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post #76 of 126
I have the recipe, thanks (I'm making some this morning). I just noticed there didn't seem to be any on the document.
It's just the one my mom made back in the 1940s...yeesh! She made the same darn recipe for 70 years?! She died last year, so they are being made by me from now on. I added the measurements, Mom was a 'put it in until it's right' cook.
Vera's Butter Mints
1 box powdered sugar (4 cups)
1/2 stick margarine or butter (1/4 c.)
Pinch salt
Evaporated milk
peppermint *
Mix powdered sugar, margarine, and salt. Add evaporated milk as needed to make consistency of Playdough tm
Then roll into thin logs and slice. Let dry on one side to form a crust, then flip to dry the other side.
You can make patties and dip in chocolate for peppermint patties if you like.
* I make them as strong as Altoids tm.
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post #77 of 126
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Ok, awesome! I have added both versions to the doc. 7yyrt, I love that you picked up where your mom left off and continue the family tradition. I am always looking to start traditions, and carry on with any I can remember because we didn't have many of those while I was growing up. I love that you're keeping your mom with you!!
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post #78 of 126
I don't have a candy recipe, just a little story about being fat. This is a true story that was in a newspaper many, many years ago. A man was in the North Woods (not sure where they are) and was mauled by a bear. It took over 1000 stitches but he lived because he was overweight (nice way of saying fat). I look at it this way, if I ever meet a bear I know I'm gonna live!!! So for all you skinny people, stay out of the woods. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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post #79 of 126
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Muahahahahahahahahahaha! icon_lol.gificon_cry.gif

Oh, that was awesome. I could kick a bears @ss! icon_razz.gif Well, if he was of the 'stuffed' variety. And then I'd just squeeze him and kiss him til his little button eyes pop off!
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post #80 of 126
Help...

Would love to make the cream cheese mints ahead of time. Trickey situation we will be traveling. Do you think I could keep them in a cooler. It would need to keep at least 10 hours ( just to be generous).

Also with the Vera's mints do they need to be refrigerated?

Thanks for the help. Love this thread!!!
post #81 of 126
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You could certainly put them in a cooler with a little ice pack and they should be fine. At a wedding they sit out at room temp for hours before being eaten. thumbs_up.gif
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post #82 of 126
Thanks...they might bring back a lot of memories for a few relatives icon_smile.gif
post #83 of 126
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Originally Posted by cakegrandma

I don't have a candy recipe, just a little story about being fat. This is a true story that was in a newspaper many, many years ago. A man was in the North Woods (not sure where they are) and was mauled by a bear. It took over 1000 stitches but he lived because he was overweight (nice way of saying fat). I look at it this way, if I ever meet a bear I know I'm gonna live!!! So for all you skinny people, stay out of the woods. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
evelyn



You know it's funny, if I could come back as any animal, I would want to be a bear. Why? A bear's life consists of A) Eating and B) Sleeping. icon_biggrin.gif When a bear gets mad -- PEOPLE TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY!! icon_biggrin.gif A bear can gain weight and it's A GOOD, HEALTHY THING! icon_biggrin.gif And finally, a bear NEVER has to shave her legs!! icon_lol.gif Yep, I definitely want to come back as a bear! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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post #84 of 126
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Originally Posted by aquamom

Thanks...they might bring back a lot of memories for a few relatives icon_smile.gif



Oh, they will be thrilled to see them! How sweet of you!!

Bob - sign me up! I wanna be a bear too! Of course, with my luck, I'd end up riding a tiny tricycle in some low budget circus. icon_cry.gif I don't WANNA wear that stupid bow-tie!!!
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post #85 of 126
I don't mind shaving my legs, BWB... it's the underarms that have never been comfortable to me.
I think I'd like to be a free-range chicken.
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Mom used to just keep the mints in a tin on a shelf.
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post #86 of 126
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Originally Posted by 7yyrt

I don't mind shaving my legs, BWB... it's the underarms that have never been comfortable to me.
I think I'd like to be a free-range chicken.
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Mom used to just keep the mints in a tin on a shelf.



A free range chicken??? icon_eek.gif Then people would kill you and eat you! icon_cool.gif
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post #87 of 126
Not mine, they die of old age.
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post #88 of 126
bobwonderbuns, don't forget, bears get to sleep all winter......
post #89 of 126
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Originally Posted by tazmycat

bobwonderbuns, don't forget, bears get to sleep all winter......



Oh yah!!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #90 of 126
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Originally Posted by tazmycat

bobwonderbuns, don't forget, bears get to sleep all winter......



Yeah baby! thumbs_up.gificon_wink.gificon_razz.gif
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