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No, not this Hardy.
Or even these Hardys…
But the hardy that goes with party! Its that season & here’s a few links with themes & ideas to celebrating the Yuletide right.
Tomorrow night. 6:25 Pm. Denton Texas. Wassail Fest. Do it.
If you need more info go to Denton Downtown – Denton Main Street Association on Facebook. Come see what the number one small town in America does for Christmas Cheer!
If you’re freaked out on making foods for thanksgiving Thursday, offer to bring the sauce, not sodas. Easily, the easiest foodstuff to make. Water, sugar, bag of berries and tada! Tweak it as you wish, liqueur, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange juice, zest, nuts, etc.
1 c water
1 c sugar
12 oz cranberries
Bring sugar & water to a boil. Add cranberries (frozen or not but don’t thaw frozen berries) bring back to a boil. Lower to simmer and cover. Cook 10 minutes until berries pop. Cool & store up to a week.
Feel free to mix it up with the aforementioned add-ins. Have a happy Thanksgiving too!
All others might just want a pretty bird to look at, so here’s to being ready for the annual bird toast!
Its getting nippy down here (lows in the 20s) in Texas so it’s time for chilis, stews, soups, & comfort food.
Next week I’ll post my chunky Texasy chili, but this week is question time:
What is your go to winter liquid meal fix?
Who finished singing that verse? 🙂 it happens. It may not seem very applicable on Tasty Tuesday, but hold on, it’ll make sense soon.
All you need is candy melts & Top Secret’s recipe for Reese Peanut Butter (here: http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/Reeses-Peanut-Butter-Cups-Recipe.html)
FYI: If you buy white melts and want to dye them specific colors (like I did for the eyes and beaks) make sure to add shortening because the dyes like Wilton’s cake dyes, will dry them out. Follow the heating instructions, and paint each layer separate and freeze for about 5-10 minutes inbetween layers. You can see through the following photos my layering process. Welcome to my duckies! I made three batches. The candies are completely reheatable through out the process. Use a food safe paintbrush as needed.
I will say that it helps to warm the peanut butter so that it spreads evenly in the shell. I used a plastic bag with a tip cut off, and if I didn’t push the peanut butter to the hole, it wouldn’t ooze out in the microwave.
Trim off the edging for prettier duckies!