Ok, since I keep having requests for this recipe, I thought I would put it on my blog so you don't have to call, e-mail, or text me and then wait for me to find the recipe and then actually remember to send it to you. Sorry, I don't have a picture to post with it right now. And for anyone who hasn't eaten this whenI have made it, I only call it salad to make it sound healthy. It is soooo yummy!
2 lbs grapes (1 lb red & 1 lb green)
2- 8 oz pkgs cream cheese or neufchatel cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 to 1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Mix cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla with mixer then stir in grapes with a spoon. Put in refrigerator.
1 cup pecans (can use more)
3/4 of a stick butter (use more if needed depending on how many pecans you use)
1/2 cup brown sugar
Melt butter, add brown sugar and nuts. Bake at 350 F for 15 - 20 minutes (do not overbake or it will be so hard it will break your teeth once it has cooled). Cool mixture a few minutes then sprinkle over grape mixture. Can be served right away, but I like to refrigerate mine until the topping gets hard first.
And just to be clear, I am not the original creator of this recipe. It was given to me by Glenda Easley, a friend of my hubby's parents. By far one of my favorite recipes I have ever recieved.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
As we were walking in the house after school yesterday at 3:00, Aly says "I have to take my catapult to school tomorrow" My response was Uummm, what are you talking about? What catapult? We don't have a catapult." Then she tells me she is supposed to make one. Apparently she got the note about it from her teacher on Monday or Tuesday and just forgot to tell us about it since it wasn't put in her regular folder that we check every day.
Normally, this wouldn't have been an issue, but yesterday, it was because Abby's music program started at 6:00 which I had also forgotten about until Abby mentioned it on the way home from school. That meant I had 3 hours to fix after school snacks, do homework, get everybody ready, figure out how to make a catapult, and actually make the darn thing.
Oh, and Abby said her teachers told her she HAD to take a bath or else they wouldn't let her sing, and that she had to dress pretty and have her hair fixed. After all, she was going to be singing on stage and standing on risers. Huge deal when you are 5 years old apparently. I think in her mind, if she tells us her teachers said she had to do something then we are much more likely to actually let her do it.
So HERE is the catapult we would have liked to make, but since I had NO wood to work with at our house unless you count some half rotten tomato stakes and landscape timbers.
Being such a great big sister helping Abby hold the catapult so she could shoot it better.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wow, 2 posts in one week. School has been keeping me very busy so there has been very little crafting in my life the past couple of months, much less blogging about what I make. Here is a super quick and easy craft just in time for Halloween. I will be making some more durable Christmas ones to sell at a craft show on the weekend after Thanksgiving in McConnells, SC.
Supplies (all from Hobby Lobby): Mod Podge, Scrapbook Paper, 1" wooden disks, and larger jump rings.
Total cost not including Mod Podge or cording $4.42 and you will have enough to make 12 with lots of jump rings left over.