me to go out by myself and she really should not be left alone.

It has turned cold here again so I doubt I will work in the yard this weekend, drats!  But I do plan on taking at least two long walks.




Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

21 comments:

  1. So all that cost was your time and effort!! Wish I had a few cabinets around here where I could rustle up something chocolatey. :) I am so extremely busy right now watching the Olympics that I have NO time for anything related to housework. Wish there were Olympics every year!

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    1. Well if the Olympics were not here for an excuse I would have to find another not to do house work!

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  2. Pretty ingenious use of leftover treats. I will be handling no food items due to being sick.

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    1. I feel so bad for you and I am really trying very hard not to get the flu.

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  3. adorable!!!! and way to use what's in the cupboards!!!! My kids don't know what that means. "You mean, make something from scratch? Where are the pizza coupons??"

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    1. This was not scratch cooking more like scraping the barrel cooking;)

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  4. I could do a bit from what I have, but I probably would have to buy some decorations. However, if I were to try to make something cute from sewing scraps and decorations, I would be set. Your treats are so cute! Maybe you could find someone to sit with your mother while you have a bit of the weekend to do things. SewSewSEw

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    1. She was actually up before me today sitting in her chair with a list of things she wants to do. Dammit!

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  5. those look delicious and very pretty!

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  6. Clever use of the on hand stuff! They are really cute and I know all the ladies at the church loved them. Have fun watching the Olympics!

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    1. Clever and desperate are synonyms you know?

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  7. Your treats turned out great! They look festive and I'm sure they were yummy. We enjoy the Olympics also. I'm currently watching the opening ceremonies as I catch up on blogs. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Lucky you! I don't have live television so I will be missing the Olympics. Ugh.

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    1. So get thee to a sports bar with a two drink minimum and treat yourself. I give you permission.

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    2. HA HA HA.... I'm saving my sports bar money for basketball finals and football season!

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  9. You are so amazing in the kitchen! I LOVE the Winter Olympics especially and it has been all I watch! Short Track Speed Skating has me mesmerized.

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    1. I get so upset when someone falls in skating.

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