Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sick house

Well, Gabe's feeling better. He's done his antibiotics, his cough is gone, he hasn't had a fever in 5 days and except for throwing up on Saturday morning (too much crazy dutch food) he's mucho better. I, however, caught a cold. Saturday night I was sitting at home with Gabe and I got a fever. Sunday morning I woke up with a sore throat, a headache and a runny nose. By Sunday night I was feeling like death with another fever and even worse symptoms. I went to bed at 8, slept until 10 this morning and thanks to cold medicine I have hopes of being able to stay awake until 9 tonight! I was so sick last night I didn't even have energy to chew. I ended up eating a frozen yogurt pop and a SlimFast for dinner just from lack of energy. Anyway, a cold sucks, but I'd rather be sick than have Gabe sick anymore. Plus, being unable to stand means that I have a good excuse to sit on the couch and make my Christmas presents! Today I finished making my snowball decorations that a couple of family members are getting and they actually look quite good. I also managed to wrap Matt's presents and tonight I'm going to prep my fabric for sewing some gifts. I still don't have any patterns so I'm going to make my own :) Wish me luck!
My sister is way ahead of me on the Christmas baking score. Last night she made up a vat of Nuts and Bolts with the family recipe and she also made up a bunch of peanut butter balls - another family recipe. What she did that wasn't part of the family tradition was all the different toppings she put on the peanut butter balls. Our family usually did plain ones, coconut ones, chocolate ones or chocolate and coconut ones. She was creative enough to do candy cane pieces, nuts, white chocolate and a few other toppings. What a clever way to add some variety! I think I'll make up some peanut butter balls this year too. They're so yummy and so fast to make! Here's the Recipe:
Peanut Butter Balls:
2 c. smooth Peanut Butter
1 lbs Margarine
2 lbs Icing Sugar

Mix all together. Form little balls (ranging from 1 tsp - 1 tbsp in size, whichever you prefer) If using crushed, dry toppings (i.e. coconut, nuts, candy) roll balls in topping right away. Put balls on wax paper in covered container and freeze. If coating in chocolate, wait until balls are partially frozen before coating. Store in freezer!

I'm going to go drink another meal :) Ta Ta!

Mrs. Vander Leek ;)

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