Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Buckeyes win…

…and so did CGMan.

He wanted to help with the drawing for the candy. He has always loved football pools and gambling on the outcome of the football game. We always hosted Super Bowl Sunday and he would have several different pools going at once.

We made the sheet with the numbers and randomly assigned the names to the numbers.IMG_1612

Phoebe offered to eat a name for me, but I told her we’d save that for another drawing.

The object of being assigned a number was to add up the final score and the last digit would decide the winner.

The final score Navy 27, BUCKEYES 31, making the total 58 and the winner- CGMan.


He was so excited. He enthusiastically asked for his box of Buckeyes, and by enthusiastically I mean he hollered “Gimme my candy!”  I reminded him that I made these for him home made and maybe he would want to give the pretty box of store bought Buckeyes to one of the readers. He said, “Gimme my candy”. So I gave him the candy and he was a very happy Buckeye. I will say he did share them. And when I say share, I mean he said we could have one.

As a wonderful parting gift for our players, I will share with you my recipe for Buckeye Candy. They are way better than store bought anyway.

The Best Buckeye Candy in the Land

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (don’t use organic)

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups sifted confectioners sugar

6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons shortening


1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper, set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, mix peanut butter, butter, vanilla and confectioners sugar with hands to form a smooth and stiff dough. Shape into balls using 2 teaspoons for each ball. Place on prepared pan and refrigerate.

3. Melt shortening and chocolate together in a double boiler (or a small metal bowl over simmering water), stirring occasionally until smooth, then remove from heat.

4.Remove balls from fridge. Insert a wooden toothpick into a ball and dip into melted chocolate. Return to wax paper, chocolate side down and remove toothpick. Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set. Slide finger over toothpick hole to cover it.

Place on all your holiday trays to amaze your family and friends!

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