Absolutely EVERY LAST PIECE of IKEA furniture that we picked up 2 weeks ago has been aseembled ---there were no missing parts, or extra parts!
And nothing makes me quite so happy has a bed with a headboard and footboard!
With last year's Celtic Solstice mystery on top!
This is the upstairs guest room --
When we first bought the cabin there were 2 twin beds and a youth bed up here. The rooms are large!
But when we’ve had folks visiting, it has been couples who don’t necessarily want to be put in two small twin beds ---and last summer we put those two twins together and they became a King for my neice and nephew.
The bed post you see in the lower right corner is another twin – Their daughter stays with them as the guest room with the Queen bed, downstairs is usually occupied by my brother in law and his wife.
3 bedrooms, and a house full of guests – how else can we handle this?
At any rate…I love the new bed frame and the two side tables that go on either side,
A memory foam matress topper completed the job of making this look and feel like a king bed in every way, instead of two twins pushed together with a crevice down the center.
That job accomplished – I turned to the kitchen!
My Mission – to give Janet’s Crock Pot Crack recipe a try!
My family LOVES peanut clusters, so I was eager to try this.
Janet left her recipe on the vol 10 Quiltmaker Magazine giveaway post. The giveaway is over, but there are over 600 favorite holiday recipes in the comments section of the post. CHECK IT OUT!
Will it all fit?!
Janet’s recipe for Crock Pot Crack:
Crock pot Crack
1 - 16 oz jar(s)unsalted peanuts
1 - 16 oz. jar(s)salted peanuts
1 - 12 oz bag(s)semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - 12 oz bag(s) milk chocolate chips
2 - 10 oz bag(s)peanut butter chips
2 - 1 lb pkg white almond bark or vanilla candy coating
Layer all ingredients in a large crockpot (starting with peanuts). Turn the pot on low, cover with lid, and leave sitting for 2 hours. Then, remove lid and stir to combine. Replace lid and leave sitting for another 30 minutes. Stir again and then spoon mixture on to wax paper or non-stick aluminum foil. Allow to harden for at least 1 hour. Enjoy!
It melted down to this after 2 hours!
Dropping by spoonful's onto wax paper.
Holy cow! How much does this make?
((You should smell my kitchen! Everything smells like a Reese’s factory!))
Miles of peanut clusters!
And the clean up was not that bad…..since the contents of the crock pot were still warm, some simple soap and water dissolved everything and down the drain it went.
As for the taste? Very good! Very very very sweet though – so I think next time I do this I will eliminate the milk chocolate chips and just double the amount of semi-sweet chips. I’d like these a bit darker, a bit less sweet, and I think that would do it.
I also didn't have a jar of unsalted peanuts, the store was out -- so I used a 35oz jar of salted peanuts instead. It worked just fine and I didn't notice that it was any saltier than normal.
Does anyone know….can you spread this in pans and then just break it into chunks when it is done? Or cut it with a knife?
The most tedious part was spooning the mixture out on to the wax paper.
Boys should be arriving tonight ---but late late since they are both coming after work. It’s likely I won’t see them until breakfast ----
And the sun goes down over Buck Mountain.
Good Night, Sun!
Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone!