Friday, December 14, 2012

Festivus Miracle!!

 We did get some decorating done and I did have to make my fourth batch of Bavarian Mints!
My son loves these and he has been eating them non-stop.  I had made some for my brother who was in town last week, one of his favorites treats too.
Must be the holidays!
They are very simple to make and so delicious.
Here is the recipe.
  Bavarian Mints
1 pound milk chocolate
1 ounce square unsweetened chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate
1 can (14oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3-9 drops of peppermint oil

In top of a double boiler melt chocolate, butter and milk together. Melt until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat stir in vanilla and peppermint oil. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan. Let cool and cut into one inch squares.
This is the small bottle of oil of peppermint.
 I use to get it at craft shops but now can find it in my local grocery store. 
 A two pack cost about $4.00 here.  This could be found anywhere you could by candy supplies. 
 We eased up on the decorations this year because every year we say next year the weekend of Thanksgiving we are going to put up Christmas and yet every year it seems to happen later and later.
We normally have about 20-36 trees (mental that) but this year only 3 big trees when up. 
 This year we also put up the fake door with the sign that says "Santa use this Door" and the kids years ago wrote on the sign "DON'T USE THIS DOOR"! in red.
They were so afraid of fooling Santa that year and not getting any loot.
 The fun critters who come out every year!
 This is the main tree...all presents go here!

This will be the Boxing day tree so those presents will go there.
A Family tradition from my husband's side of the family.

 My kids have a holiday piano recital tonight and then no more practicing piano for a couple of weeks!
Now to finish up the least favorite thing.  I am not a real good shopper.  I would rather be in my basement painting!
Happy Holidays and hope you all are ready and relaxing!!


  1. I love your beautiful decorations. And Christmas carols are so nice on the piano...I should practice more though! Enjoy the weekend of holiday fun!

  2. Looks like you did quite a bit of decorating. It all looks so nice and I love the chocolate!:)

  3. What beautiful pictures! ... Love the decor of your home! ... Have a nice day! .. Greetings from Argentina.


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