Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

Rain,rain,rain. Cindy came and is having trouble leaving our house. The ground really can’t hold any more water.  I really don’t mean to complain and I do enjoy the sounds of rain fallin on the tin roof and the road crew did fix the washout in front of our house but really now….Move on Miss Cindy.

Wonders to behold….another blog win for little ole me. How can this be? Well.. spending a lot of time clicking through blogs helps and sometimes it pays off. This time it was Serendipity Stamps  and my goodness it was hard to decide what to get for the $20.00 credit. Finely settled on a new one for Christmas and a couple of more. The best was the discovery of great clear boxes for cards to be on display when I sell them at a store. Some of my newer cards have so much dimension a regular card fold just will not  hold them. This was a good find. Here are a couple of cards made with the new sunflower stamp.

Now on to comfort food. Why do we always , at least me, go for sweets? I know , like you know ,sweets are NOT good for us but that is always where I turn for comfort in the food world. These little chocolate goodies are just to good to be so bad for us. But they are quick and easy.

Peanut Butter Fudgies

2 cups sugar     2 1/2 Tbs, cocoa     1/2 cup milk    1/2 cup butter ( real please)

1/2 cup peanut butter      2 cups quick-cooking oats ( but I use old fashioned oats)

Combine sugar and cocoa in a large sauce pan and stir until smooth. Add butter.

Place over high heat and bring to a boil; boil 2 min. and remove from heat. add peanut butter and stir until melted; add oats and mix well.

Drop by spoonfuls ( I use a soup spoon ) on to waxed paper on a baking sheet. Cool

Making them on a day like today with all the rain is NOT a good idea. They have trouble setting up and stay runny to long. ( if you don’t finish them of before then )

Gotta go for now, but promise to be back with more cards soon. I have been busy trying to get things ready for sale. Come back and see.

Remember…This is the Lords day…Rejoice and be glad.

Comments on: "More Wins and Comfort Food" (3)

  1. I hope Cindy has moved on now, Beverly. I must say that I like a good storm, but sometimes they can go a little too far! That said – we don’t tend to get tropical storms around here…

  2. CONGRATULATIONS Mrs Bev on the winning!! Someone must be looking out for you . . . I wonder who that could be? 😉

    LOVE that sunflower. Your colouring on the one is perfection, and the other card is amazing. Love the background! Both perfect cards.

    You’re a very clever girl and make the most beautiful cards.

    I think I might be trying that recipe. I shouldn’t…. but I think I might. lol

    With regard to turning to sweets as comfort food . . .

    When Daughter No.2 was in her teens if I saw her going into the biscuits and sweety cupboard I would call out . . . “Whatever it is that you’re looking for can’t be found in tha cupboard darling.” And more often than not she would stand for a moment, thinking, then she’d close the cupboard door without taking anything. She’d then come and sit with me and tell me what it was which was troubling her.

    So Beverly … I say to you …. before removing a thing from the sweet jar/cupboard/ box/bag, ask yourself the following question: Can the thing you’re looking for actually be found in that place you’re now looking?

    A sweety here and a bit of chocolate there never harmed anyone. So don’t beat yourself up on it. It’s only when it gets to be an addiction that it’s a problem.

    I’m of the opinion that Chocolate is addictive … and should be a banned substance! lol
    Although … where that would leave my longing is a mystery to me. lol.

    Sending oodles of l ❤ ve ~ Cobs. x

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