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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dreams "cornerview" and Menu #3 what to do with that Halloween Candy

When I think of the word Dreams the final words of the movie Pretty Woman pops into my head. "Hollywood, What's your dreams? Everyone has to have Dream." Funny how certain words trigger certain memories. Not having many dreams in the sense of dreaming these days, baby girl longest stretch of sleep is 4 hours. If  anyone has any suggestions how I can get her to sleep long I would appreciate it. The problem is she eats abot 40% of her calories at night. Well, the good thing is I know this phase of life will not last forever and for that I am grateful. If I were to die today, I think I would be Ok with that because so many of my dreams have come true. I am truely blessed. It wasn't always that way, but at the moment I can say I have everything I ever wanted. What's your dream? To see more dreams around the globe you can visit Corner View.
So, don't know what to do with all that Halloween Candy? Around here, some of the local dentist will buy it off the children. Our PTA collected candy for the troops and I would say that about 50% of our candy went to support the troops, but we were still left with a ton of candy. Did you know you can freeze some candy like Snickerbars, Peanut Butter Cups, and so forth. Another idea is use it in your baking. One idea is to replace the chocolate chips in cookies with chopped up Snicker bars.  I just made brownies for a collegue of my husbands who is flying in today from Italy. I just chopped up some Peanut Butter Cups and threw them in the batter. What were amazing brownies are now over the top brownies. I hope she like them.

Peanut Butter Cup Brownies
1 and 1/2 sticks of melted butter or 3/4 cups.
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
3/4 cups of flour
1/2 cup of coco powder
6 chopped peanut butter cups.
Mix all wet ingredients then combine with dry ingredients. Then stir in peanut butter cups. Place in a buttered baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until done in the center. Let cool and cut! Enjoy!

Sunday: Cafe Rio copy cat dinner.  What is that?  A pork roast put in a crock pot with garlic salt, 2 cups of salsa, and a cup of brown sugar.  Cook for 4-5 hours and then shred.  Serve on tortillas with lettuce, corn chip strips, cilantro rice, tomatoes, and black beans. 
Monday: Leftovers
Tuesday: Spaghetti Carbonara
Wednesday: Wilted Spinach Salad
Thursday:Curry Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Croutons
Friday: Mummy dogs and applesauce
Saturday: Church Halloween Party pulled pork with potato salad

11 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

Putting candy in baked goods, great idea! I think all my dreams have come true too, now my dreams are for my daughter. Have a wonderful day!

Heather said...

So good to hear that dreams to come true!

Francesca said...

That sounds a LOT of candy - more than I've ever seen!
About baby Addy, I know how tiring it is when those "early weeks" stretch out forever. I still remember how excited I was when my daughter finally, after months, outgrew her size 0M clothes. I don't remember when the nights became a little easier, fourth month?, but I know it had to do more with my being exhausted then with her need to feed!

dorteinmalaga said...

Oh, sorry to hear about your lack of sleep. I remember it so well even though it is some (many) year ago now :)
The Sunday Copy Cat dinners sounds like something I could eat right now. .Yum.

tanĂ¯a said...

You're a lucky one to say nearly all your dreams came true! Nothing better to say!
Your Brownies look deadly delicious!!

jane said...

beautiful post! and, seriously? peanut butter cup brownies? you´re killing me! :)
xxx

Jen said...

Those brownies sound awesome! The kids didn't get too much candy this year which is great. I like the idea of baking with some of it.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

kelleyn, it is too funny... you're always adding these scrumptious yummies... unfortunately i have no halloween sweets to start from. never mind, i'll keep spooning up the banana ice! ha ha ha...
n♥

Emily said...

Oh, yum. I think my new dream might be to try those brownies...

Hope you get some sleep!

Metropolitan Mum said...

Silly me has bought about a ton of sweets for all the kids that would come round trick'n treating like in my old neighbourhood - but they didn't come :(
Now I am left with a shopping bag full of mini mars and twix. Well, someone has to eat them.... ;-)

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