Joy to the world!
Fla la la la la!
Jingle all the way!
HO HO HO and a bottle of RUM!
I don't know what the hell does.
HELLO CHOCOLATE SEASON! Come give Mumma a smooch.
Welcome once again.
Sweet cravings galore!
And guilt free binges!
Let the sugar hangover follow... but not until I pass around (and snarf back) my favorite treat of the holidays.... TURTLES!
In between renos and phone calls and naps and a hard core game of tidy/retidy/make mess/tidy/retidy Andrew and I whipped up a batch of turtles this afternoon.
It was a tradition my step Grama kept. The lady didn't smile all that much but Grama made a kick arse batch of turtles! I never held back. EVER! I ate them by the handful.
I'm keeping that tradition going. It may be selfish. It may not. But Mumma is keepin this one alive!
And this post can't go without mentioning... the famous Sandra/Turtle hiding story.
*** cue sarcastic voice***
Wayyyyyy back when my Mom gave me a box of turtles to hide so she would not eat them before the holiday (see, I come by the love honestly).
Christmas Day rolled around.
"Sandra, please go get those turtles I asked you to hide!"
I ate the entire box the week before. By myself. And I couldn't even blame it on brother.
That Christmas, everyone (except MOI) went without turtles.
So now I make my own turtles, eat them all if I want and no one needs to know.
Mmmmmm I love turtles!
Cha cha cha...
** a quick batch of toffee (basically butter, corn syrup & cream)
** melted chocolate in a double boiler
** and a fresh bag of pecans and VOILA!
Enjoy them guilt-free. Life is very short!