I packed up my Mum's box and got my sisters' cards ready and took them to the Post Office. Hubby ended up driving me. We went to a smaller PO and there was no-one in there when I arrived. Unfortunately the clerk was having problems with the computer, luckily it didn't take long to fix. Mum's package is now on its way - priority service and my purse is $45 lighter - ouch! I am happy it is on its way. Usually I am such a procrastinator and any gifts I usually get her arrive after Christmas. I'm hoping this one makes it in time and things arrive in one peice.
Thought about shopping - spent too much money this week so stayed in. YEAH for me! Actual spending (after the PO) $0. I did finish Peppermint Patties - my family LOVE these!
I've made these for years. They are easy to make and taste just as good - if not better - than anything store bought. Have included recipe below.
•1 pound confectioners' sugar
•3 Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
•2 to 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1/4 cup evaporated milk
•2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
•2 Tablespoons shortening
In a bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, butter or margarine, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract. Add evaporated milk and mix well.
Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill for 20 minutes. Flatten with a glass to 1/4-inch thickness. Chill for 30 minutes.
In a double-boiler or microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Dip patties and place on waxed paper to harden.