22 December, 2011

A Day In The Kitchen

A day spent in the kitchen yielded a LOT of food, a load of laundry and some very dry, dish-pan hands! In preparation for the Quilt Ministry luncheon today: casseroles, salads and a buttermilk chocolate cake with fudge frosting was prepared. Along with a whole buncha COOKIES! The oven was already hot so I decided to finish up my once-a-year Almond Cookie batches along with some Snappy Turtles (recipe below) after the lunch prepping was done. I don't know about you but when I cook I use many, many towels. This year I decided to wash up and use the lovely Christmas towels I have received as gifts over the last ten years. It makes me happy to open the towel drawer and find these festive additions to the kitchen, all fresh and new for the holidays!
 Here's a quick recipe for a fast treat. Place pretzel snaps on a cookie sheet lined with foil or parchment.
Top each snap with one half of a Rolo candy. 
(The most time consuming part of this recipe is unwrapping the Rolo candies!)
Place these in a warm oven for five minutes, just until the candy gets soft.
Remove from oven and top each snap with a pecan half, press into softened candy and let them cool to set up. YUM! I love the new pan lining paper by Reynolds, it worked perfectly for this.
Snappy Turtles!

A few applications of some moisturizing hand cream and I'm ready for the day!
Life is Good!


Ancestor Collector said...

Have a wonderful Christmas luncheon! I cherish the time you were here for mine. :-) Enjoy all the food, the chatter, and the friendships! And thanks for the Snappy Turtle recipe. Love you!!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

MMMM a spin on Retzels or Prolo's.

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Love the Snappy Turtles!! :)

Nane said...

I am going to make some snappy turtles with the boys tomorrow...thanks for the idea

LizA. said...

Busy, busy, busy. What a festive looking drawer with all those lovely towels. I LOVE those snappy turtles.

Janet O. said...

Looks like your luncheon will be a wonderful event.
I love to use Christmas kitchen linens, but some that are hand decorated are much too fragile for the wash and have to remain "decor only"
The snappy turtles look like a fun, quick treat that kids could help create. Thanks for sharing the instruction (recipe didn't seem to fit). : )

Bonnie K. Hunter said...

I hope your luncheon went splendiferously! And those snappy turtles are the best combo of salty-sweet....love them!

Love you too!