Yes,it's beginning to look like Christmas around here. Mr. D is hard at work making Peanut Butter Balls. Yes, this wonderful man cooks too! I used to make them, but he took it over when he retired and I still worked. Now it's to hard on my back to stand over the stove for any period of time. I think he really enjoys doing it anyway and I'm very thankful. He actually mentions mid-November that he should get the ingredients for "his" peanut butter balls. So, I think it's safe to say he enjoys making them.
I'll publish the recipe at the end of this post just in case anyone wants it. It is an old recipe, so most of you probably have it. I received it from two very dear friends here in town several years ago.
The song "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" has been playing over and over in my head for the past two days. Mostly because we received 4 inches of fresh, white fluffy snow on Thursday night into Friday morning. Starting tonight another 8 is headed in our direction. YIKES!
I am so very thankful for the man who takes care of our snow removal for us. He is a true blessing to us. He is so very particular - leaves about 1 foot of shoveled area next to the driveway on the grass so we have a pathway to walk on that isn't as slippery. Then around the mailbox he shovels out a good 5-foot section so we can just reach in and grab the mail without walking into the street. Here's a sample of how he shovels around our small walkway to the house:
You can see the foot wide path on the grass running all the way down to the street. Are we spoiled or what!! We did not ask him to do it this way - it's just the way he does his own too.
On Friday he was unable to get here until evening, so our neighbor came over and blew out the driveway, which we really appreciated. But then early this morning our regular guy still came over and took care of the patio and cleaned up the front according to his specifications. See what I mean - he's a blessing to us for sure.
Well, that's it for today. Here's the recipe. I'll probably post once more before Christmas, but if I miss anyone - please have a very Merry Christmas/Holiday and Healthy, Happy 2014.