Monday, November 28, 2011

Life in Hyper Drive


Happy Monday friends!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone?! This year is really flying by, it still feels like September to me!

I also can’t believe that I’m almost finished with my first semester back at school! I have to admit that I was skeptical about my ability to go back to school while continuing to work my full time job, but the balance has been manageable. Largely because of my super supportive husband, the only thing that has suffered is my social life…but that’s okay! My overactive social life made college hard for me the first time, so this time I think I’ll survive!

This week and next week are going to be killer with school work, since it’s the last two weeks of this semester! I’m excited, nervous, and sad. I’ve really enjoyed one of my classes…the other two…I’m excited to finish!

This week also marks the OFFICIAL start of the busy season at my work, including our extending hours later in to the night.

But I’m determined not to let things get crazy around here. Winking smile

We’ll see how that goes!

Speaking of starts, you have until the end of today to sign up for the Blogger Secret Santa!

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Click here for the details. It’s going to be fun!

And to get us all in to the holiday spirit, I thought I would share one of my FAVORITE holiday treats. Perfect for a cookie swap or Santa’s plate of cookies!

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No Bake Peanut Butter Squares – originally posted here

You’ll need:

1 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 cup Kinnikinnick gluten free graham crackers – smushed into crumbs
½ cup butter or margarine
½ cup peanut butter
1 cup white vanilla baking chips
Sprinkles for topping

In a medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and graham cracker crumbs. In a saucepan, heat butter and peanut butter over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. Stir into crumb mixture. Press in ungreased 8-inch square pan.
In another saucepan, melt chocolate chips over low heat, stirring frequently. Stirring will help them melt quicker and keep the chocolate from burning. Spread over crumb mixture. Immediately sprinkle with candy decorations. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm.
Cut into squares.