Monday, February 22, 2010

February Visiting Teaching Love

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

Add:
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.


Yummers!

5 comments:

mooreinterest said...

Will you be my Visiting Teacher! You do the most thoughtful things! Amazing as usual!

Lacey said...

Adorable, as usual! So glad to hear Josh is doing better.

Jeni said...

CHA-CHING! Those will cost you 5lbs or a 5 mile run.

They do look good...I love a mixture with peanut butter and powdered sugar.

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Those look SO good! And I love the way you packaged them, too. :)

I also wanted to say that I am sorry to read that Josh was so sick, and so glad to hear that he is doing better! The very word "pneumonia" sends a chill up my spine...how hard to have to go through this while your husband is away! You are a very strong person! (You see, I would be a complete basket case!)

I hope YOU are also doing all right and that you have a good night! :)

Gooseberry Patch said...

Thanks so much for sharing our recipe here...ALL of your treats look delish! For even more Gooseberry goodies, visit our blog at...

www.gooseberrypatch.typepad.com

See you there!