Monday, September 15, 2008

My Olympic Recap

Remember my personalized olympic events? Today, I believe I became a medalist in one of them! We got our MidAmerican monthly statement and our budget billing is dropping $4o a month! Woo-hoo!!! Thank you very much! It sort of helped that this summer wasn't unbearbly hot, but there were sure days I wondered if I should shut-it-up and cool-it-down!
Now, we'll be sliding to the other spectrum soon of layers and socks and'll all be worth it though!

Because I'm getting in the fall mode so much, cinnamon is popping up in all my recipes! Here's the treat I made today for our Drake students. I think it needs some apple cider to complement it. Mmmm!!!!

Praline Pecan Crunch
8 c. Cinnamon Life Cereal
2 c. pecan halves
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Heat oven to 250 degrees. Mix cereal and pecans in an oven-safe pan (roaster or jelly roll pan). Mix corn syrup, brown sugar, and butter in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir well and microwave another 1 1/2 minutes until boiling. Stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over cereal mixture. Stir to coat evenly. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

**If you want to use the whole box of cereal it equals out to making the recipe 1 and 3/8 times...weird math. Double the ingredients and back them off a little. :)


peter marie said...

Great job!! You know, my mom says to this day that we never got sick because we grew up in a cold house and germs don't live in cold air. I don't know if I believe her though. I'm still a little traumatized by those nights sleeping under 5 blankets without being able to move in fear that I wouldn't be able to warm up again!