Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Day celebration and some Rocky Road

Yesterday Amanda mentioned the New Years Day celebration our family carries out each year. I thought I would share this years menu and a recipe of a family favorite holiday tradition. My mom started making Rocky Road candy when I was in Jr. High School and it has been requested by neighbors every year since.

Rocky Road Candy
1 - 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 Tbls. butter
2 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 - 10 1/2 oz. pkg. mini-marshmallows
In a large bowl combine nuts and marshmallows. Line a 9 x 13 inch cake pan with waxed paper. In a heavy saucepan on low heat melt choc. chips with sweetened milk and butter. Remove from heat and fold into nut and marshmallow mixture. Pour into prepared pan and spread to fill in the corners. Chill for 2 hours. Remove from pan and peel off wax paper; cut into squares with a large knife.
**To make Double Peanutty**
Omit butter - stir 1/2 cup peanut butter into the choc. mixture then proceed as directed.

So here is the menu:
The serious stuff!
-Stuffed Mushrooms (featured tomorrow here on Paisley)
-Buffalo Dip (featured yesterday here on Paisley)
-7 Layer Dip with Juanita's Tortilla Chips
-Undersized hot dogs - recipe for a future post
-Cheese and Meat platter with Ritz and/or dinner rolls
-Spray cheese -preferably sharp! (each child gets to choose 1 thing on the menu and this is a repeated staple for some reason)
-Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip

The sweet stuff!
-Rocky Road Candy (featured today)
-Big Bowl of M&M's and other leftover Christmas candy
-Sweet Chex Mix
-Rice Krispie Treats

For beverage we have Shasta Cream Soda and bottles of water. I prefer to save my calories for food rather than drink them so I start with 1 Diet Pepsi and then move to water.

I pray your New Year is full of peace and joy!

I have linked to some of THESE fabulous parties!

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