Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Christmas Apron and a Recipe

It's a little late to be sewing Christmas aprons for the shop, but since this one is done...


might as well show you...


I had planned to do the ties and pockets in red but found this beige fabric hiding in the closet.  

There will be another Christmas apron too. I'm hoping to finish it today. Last Tuesday in Henderson, I wandered through Walmart's fabric department. Most of their Christmas fabrics were gone, but rolled up there in the remnants basket was the cutest piece of "Christmas Pigs" fabric. Two yards. 

Anyhow, I was thinking this morning about those chocolate covered peanuts made in a crock pot. Oh gosh, can I make them without eating the whole crock pot full myself? Probably not!

It was just before Christmas of 2009 when I saw this recipe...so you all probably already have it. 

"CHOCOLATE PEANUT CLUSTERS"

(2) 16 oz. jars dry roasted peanuts
(1) 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
(1) 12 oz. bag milk chocolate chips
(8) blocks white chocolate

Pour peanuts into the crock pot
Add chocolate chips (not to touch sides of 
                                              pot)
Add white chocolate on top

Heat on low for 1 1/4 hours
Stir until mixed well
Drop by tsp. onto wax paper lined pan

These are the best chocolate covered peanuts ever!! I prefer using all milk chocolate chips. 

Better get busy.  Here's my kitty cat pictures for the day...



 somebody was sleeping really good!

Love,
Henny


A little add-on note here...two new followers! Thank you Bob Bushell and Jeri Landers I appreciate your friendship so much! 







         


37 comments:

  1. These sound so much better than the store bought ones. Will be trying as I had not seen this recipe. Your Christmas apron turned out very pretty and thanks for giving us a daily dose of cat mania.

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    1. Oh, these are, and it's that salty dry roasted peanut in the center that makes it so good.

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  2. The "Christmas Pigs" fabric sounds adorable! Is that what your next apron is made of? Cute kitty photos. I've got to try the crock pot chocolate covered peanuts. Sounds so easy.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I'm using the "pig" fabric. :) Try those peanuts. You'll love them!

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  3. LOL that is how I nap!!

    Have a Merry Christmas :)

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    1. Thank you! That's funny. Merry Christmas!

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  4. Girl, I love that Christmas apron and if I hadn't already spent all of my Christmas budget on the grandbabies, I would definitely but that pretty thing! I can't wait to see the Christmas pig apron! By the way, I love the style of your aprons? Do you use a pattern or just wing it?

    Peanut clusters sound good, too!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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    1. Thank you! Oh yes, I use a pattern. I'm not smart enough to make anything without a pattern...and when I first started sewing, I had to read the directions over and over...I was determined to sew!

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  5. how cats sleep like that I'll never know

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  6. What a beautiful apron! And your napping cat is so precious.

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Thank you for visiting.

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  7. Those peanut clusters sound delicious, I will certainly be giving them a go. Love the apron, the style is stunning.

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    1. Thank you. I think you will like the peanuts.

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  8. What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing it. Love the photos of Smokey. Certainly looks comfortable! Lovely apron Henny!

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    1. Thank you. That Smokey is a funny cat!

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  9. That is the cutest apron, Henny. You do really fine work. :) Thx for the recipe. I'll copy it for next year as this year I am concentrating more on loaf cakes for everyone. To go with tea, you know. :)My sister is a baker and does all our cookies and squares. Oh Smokey, I want to tickle that tummy so much. Audrey says "hi". She's trying to figure out how to jump up and pull down the stockings. I don't like the look in her eyes. Best go...

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I love that line..."to go with tea, you know". :) I have never been a good cookie maker. Smokey does love his tummy scratched, but then he latches onto your hand with his claws, just playing, but those claws are sharp.

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  10. Lovely sewing on your apron, all red, I love that. And the way you mention me, beautiful.

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  11. I wouldn't dare make those chocolate clusters because I would eat them all. Already I've done enough tasting this and tasting that. The new year better bring some self-control I think.
    Your aprons are all so pretty. How you find time to sew is beyond me. Christmas pig fabric sounds intriguing.

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    1. I know what you mean! It is hard to have any self-control this time of year...and I have lost 10 pounds that I really want to keep off. I still want to make those peanuts though. :)

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  12. Smokey looks gorgeous so soft and silky. But that second pose looks terribly uncomfortable----he must be made of something like silly putty.

    Yes, I too want to see that Christmas Pig fabric. It brings all sort of interesting pictures to mind.

    You do attract wonderful followers. I don't know Bob but I have been going to Jeri's website for a number of years and she is multi-talented and amazing and extremely nice. Definitely a friend to animals if there ever was one.

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    1. Hey Vic. Smokey is very soft. He feels like an expensive fur coat. :) Oh, I found Jeri's blog and was amazed!!! I did not want to leave, but had to put supper on the table. She is beautiful and everything around her was beautiful. Thank you.

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  13. Oh I love the red cardinals!!! And I know I couldn't make that recipe without eating it all my self. No one knows how to relax like a cat!

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    1. Thank you. I'll probably make those peanuts and then be mad at myself for gaining back the ten pounds I've lost. :)

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  14. Somehow I missed your last couple of posts so just getting caught up.
    The apron is really nice!!
    Love the kitty shots.

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    1. Hey there! Oh, I have a terrible time keeping up with all the blogs that I love. It's hard. Thank you.

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  15. Cute apron! That sounds like a good no cook recipe:)

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    1. Thank you. It really is a good recipe!

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  16. I love the red bird apron that is so pretty. I love chocolate cover peanuts I would love to make some but since I probably will not lose weight the month of December I am planning on not gaining none.
    Love you bunches!

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    1. Hey Vicki. I really want to make a batch of those chocolate peanuts, but I know who will eat the biggest part of them...them it will be, as mama used to say, "a squall" the next day. :) I love you!

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  17. I think your apron looks wonderful with the beige pockets.
    Merry Christmas and thank you for the recipe!

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  18. I love your aprons and those chocolate covered peanuts sound wonderful. The kitty picture is adorable.

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    1. Hey Pam. Thank you. The chocolate peanuts are soooo goood!

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  19. I love the fabric your apron is made from, just like the cardinals at my feeder. We have so many and they never fail to make me smile.
    That recipe sounds so good -- and easy. I think I might give it a go from my cookie plate. Thank you.

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