Archive for January 13th, 2008

4 Things About Me

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

One of my cousins ( whom I haven’t seen since she was a baby) forwarded this meme to me:

Four jobs I have had in my life:

1. Seamstress making embroidered, smocked peasant blouses

2. Receptionist/technical typist for an accounting firm

3. Stay-at-home wife and mother for half of my life

4. Math paraeducator in a middle school

Four Places I have Lived:

1. Arizona

2. California

3. Oregon

4. Washington state

Four places I’ve been on vacation:

1. Yosemite National Park, CA

2. Bryce and Zion National Parks, Utah

3. Pt. Reyes National Seashore, Inverness, CA

4. Disneyland, California

Four of my favorite cuisines:

1. Mexican

2. Italian

3. East Indian

4. Greek

Four places I would rather be right now:

I’m actually content where I am, but to play along, I will say:

1. Somewhere sunnier

2. Somewhere warmer

3. Visiting friends and relatives whom I haven’t seen for a long time

4. Heaven (of course, but it’s not time yet)

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

3 cups crushed graham crackers (about 48 squares)

½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla

Confectioners’ sugar

In a microwave bowl, combine milk and chocolate chips. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until chips are melted; stir until smooth. Stir in vanilla, graham crackers and walnuts. Shape into a 17-inch log; roll in sugar. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Unwrap and cut into ¼-inch slices. Makes about 5 ½ dozen.

These cookies taste like a lighter version of fudge. They melt in your mouth. Yum!