Sunday, December 5, 2010

At this point it's safe to say I have gained 20 lbs...

I have two Christmas parties to go to Sunday, so I spent a little bit of time making a few goodies to take. I made another Pumpkin Log, and then I decieded to make spiced oyster crackers. A patient where I used to work made these for the staff a few years ago, and they were sooo addictive. I found a receipe, sent my husband to the store to get a few things, and then whipped out a few batches. The kids have gone bonkers over them, so hopefully I still have enough to take with me. I think I might try to be all super sweet suzy homemaker and give some out to neighbors closer to christmas...

Here's what you have to do:

3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 (1 ounce) package dry Ranch-style dressing mix
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 (12 ounce) package oyster crackers
Preheat oven to 275 degrees
In a mixing bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, ranch-style dressing mix, dill weed, lemon pepper and garlic powder. Pour this spice mixture over the crackers in a medium bowl, and stir until the crackers are coated. Arrange the crackers on a large baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated 275 degrees oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

I also tried my hand with making Peppermint Bark. It's really easy... I just lined a baking sheet with tin foil, melted about a cup of chocolate chips, spred that on to out 1/4 thickness, then I melted some white candy coating chocolate stuff (real big technical name haha) and poured that on top once the other chocolate hardened, and then I had crushed up candycanes (about 5) sprinkled on top. Let sit in the fridge for about 30 min or so, and then break up. Super easy.



Jenny said...

I'm totally making that peppermint bark today... You rock!

AverettLadyNana said...

And both are SO YUMMY!!!!