Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Sweet Treat to Make

I love to plan.  I like to organize too.  But I really, really like to plan.  I like to plan my day and make all my errands organized to be done most efficiently and by priority.  Give me a day trip or other quick get away to plan and I’m one happy camper.  But give me “an event”…and I’m over the moon.

Go figure.  But its true.

Thanksgiving is planned – and seems to be a day that everyone is looking forward to…which is a success all by itself!  More about Thanksgiving later – as in next week:)

But I am also planning our church’s annual ladies’ shopping trip – a bus trip for…well, for shopping!  and fun. oh, and food of course!  The trip down to Richmond on Monday was to finalize the restaurant where we will have dinner.  Cute find – and I’m excited about that part.

This week, some friends came over and we made the “favors”, if you will.  The ladies always get a treat to take home…..a thanks for coming as well as reminder of the fun day!  This year, we made OREO cookie pops.

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Oh my.  They were (almost) too super easy (even I could do it!) but looks so “sweet” – pun intended! – and pretty when you are done.  They would be great to share in a child’s classroom, with your Bible study group, MOPS group, etc. or even with your neighbors.

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I used Double Stuff Oreos and white chocolate melting disks from Michaels.  Simply separate the cookies and use a dab of melted chocolate (which I simply melted in the microwave) to hold a stick on the cookie crème and then re-sandwich the Oreo together.

Then dip in the melted chocolate and lay on wax paper to cool.  While the chocolate is still soft, sprinkle with colored sprinkles or crushed peppermint candies – or whatever you prefer.

The bags, which already had the ribbon attached, I also found at Michaels.  You could also decorate yours with colored ribbon, etc.  Truly, so easy.

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All in a basket and ready to go!!  I really think I need to hide these – cause we don’t go for almost two weeks!!

10 comments:

  1. Really cute. Might be a happy surprise for co-workers this Christmas. Thanks for the idea!

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  2. Yum-O! I would so eat those if I had them in my house for two weeks! Lol

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  3. Just had to come and see who you are! Thank you for sharing your story about Tyler. I'm so glad to know you have the comfort of seeing him again... that grief will be behind us one day.
    I am also amazed to read how you love to plan!Too bad you don't live next door. It gets a bit overwhelming to me. Anyways.. keep on.

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  4. Hi Jenn,
    I found the new ones at Payless, and I had seen some there last week, and wanted to buy one pair but it looked a bit too dressy for jeans but they had others just not my size, but they got some new ones in. One our way home Sunday, we stopped at a Steinmart and they had some Liz
    Claiborne shoes, adorable black felt looking shoes with lil black felt roses on the toe, and they were on sale for $50.00, and I loved them, but didn't know if they would get that much wear for $50.00, payless had some just like them, for $26.00, and then you could get another shoe half off.
    Got these squeaky ones at Target,
    and they were perfect with my jeans, just too darn squeaky.

    Gotta come back and read your post tomorrow, I am whipped............
    oh Bealls had some nice black flats too.
    Have a great weekend if I don't talk to you before.
    Love and blessings, Nellie

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  5. Yum!!! I like to plan too. Thanksgiving is planned and my lists for Christmas are made and some things are checked off!! Have a Happy Happy Thanksgiving Jennifer and as always, thanks for all your comments :)

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  6. Those are so cute. Sounds like a great time too. So glad you get to have a fun time like that.

    Cherry salad is really more of a dessert, a very simple dessert. A 24oz can of cherry pie filling, a 20oz can of crushed pineapple (with the juice), 1 can of Eagle condensed sweet milk and 16oz tub of cool whip. Mix it all together, put in the fridge for at least 2 hours, overnight is better.

    Something my mother in law makes and it is quite yummy. :)

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  7. Hi! Jennifer, trying to play catch up, reading! I love these treats., and they are so pretty! makes me want one @ 6:30 in the morning!! LOL! Wishing you and your Family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  8. Those cookie pops are pretty and really look Christmassy! Is that a word? :D Hey, Mexican Train is a game played with dominoes. The idea is to get rid of all your dominoes first by playing them in their order of matching ends. It's a lot of fun and can be got anywhere games are sold. It comes in a small silver suicase with the pic of a train on it. It's really fun.
    Deb

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  9. Oh boy, I have been in a chocolate mood and these should would hit the spot!

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  10. Good morning! First, just let me say I wish for the millionth time, haha, that you lived closer. How I could ever use your loving to plan and organize self. I "like" to do it, but I am somewhat overwhelmed right now. Planning to many things to tell you the truth. I am knee deep in Thanksgiving plans, and the Open house right now. I keep waiting to late to get things. The gal I was planning on using to make cupcakes and those cake pops is out of town that week-end, and the other gal (2nd choice) is booked! Sooo guess I will have to do them all myself. These oreo cookie ones are DARLING and do look pretty easy. Guess I will try to do them all myself. It's not that I can't bake cupcakes of course, but I want them to be those swirled frosted ones that look sooo pretty, haha. Anyway, hope you have a fun shopping trip with your group! Hugs to you today, Deb

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