I said I was going to post every Wednesday, but the day AND the evening got away from me. Yesterday I just couldn't seem to move a muscle of this old body, so I just relaxed and let everything go. I am doing a little better tonight, so have no good reason to procrastinate longer. Besides, I am eager to hear from everyone again. It's still hard for me to believe that it is Thursday though.
I just have to say, before I forget, that my new glasses are working great!! It's about time. It is so much better to have my prescription glasses work, instead of having to use the kind you buy at the drugstore. My eyes don't get quite so tired now when I do all my puzzles each morning. I'm definitely having some problem with allergy in my eyes though, due to all the junk that is floating through the air. They are scalping all the grass and planting rye for the winter here in our beautiful Palm Desert. A lot of it has beeen going on the last week or so in our neighborhood, so of course each fall I have a bit of a problem, not as much as I did before I started to take a nasal inhalation of a spray with cortisone in it. It is called fluticasone. It has helped a lot. I take it in the spring too for my hair fever, or I would really be miserable. Darn these allergies of mine!
Our party last Saturday at Pikes was a great success!!! It was for the husbands of the High Priests and their wives. We had almost forty people there and the food was absolutely terrific! Everyone brought either an appetizer or a dessert. It was from 4:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon, but I think everyone ate so much that it was likely no one went home and had dinner. So many of the appetizers were hot and yummy. I took one of my all time favorite and EASY desserts called Butter Pecan Squares. It is the easiest dessert ever and I needed something easy. I decided to post the recipe right now. Try it...........I can gaurantee it will be a hit with you too.
Butter Pecan Squares:
1/2 cup butter, softened 1egg
1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour 2 cups milk chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans
In large mixer bowl cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Blend in flour. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup pecans. Pour into greased 8 inch square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips. When chips melt, spread evenly over top with knife. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans. Cool, then cut into squares. Makes 16.
Try it: I know you will love it!! I sometimes use regular chocolate chips for the dough, but always try to use milk chocolate one on the top.
Yesterday we visited an older lady from our Ward who lives in a beautiful assisted living facility. We took a whole recipe to her so she could share it with the other four ladies who live there. I am sure they will love it. I meant to call her today to see how they liked it, but have had such a busy day that I forgot. This morning I went to my hemotologist to get my hemoglobin tested and to see the doctor. My hemolglobin was way way down, so they kept me there for the rest of the morning to have an iron infusion. I have to go back in a week and have another one. It's no wonder I could hardly drag myself around. I know I will feel much better after getting my iron next week. It seems like I do have to have these infusions fairly often and I hadn't had one since May. They never have been able to find out why I am losing blood. They did an endoscopy and a colonoscopy but couldn't find anything amiss in either my stomach or my intestines. So I guess I'll just have to keep on with the iron, or even have another blood transfusion one of these times.
Sorry I'm late, who knows, I may take Sue's advice and just post when I feel like it, but after all twelve of you post I know that if I want to hear from you again, I will need to post. Also, I do like to keep track this way of what I do each week. It is like keeping a journal for me. I can't imagine that any of you can truly be interested in that, but I am glad you are. I LOVE HEARING FROM YOU GUYS ANY TIME, and that's the truth. I love you all.................