Medicine or Candy Bars?
Jul. 28, 2012 11:38 pm
Updated: Jul. 31, 2012 6:48 am
I have no updates to share re: my new medical issue, but at least now I'm more at ease, and can share what I know... The hygenist found a "spot" when she cleaned my teeth. Two weeks later, the dentist called it a LUMP. A spot didn't worry me much, but
as a "lump" and being told things like "need a biopsy" and, "will require out-patient general anesthesia.." well, I know enough about medicine to not like the sounds of all this, and my head grabbed the ball and ran to all kinds of places that it had no business
going! Next step, skip the "dental surgeon" my dentist wanted me to see, and opt for my MD to carry this issue into the "medical" field - I've much better MEDICAL insurance than my dental! Stalled in the water, as it were, but at least more at ease now....
I must thank you all for the support that I've received after having vanished for a while, it means a lot to me!
Meanwhile, one thing that I did make while I was AWOL from allrecipes, is a version of one of my fav candy bars... I imagine that I've shared, that more than craving sweets, I crave salty/crunchy. Hand me a bag of potato chips, and you'll never find more
than crumbs in a bag!
I don't often buy a candy bar, and when I do, it's a matter of just what my taste buds are craving... Peppermint and dark chocolate, milk chocolate, peanut butter and chocolate... One of my all time choices has been a bar called a "Payday." Can't even tell
you which maker of confections produces this salty but sweet morsel, but when the mood hits, it will hit the spot! So, a number of weeks ago now, I found a recipe to "make your own,"
Salty Nut Bars.
Thinking that after a trip to grocery that I had all of the required ingredients, I was dismayed to discover that I was missing peanut butter chips! I hummed and hawed, and finally thought that I didn't recall the filling as being all that peanut flavored.
Totally unlike me, and perhaps the first time in my cooking efforts, I decided to "wing" it, and sub the chips. So, here's the original recipe that I found at copykat.com for
SALTED NUT ROLLS:
1 can sweetened condensed milk (such as Eagle brand)
2+1/2 tbls butter
12 ozs peanut butter chips
1 cup mini marshmallows
16 ozs dry roasted peanuts
spread 1/2 of the nuts in a 9x13 baking pan. Melt first 4 ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Pour over nuts, and spread. Top with remaining nuts. (next time, I'll press it into the pan at this point.)
If the recipe said to spray the pan with cooking spray, I neglected to write that down, but I would recommend it - at least the way I made it I would have thought my version to be less likely to stick... it did anyway! I also found that 16ozs of nuts simply
Well, friends, be happy, be healthy, be crazy... and thanks again - I'll keep you posted on the spot/lump in my throat as I learn more!