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!