May 27, 2020
In honor of Christmas, I share this quick goodie/recipe with you.
A Two-ingredient Peanut Butter Cup, served up on my grandmother’s special “Christmas Plate”. :o)
Merry Christmas to you, my friends!
I know! I know! Yes, my calendar DOES read May 27, but my heart longs for some good ol’ Christmas cheer right now!
Our Local Christmas Tree Lot
Apparently, I am not alone in feeling that the world needs a dose of Christmas spirit these days. Recent news articles have focused Christmas lights decorating houses this spring, adding a note of happiness to this unusual (Covid-19) time.
(Read about the Christmas lights, here, and here.)
The National Christmas Tree
Rather than decorating my own house in Christmas splendor this spring, I, instead, have been putting on a few classic Christmas movies to add to my Christmas joy. (To be honest, it is just an excuse to break out a few of my Christmas favorites, a bit early. :o))
A few of my Christmas DVD’s, ready for spring viewing.
By the way, Turner Classic Movies is showing the Christmas classic
It Happened on 5th Avenue, starring Don DeFore,
on Thursday, May 28 at 9:30 am EST.
Copy/screen shot and print this free Christmas printable.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
It’s Gonna Be a Hot, Hot Christmas!
Just one listen of the peppy and catchy “It’s Gonna Be a Hot, Hot Christmas”, and you will be in the Christmas frame of mind, no matter what the time of year! When I contacted my friend Lisa about sharing her Christmas music video in this blog, she gave me her blessing, remarking, “We need a little Christmas!” Give it a look by clicking on the photo below, and you’re sure to be smiling and singing the rest of the day! :o) (Thanks, Lisa!)
“It’s Gonna Be a Hot, Hot Christmas”
Performed by Lisa Donahey
From her Holiday Album “Christmas in Our Soul.”
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE LISA’S ALBUM — https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/lisadonahey3
(Two-ingredient) Peanut Butter Cups
This recipe is a recent acquisition to my recipe “box”. My son in-law created this chocolatey recipe! This chocolate treat is sure to be added to my Christmas goodie list this year, as it is easy and yummy, requiring only two ingredients: chocolate chips and peanut butter!
This chocolate treat requires only two ingredients:
chocolate chips and peanut butter!
I used a mini-muffin tins for my peanut butter cups. For the peanut butter filling, I used a small scoop (18/10?), that is about one inch across.
I used a mini-muffin pan for my peanut butter cups.
For the peanut butter filling, I used a small scoop.
Making my first batch of these yummies, I did not have any mini-cupcake liners, which made releasing them from the muffin tins a challenge. I highly recommend using the mini-cupcake liners!
Use mini-cupcake liners when preparing these peanut butter cups.
(Two-ingredient) Peanut Butter Cups
Makes about 6
Approx. 1 (heaping cup), Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips, 60% cocoa
(Other varieties may be used, if desired)
Approx. 1/2 cup, Peanut butter
I use natural, and the chunky variety.
(You can make your own peanut butter, here.)
Place mini-cupcake liners into mini-muffin tins.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave.
( 30 second intervals, stirring after each 30 seconds.)
Place enough melted chocolate on the bottom of the mini-cupcake liner,
to amply cover the bottom.
Place a small scoop of peanut butter in center of the melted chocolate.
Cover the peanut butter with chocolate,
making sure that the peanut butter is completely covered.
Place in refrigerator until set, about an hour.
Remove peanut butter cups from tin.
Made Me Smile :o)
Here are a few smile-worthy items that caught my eye,
and I am sharing these smiles with you! :o)
Meet my Instagram friend’s cute and cuddly kitty, W. Schmidt.
He even has own Instagram!
My eldest son harvested these colorful banana peppers from his
backyard garden last week.
A Morning Visitor
Looking out my back window, the other morning,
I spied this pretty visitor two-doors down.
See These Christmas (and other) Posts from Years Past!
A “Christmas Story” Christmas, 2016, here.
(This blog post features my write-up for “The Christmas Story”, the “A Christmas Story” Museum’s acquisition of Ralphie’s rifle, and my recipe for Christmas Trash).
It’s Christmas Time! Enjoy These Often-missed Yuletide Movies, 2017, here.
(This blog post shares more favorite Christmas-related movies.)
Growing Up in Disneyland: A Conversation with author, Ron DeFore, 2019, here.
(This blog post discusses the lives of actor Don Defore (Star of the film “It Happened on 5th Avenue) and his son, Ron DeFore, and includes a recipe for Don DeFore’s Silver Banjo Barbecue Sauce of Frontierland, Disneyland.)
Looking for something upbeat to read?
Keep Staying Safe, Keep Social Distancing,
and Keep Washing Those Hands!
Various junior chalk artists decorate driveways in my neighborhood.
Note the “Stay Safe” message in the top photo. :o)
Thank you for reading!
May your days be blessed, and your taste buds happy!
Stay safe, and Merry Christmas! :o)
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