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Amish Cook: Revisit from past

By LOVINA EICHER, The Amish Cook | Dec 24, 2013

Well, I'm searching my brain, trying to think what would logically be the next thing I could write about.
The holidays are in store for us, especially now that December appears on the calendar. Snow permitting, sleigh rides are enjoyed this time of year. Families are busy making plans for their holiday gatherings. All kinds of baking and candy making takes place and lots of these goodies are passed out to family, friends and neighbors and, also, to the ones in need.
The rustle of packages and the appearance of presents increases the excitement of children and even adults at gatherings.
The children enjoy meeting Santa with his treats, while shopping with the businesses with their music, traditional lights and trimmings.
It's a special time of year to always look forward to the holidays.
Although we never know what God has in store for us, December always brings back sad memories when our family left on a trip for the weekend and by Sunday evening word came that my Grandpa had died. It was a sad Christmas for Grandma and the rest of the family of 14 married children and families. Also, I remember holiday gatherings which always seemed so enjoyable at Grandpa's. It just never seemed the same at the gatherings after he was gone. But since my Dad is gone our family gathering has also ended at this time of year. We now have our family to look forward to at holiday time. Here is a holiday recipe:

Peanutty Squares
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup peanuts
2 cups marshmallow crème
4 cups Cheerios
1 stick margarine
1 cup brown sugar

Melt together peanut butter, peanuts, marshmallow crème and margarine. When blended together, add to Cheerios with one cup of brown sugar. Press into a buttered 9x13 pan, allow to cool, and cut into squares.

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