Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sweet Treats

My Mamaw introduced me to these Old Fashioned Creme Drops when I was a little girl. She kept them in her refrigerator and would give me some whenever I was at her house. They are so good, and every time I eat them I think about her. Sometimes for Christmas my mom will put them in my stocking. I'm not sure if my mom realizes the story behind these creme drops, but I always assumed she did because she makes a point to get them for me.

Last Saturday we were out and about, and Greg found these. He surprised Kirsten and me with them during our "I'm hungry..." whine. You know the one that follows the purchase of a beverage that satisfies the, "I'm thirsty..." whine. As we opened the bag and started to devour them, Greg told Kirsten about how my Mamaw used to give this candy to me when I was a little girl. It was so sweet how Kirsten was all ears as I told her about it. She had questions like, "Mommy, did my Grandma eat these?" and "Mommy, Grandma doesn't share these with me." Where my response was "I don't remember your Grandma ever eating these," and "If she doesn't give you any, she may not eat them."
They're so good, but best when refrigerated.
I have been feeding my addiction to Peter Pan peanut butter. I cannot get enough of this stuff. Here's a picture of my stash, but this is low compared to what I usually have. This should last me about 3 weeks.
This is my other favorite thing to eat...Special K Chocolatey Delight. So yummy, and it's better for you than a bowl of ice cream. I know, I need to add more fruit and veggies to my diet. It's not that I don't like fruits and veggies, I just like peanut butter (only peter pan) and Special K (only vanilla and chocolatey delight) better.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Snow Days

So, it's about 3 weeks in to 2011 and a lot has happened. We had our first snow/ice/winter storm of the year. Last week, and all of Atlanta was "snowed in" pretty much the whole week. Kirsten's school was closed and Greg had to work from home all week.

Our neighborhood had a pantry party Tuesday night. We all put the food we had to offer into a huge meal. We made red beans & rice with the smoked sausage, jambalaya with pork and chicken, mac & cheese, cornbread, and desserts for days. We never lost power or satellite signal, PRAISE GOD!!! The snow was so gorgeous. It wasn't like normal, it had a layer of ice about an inch thick on top of the snow. This made the snow sparkle all different irrodescent colors. People would ice skate in their driveways and on the streets. They would feature these people on 11 Alive. There's still snow in the medians and along the sides of the streets, as well as on rooftops.

I can't tell it as good as Megan McGlover, so I'll let her handle it from here.
Check her out: Peace