Saturday, December 21, 2013

It's Beginning To Look Like Chriistmas

Hi Friends,

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.

Peanut Butter Balls

2 Cups Confectionary Sugar
2 Cups Peanut Butter (Chunk or Smooth)
2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (Nabisco)
1/4 Cup Butter softened
Big Chunk of Chocolate (Dark) -  found in most stores - Christmas baking section -  this time of year.

Combine all ingredients -  mix like a pie crust dough until crumbly.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.   Form into a long roll, about 3/4 inch in diameter.  Cut into slices and then form small balls by rolling in your hand.    Place balls on baking sheets covered with wax paper.  Set in cool place to chill.  In double boiler, melt the chocolate.   Take chilled balls and dip into chocolate and place back on cookie  sheet.   Refrigerate until firm and chocolate is very firm.   Balls are now ready to be eaten or  frozen to enjoy later.




  1. Merry Christmas, dear friend. The peanut butter balls sound delicious. Take care of yourselves. Last Monday we had snow and sleet. Tomorrow, the temperatures are going to reach 70 degrees. Go figure.

  2. Merry Chirstmas! Did our Mom ever tell you that her Dad had Parkinson's. We purr and pray for you.

    The Florida Furkids

  3. Merry Christmas! Thanks fur the recipe, mom'll going to try it over her break from work!

  4. You have a good friend to clear the snow away so nicely! What a tempting treat! I am no good with something like that in the house!;-) I appreciate your visits to my blog!
    Merry Christmas! xo

  5. Can I borrow both of them? hehe I'm glad you're having a good time and have a good snow guy to help out. *hugs*

  6. I have become a follower for the umpteenth time. Blogger doesn't like me and keeps booting me off your bog for some reason.
    I make peanut butter balls too but without the graham crackers crumbs. I will have to try that with graham cracker crumbs sometime. Whatever way they are made they are addictive. LOL
    Merry Christmas Mary to you and that guy that makes those luscious peanut butter balls for you!


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