December Daily | Day 15

Why is shopping for Christmas presents so exhausting? Today was a major shop-til-we-drop day. It’s crunch time. If we are lucky everything will get mailed in time to deliver before Christmas Day. Are you in the same situation?

Parker, hubby & I dropped the dogs off at the groomers, then went to Krispie Kreme for a gift card. Upon walking into KK we were overwhelmed with hot donuts coming off the line. If I worked at KK, I think I would get sick of smelling donuts every single day. Just watching the donuts travel down the conveyor, being showered with surgery icing, made my belly hurt. I wish I had my camera with me. Parker’s face was pressed up against the glass, mesmerized.

It was 4 more stops for gifts…pick up the dogs at the groomers, wrap and package the gifts that need to ship tomorrow, pick Alex up at school, skate practice, back home for dinner, make popcorn treats to ship & for teachers, wrap more gifts…I need a nap.

Alex actually cried when she saw Rocco for the first time after the groomers got their shears on him! I think he is cute, but he looks naked. Where is his sweater?

Tomorrow is the last day of school and then it’s 2 weeks and 1 day of winter break! We made 2 large batches of  S’more popcorn to give to all the teachers. It’s super easy.

You need: chocolate Candiquick, a bag of microwave popcorn (popped), cinnamon toast crunch cereal, colorful M&Ms, mini marshmallows and white chocolate to drizzle. Melt chocolate per instructions on package–about 1/2 the package or so. (I didn’t measure anything; just used my judgement. I am rebel!). In a large bowl mix popped popcorn and  melted chocolate to coat. Careful not to crush the popcorn. Add hands full of cereal and marshmallows, stirring until everything is coated and sticky. Dump the bowl onto wax paper and carefully spread out to an even layer. Let it set.

Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate per instructions on package. Drizzle white chocolate over mixture on wax paper. Once it is completely set you can gently break into pieces. I toss in the M&Ms at this point. Put in a pretty tin or bags and hand out. Yum!

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