Friday, December 23, 2011

tipsy turtle friday!

Happy Friday my lovely friends! Christmas is in 2 days!! TWO DAYS! Are you ready? I definitely am! Today is Christmas Eve in my sister's life which means the big man comes to her house tonight to bring presents to my niece. They started that tradition years ago so they could experience the magic of Christmas morning with her even though they only have her on Christmas Eve. (She spends Christmas day with her mom) So today marks day one of our three day extravaganza and I'm super excited.
First I want to share with you my absolute favorite Christmas treat recipe. It's for tipsy turtle bark. It couldn't be easier and it is seriously delicious.

Tipsy Turtles:
1 bag good quality chocolate chips
1 bag chewy caramels
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup whiskey
1 cup chopped pecans

Melt chocolate and spread to about 1/8-1/4 inch thick on a nonstick surface. I use a silicone mat. Put it in the refrigerator to help it set a bit faster. While chocolate is setting, melt caramel with the heavy cream and whiskey. Once smooth pour it over the set chocolate. Top with chopped pecans and refrigerate until caramel is also set. Cut into squares.
Proceed to eat the entire tray. Then repeat!
I always have to make two batches because I eat one myself!!

Now onto my favorite link up!! For Friday fancies this week we're dreaming of a white Christmas. I don't think that we'll get to enjoy snow this Christmas, but I'm still hoping! I decided to go pretty darn fancy and with a "winter white." This is definitely not what I'll be wearing on Christmas day, but I wish I was! I wish there was a holiday event that required this dress, it is just gorgeous!

winter white

I hope you all have a magical holiday weekend. Merry Christmas!


briannelee said...

Such a pretty look you created!

Amy G. said...

Oh I am in love with that dress! The lace is so pretty! Have a merry Christmas and enjoy spending time with your family!

Ana {Oh Simply Loving You!} said...

I love this dress and the pearls...oh I love any kid of pearls! I picked a similar dress for my Friday's Fancies

Anna Elder said...

Yum & what a pretty outfit! Love those earrings.