Wednesday, December 20

It's the most wonderful time of the year

The time of the year JUST before Winter Break starts. The kids are excited and happy -- for the most part. The staff is excited and doing all sorts of fun projects. At our school, it's unusually cold which adds to that pre-holiday excitement.

Today the staff meeting was a gingerbred house contest. I elected to stay home. It's not that I don't have the holiday spirit but I am going to be doing a gingerbred house with my kids later this week and just think that my mornings are too rushed as it is. Okay, reading back over that, I do have to offer up a big bah humbug to myself! Oh well.

Little gifties have started appearing in my mailbox which is always fun. Who doesn't like to get gifties. I have to get my gifties ready for gifting tonight! Tomorrow is the last day before break.

I have gifties for my 10 math kids and for the staff. Oh boy! I think I'll also make some amazing Peanut Brittle (or cashew brittle as the case may be) for the staff tonight. It's super easy and super delish!

Here's the recipe:
1 c sugar
1/2 c corn syrup
1 c peanuts (or nut of your choice)
1 tsp butter
1 tsp baking soda

Mix sugar & corn syrup in microwave-safe bowl.
Cook in microwave on high for 5 min.
Add peanuts.
Cook on high 2-3 minutes.
Add butter, vanilla, & baking soda.
Mix and spread on greased jelly roll pan to cool.
When cool, break and package up for a yummy giftable treat!


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