For our neighbor gifts this year, I included mint Oreo truffles. I got a lot of compliments on them, so I thought I'd share. My sister doesn't really consider them truffles, so that's why I included parentheses in the title. I had made these regular Oreo truffles a lot. And I had seen this idea on six sisters. I tried the mint Oreos this fall and fell in love with them, so I decided to use them in a truffle.
Crush the package of Oreos, it's easiest for me in the food processor:
1 package mint oreos, crushed
8 oz package cream cheese, softened
2 bags chocolate chips/baking chips
sprinkles for decorations
Mix oreos and cream cheese. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet covered with wax paper and refrigerate until firm. Melt chocolate and dip balls into chocolate and decorate with sprinkles/desired topping. Return to baking sheet and store in the refrigerator.
Next I think I'll try the peanut butter Oreos and see how they taste as truffles!
Monday, December 2, 2013
Last Thanksgiving, we stayed in California and had dinner as our little family. This year was quite different. We had 7 people and 2 dogs come to visit, Ty's two sisters and one of mine. Needless to say, it was a full house around here! Luckily we had enough room to
cram house everyone. With everyone traveling in from out of state, I didn't really have anyone cook anything. I was pretty nervous about how everything turned out, but luckily it went well and at the end of the day everyone was full and happy.
Here's proof we cooked it all and didn't just get it from Boston Market:
I was too frazzled by the end of the day to take a picture of our 5 pies, but my sister managed to snap a pic of the white chocolate pumpkin cupcakes
Friday, November 22, 2013
Now that we FINALLY have snow (I've been waiting) I thought I'd post some fun pictures of us raking leaves last week. The girls had never done it before and they had lots of fun. I downloaded a new app on my computer to edit photos so that's why they all look different. I'm trying to figure out what I like best:
Another fun thing we've been up to is story time at the library. We go just about every week and I really love it. It's a good way to get out of the house and it hopefully reinforces the love of reading I'm trying to instill in my children. A few weeks back, there was a special story time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. If you aren't familiar with Mo Willems children's books, then I highly recommend you do so. They are hilarious. At the party, they read the book, colored, made pigeon puppets, had live pigeons, and then frosted cookies to look like the pigeon. It was lots of fun and I just really appreciate programs like this. So much fun!
What have you been up to with this awesome long lasting fall weather?!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Alma34:That ye acontend no more against the Holy Ghost, but that ye receive it, and take upon you the bname of Christ; that ye humble yourselves even to the dust, and cworship God, in whatsoever place ye may be in, in spirit and in truth; and that ye live indthanksgiving daily, for the many emercies and blessings which he doth bestow upon you.
Do you have any fun thankful traditions you do each November?
Sunday, October 27, 2013
The girls and I picked out pumpkins yesterday with the plans of carving them for family night. Well, Ty has to work tomorrow, so we thought it'd be fun to do it tonight. We haven't carved pumpkins in a long time, so it was a fun messy family event.
Our not-so spooky porch:
To finish out the night we enjoyed pumpkin cheesecake. (A must have for this time of year!)
Our not-so spooky porch:
Are you ready for Halloween? Do you prefer to free hand or stencil your pumpkins?
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Afterwards we headed into the heart of Denver and decided to try out a little place called Big Fat Cupcakes. It was kinda small, so we went to a beautiful park in Washington Park. My sister, Wendy, was here for the weekend so we wanted to give her a good experience in hopes she wants to come back to visit soon.