I have taken the liberty of finding a few photos for the post as well. Nothing says merriment like a good dirty joke, no?
Don't forget tomorrow is Friday. I will be back to Friday Follies and Fun Facts. I'll see what disturbing and useless facts I can dig up for the holiday season. I know with all the parties you all will be needing some useless facts to throw out at parties.
Yesterday I had the following conversation with my 10yr old Kooper.
Kooper: Mom, we need to celebrate Hanukkah this year.
Me: We celebrate Christmas, we are not Jewish.
Koop: We can celebrate both.
Me: No, Jewish people don't celebrate Christmas, we do not celebrate Hanukkah.
Koop: My friend is celebrating both, and he gets lots of presents for Hanukkah, and get's Christmas.
Now, I know this friend. His mom is Catholic, dad is Jewish. They do celebrate both. I am sending them a fruitcake laced with Drain-O for "the holiday season".
Me: Yes, that family has a religious identity crisis.
Koop: Mom, that was inappropriate.
Me: You're right son, I am sorry.
Koop: So, can we celebrate both?
Koop: Why not?
Me: We are not Jewish.
Koop: laughing "I would convert for all those gifts."
Me: THAT was inappropriate.
Koop: But it was funny.
Me: Touche young padawan.
Koop: Nice one! Star Wars reference. I didn't think you had it in you.
Me: Yeah. I'm cool like that.
Koop: Mom, if you were that cool we'd have Christmas and Hanukkah.
Me: You are officially on the naughty list.
Koop: I'll stop now.
Me: Good boy!
Truly people, there is never a dull moment in my house.
So, without further ado. I give you my peanutbutter ball recipe.
2 cups of CREAMY PeanutButter
2 sticks of BUTTER (don't use margarine) softened to room temperature
1 -2lb bag of Confectioner's (powdered) sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 - 12oz bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 bar of parafin wax
Cream together butter, and peanut butter. Add vanilla. Stir in powdered sugar a little at a time until completely combined.
Cover baking sheets with wax paper.
Roll peanut butter mixture into 1in balls.
Melt wax and chocolate chips together over low heat. Double boiler isn't necessary. Just be careful not to burn the chocolate. Stir it often until all the wax is melted and the chocolate is shiny.
Insert toothpicks in the balls and dip them in the chocolate. Allow to cool in the refrigerator.
That's it folks. Easy Peasy. They are creamy and yummy. Make beautiful gifts too! :D
Think Tank Momma