Thank you for all your well wishes for Josh. We narrowly escaped a night in the hospital and he is well on his way to a complete recovery. HOWEVER, he has been so spoiled over the past week that he is almost impossible to live with. I just can't win. Geesh.
On an entirely different note, here are our visiting teaching gifts for February. I found these darling little plates at Target. I whipped up some of these yummy bon-bon treats (one recipe is from Gooseberry Patch and the other is from a friend in Nebraska),put them on the plates and wrapped them with cellophane. Because we all know things look better in cellophane.
Peanut Butter Snowballs
2 cups creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 cups crispy rice cereal
16 oz. pkg. white melting chocolate, chopped
Blend peanut butter, butter and powdered sugar. Add cereal; mix well. Shape into balls by teaspoonfuls. Set balls on wax paper; freeze for several hours to overnight. Melt chocolate in a double boiler over medium-high heat; stir until smooth. Dip balls into melted chocolate; return to wax paper until set.
Peanut Butter Balls
Beat until creamy with an electric mixer:
2 lbs. powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 lb. butter, room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla
8 ounces of peanut butter
Put mixture into refrigerator to harden. Roll into balls and freeze. Melt 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler and dip balls.