It's such a special time of year,
when we remember the Reason for the Season.
Have you ever tried practiced the art of Scherenschnitte?
I think I spelled that wrong.
Scherenschnitte is a form of paper cutting , sometimes such min-ute cuts that I have a very difficult time mastering.
This Nativity was my second cutting, and then a third for gifts for my Mom and Mom-in-Law.
My first attempt was of White Trees, done in such a way as to make them stand on their own...
I did them as a Christmas gift for two sisters, who, at the time,
lived far away and would not be home for Christmas.
I wonder if they still have them?
Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus, I made of paper ribbon many years ago. They come out each Christmas for the GrandLoves to play-act the Christmas story. I love that they know and understand the Reason for the Season.
OK, food, sustenance, necessary Christmas goodies...something sweet!
What do you do with 40 Saltines...
I make ' Saltine Toffee Bark.'
It's so fast and easy. Line a cookie sheet 10x15 pan, with heavy duty aluminum foil. Line 40 saltines on the sheet.
Next, melt 2 sticks, ( that's 1 Cup ) of real butter with
3/4 Cup of sugar until it comes to a boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, boil 1-2 min.
Pour the boiling hot butter/sugar mixture over the saltines, and quickly spread over the crackers to cover them.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 7-10 min. or until bubbly.
Next, as soon as you pull the pan from the oven,
add 2 Cups of Semi-Sweet Cho. Chips on top of crackers. They will warm and soften enough to spread over the top to cover the saltines.
Cover with an 8 oz. bag of Toffee Chips. That's it!
Refrigerate 1 hr. before breaking into bite-sized pieces of
Saltine Toffee Bark.
Store in an air tight container. I keep mine refrigerated until ready to use.
These are so sweet and Melt In Your Mouth Delicious, that if eaten too many, your next appointment will be with your dentist and your bathroom scale....LOL
Do enjoy every mouth-watering bite.
This box full will be going to our family Christmas which is just around the corner.
Do you have your baking/ making /shopping done yet? I haven't even started.
Mercy Me., and we celebrate this weekend. :o/