Friday, November 5, 2010

This and that and what happened to my template??

After I found a blog template that I just loved, they go and rip it out from under my feet when I'm not looking! I went to visit my blog the other day only to find out my adorable polkadot princess theme had become entirely white.  Confused, I went and found the template again and tried to reload it.  Sadly, it has become unavailable.  And, get isn't even available to purchase! How sad! The least they could do is let me buy the template I loved so much.  So, for now, I am back to the old one I had before.  I am still in search of something different, though.

I suppose that the change gave me a reason to blog! I hadn't blogged since mid-October simply because my life had become too busy.  I seriously work two jobs for the salary of one.  It isn't fair, but life isn't fair when you are a teacher.  Why did I become a teacher again? Oh yeah, because I enjoy it.  Thank God I enjoy it because I'm certainly not in it for the money.  I could be a famous author and make massive amounts of money...if only I could make my writing captivating enough...and if only I was willing to take the risk.  I don't have enough faith in myself for that.

Anyway, I digress.  I life around here has been busy.  I'm counting down the days to Thanksgiving.  Granted, a large part of it is because my family will be in town and I have not seen them in months.  However, I will not hesitate to admit that part of it is getting a reprieve from school. What fraction of a pumpkin pie would that be? I don't know as long as I get a piece! I came down with a virus this week and had to miss three days of school.  That might sound enticing, but, believe me, it wasn't that way in the least.  Not only was I physically drained, I had to deal with things when I got back that had built up while I was gone.  So, Thanksgiving break will come with a warm welcome! Then, it's only a matter of time until Christmas! Three cheers for counting down!

On to another topic, I made a fantastic candy for my neighbor's Halloween party that I got out of the Real Simple magazine a from September I think.  Everyone there gobbled it up, being the turkeys that they are.  And I have to say that I thought it was pretty good myself! I didn't have time to take pictures for a step-by-step recipe, but internet photos will have to suffice.

Candy corn pretzel bark (don't rule it out now that Halloween is over; it is good for any time)

Step 1: Get a glass baking dish and line it with parchment paper.  Leave an overhang.

Step 2: Melt white chocolate.  I used a bag of white chocolate chips, and I melted them for about 90 seconds in the microwave.  Then I acted quickly with a spatula and spread it onto the parchment paper.
(it won't look this pretty, but you get the idea)

Step three: Sprinkle pretzels and candy corn over the top.
Finally: Refrigerate for a few hours (2-3 hours worked for me).  Take it out, cover it in parchment paper, and break it into pieces.
(this recipe had dried cranberries added, but I left them out and it was just as good).

Everyone raved about it...and it is so easy to make!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait til Thanksgiving too. The candy corn bark candy looks great and colorful.