I hope that this Christmas season finds you well.
I have to admit, I’m a bit worried because when I saw you at the mall the other day, you looked as if you could use some rest. I thought about bringing you over a big pretzel or an Icee or something, but I wasn’t sure if that would make your elf assistant jealous and the last thing I want to deal with is an angry elf.
But really, I have a vested interest in your health and well-being, considering that I am counting on you to fulfill all of my son’s Christmas dreams.
No pressure or anything, but I’m pretty sure that a jet pack is at the top of his list. Obviously, I realize that a jet pack is a long shot, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t kinda hoping for one too.
Also, the last several years, I’ve sort of been eating the cookies that my kid leaves out for you on Christmas Eve.
Are you mad?
Because I could stop, but I kind of thought that it wouldn’t kill you to pass on a cookie every now and again.
Okay, that sounded mean.
Is this whole cookie thing going to have any effect on my chances of getting a jet pack?
Also, sometimes I tell my kid that you are watching him when I’m not really sure that you are. But I’m assuming that you are totally okay with me using you as a threat to my child.
Someone has got to be the bad guy, right?
Okay, well….um……I’m thinking that I might buy my kid some stuff and set it aside, just in case you don’t make it to our house this year.
Better safe than sorry, I always say.
I hope you and Mrs. Claus have a wonderful holiday (btw, you really might consider buying her a new outfit or taking her to get her hair highlighted–just a harmless bit of constructive criticism) and I’ll be anxiously awaiting my son’s jet pack that is totally for him and I will never ever be using.
Your biggest fan,
Here’s a quick and easy (and yummy) Christmas treat that is great for gifting: Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Pretzels.
And I get that these are so easy that maybe they don’t even really count as a recipe, but it’s five days before Christmas and I’ve got presents to wrap, halls to deck, and figgy pudding to bring.
Okay…I was lying about the figgy pudding.
And the hall decking.
Whatev, stop judging me.
What you need:
Pretzel rods (I used small pretzel rods, but you could use the full size ones if you want)
Peanut Butter (I used creamy, but crunchy would probably work too)
Chocolate Almond Bark
Toffee pieces (sprinkles, mini M&Ms, or crushed Butterfingers would probably be quite yummy as well)
Spread each pretzel rod 3/4 of the way with peanut butter all the way around and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Once all pretzel rods are coated, set in the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour.
Dip peanut butter pretzels in melted almond bark, making sure to completely coat the peanut butter. While chocolate is still wet, sprinkle with toffee or other candy. Place back on wax lined cookie sheet and chill finished pretzels until firm.
Who wouldn’t want a box of these for Christmas and/or a jet pack?
Have a happy Monday and thanks for stopping by!!