Peanut butter icecream topping

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Topping
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
Pinch of salt
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
Vanilla ice cream
Peanuts, optional
Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a 1 1/2 quart microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes, or until mixture boils, stirring twice. Add peanut butter; stir until smooth. Stir in milk. Serve warm over ice cream. Sprinkle with peanuts, if desired. Cover and store in the refrigerator. To reheat, microwave on medium for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through.
Makes 2 3/4 cups.

Chillaxed

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Im very chillaxed tonight. Not much going on at all. I am having a nice quiet night in. Just browsing on fb. I spent some time deleting old accounts. I kept my carol anne one, and this one I jus posted, but I had other old ones, that I needed to delete, so as not to confuse people. If you don’t have me listed on that account, add me? I’d love to connect with all of you.

Have spent a lovely hour or two chatting with friends. And just browsing and enjoying a coffee, now am going to go read for a while.

A quiet thursday

Todays been pretty uneventful. I didn’t get up to much.

I woke up in the middle of the night last night, stayed up for a few hours, as I was unable to go back to sleep.

Eventually at around 6:30 I fell back to sleep. I didn’t wake again until mom woke me to ask if I wanted eggs for breakfast, that was around 8:30.

I’ve been at my parents house all day. I basically just lazed around the house doing nothing. I didn’t care though, I feel we all need a day every so often where we just totally chill out.

My dad made a delicious shephards pie fro dinner. It was so yummy. My sister was working late today, but she dropped me home after work.

I got home to my own house about half an hour ago. Mom came too, she’s doing some things around the house for me.

My sister had laurens parent teacher meeting today also. The teacher said some really lovely things about lauren.

She said lauren is really kind and thoughtful, considerate of others feelings, and that she’s really popular and all of the girls in her class want to sit by her.

She also said Lauren is really good at maths and English.

I’m glad she had a good meeting and Lauren got a good report. That’s really positive. Mom was babysitting the kids while my sister was working this afternoon, lauren wanted to watch youtube on my phone, so I let her. She was quite happy to just sit and watch videos on it.

I don’t have any plans this evening. I just plan on maybe watching some tv. Maybe reading. And possibly doing a little bit of blog surfing.

Frozen icecream delight

Frozen Ice Cream Delight
2 cups crushed cream-filled chocolate cookies
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 gallon chocolate, coffee or vanilla ice cream, softened
Chocolate Sauce:
2 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping:
1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup crushed cream-filled chocolate cookies
Combine 2 cups cookie crumbs, 1/2 cup butter and sugar. Press onto the bottom of an ungreased 13 by 9 by 2 inch baking pan. Freeze for 15 minutes. Spread ice cream over crust; freeze until firm, about 3 hours. Meanwhile, combine powdered sugar, chocolate chips, evaporated milk and 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil for 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla; cool to room temperature. Spoon over ice cream; sprinkle with peanuts. Freeze until firm. Spread whipped topping over nuts and sprinkle with 1/2 cup cookie crumbs. Freeze for at least 3 hours before serving.
Makes 12 to 16 servings.

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Mini hotdogs and meatballs

Mini Hot Dogs And Meatballs
36 frozen cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each)
1 (16 ounce) package miniature hot dogs, or little smoked sausages
1 (26 ounce) jar meatless spaghetti sauce
1 (18 ounce) bottle barbecue sauce
1 (12 ounce) bottle chili sauce
Combine all ingredients in 5 to 6 quart slow cooker. Cover; cook on low for 3 hours, or on high for 2 hours until heated through.
Variation:
Add 1 (3 1/2 ounce) package sliced pepperoni.
Makes 15 servings.

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Monday giving thanks!

Thankful to be alive!
Thankful for kind work colleagues
Thankful for my dog
Thankful for good food
A nice warm house!
A hot shower
Clean clothes!
Music and books
Technology!
My friends!
My family!
Having hope!
Stability!
Perspective!
Dr. barry!
My therapist eileen!
My health!

So much to be thankful for…

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A christmas night out

so my mom just called me. she was talking to my sister. they were looking into booking a night out for us all. myself, mom, my sister, and some other family members. for christmas. so we saw that a local bar is doing a rod stuart tribute band night. with a 2 course meal and a dj after the tribute band. so we booked it. I love having christmas party nights out. They are always so much fun. This one should be no exception. Its not until january, jan 5th, but we had to book the tickets now as they already went on sale and they’ll be sold out quickly. Last year we went to a michael buble tribute band which was amazing. Im sure this band will be too. I’m excited to go to it. They do good food too in the bar. So I know we’ll be well fed as well. Roll on the festive season, so we can party!