Monday, December 17, 2018

365 LLC Days 348 - 350: Of Recipes To Share, 7 Unique Meetup Venues, & Amusement Park Walkthroughs

December 14, 2018

It just so happens that I had a mighty need for something sweet today so I've dug up a new recipe in hopes of satiating my sweet tooth, this being the end results. I don't often eat peanut butter but I wanted peanut butter cups and I had just purchased some for a different recipe and remembered my mother mentioning making her own. It also just so happened that I had all of the ingredients to make this.

<3 Ingredients <3

<3 1 cup peanut butter (I only had crunchy but it worked just fine)
<3 1/4 cup butter melted
<3 2 tablespoons brown sugar
 <3 2 teaspoons vanilla
<3 dash of salt
<3 2 cups powdered sugar
<3 10-12 oz. bakers chocolate or chocolate chips.

For this batch I halved everything because I know I would be the only one to have any, though I did give half my batch to a neighbor. I still have plenty!

<3 Stir together the peanut butter with the melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and dash of salt.

<3 Next, gradually mix in the powdered sugar.

<3 On a prepared pan or dish with wax or parchment paper roll out the mix or flatten it to desired thickness.

<3 Put in the freezer for about 15 minutes, longer is fine too.

<3 Grab your favorite cookie cutter and go to town!

<3 Place cut out shapes back into the freezer for about 45-60 minutes.

<3 Melt chocolate and set out another sheet of your preferred paper.

<3 Use a fork to dip your peanut butter shapes into the melted chocolate and set aside to dry. If you have the paper set on a pan you can tap it on your counter to even disperse your chocolate. Refrigerate to set and dry the chocolate and you can store it there till you are ready to enjoy.

I made about 25 of these but I may have made my shapes a little to thin in comparison to how others' would like them. Use your own discretion when making them.

December 15, 2018

When I first started to go over this prompt in my head my mind got stuck on places to go during the winter seasons...I had to go back and readjust what I came up with when I looked back over the prompt. Here are the ones I eventually came up with that I thought would be fun to go to but still be a bit more unique for Lolita meets.

<3 Visit the Arcade <3

There aren’t many left around but it would be fun to go to.

<3 Historic Cemetery Visits <3 

Maybe not everyone’s cup of tea cut it is mine. My family and I would go visit historic cemeteries, take photos, do grave rubbings, and just enjoy the walk around and reflecting. Historic cemeteries are often very beautiful places that are under appreciated.

<3 Floral Arrangement Workshop <3

This one may cost a pretty penny but I think it would be worth it and very fun to take a class together, for a meetup. Some people may assume it would be a bit dirty and hectic but it’s actually not very so unless you keep breaking stems or knocking over your flowers. You may have to soak your or grab your own sponge for your arrangement, depending what’s being used for the base but it’s not very messy. (Worked in a greenhouse with my mother who is a florist).

<3 Lazer Tag <3 

Later tag. Enough said.

<3 Horseback Riding <3 

There are actually some nice trail rides that people can sign up to do and the pricing isn’t all that bad. Some people may have minor difficulties at first but there are always guides to help.

<3 Archery Lesson <3 

I just want to try learning how to properly shoot a bow and arrow and it would definitely be unique to do as a group. 

<3 Canoe Trip <3

I just thought this could be relaxing to do as a group and haven’t seen mention of many people doing this sort of meet. I think it would make a lovely day on a relaxed canoe trip.

December 16, 2018

Funny thing with these amusement park walkthroughs is that I find the ones for abandoned ones far 
easier to watch, being more my cup of tea. At first I wasn't certain if I was going to share one of the abandoned ones or one I've never seen before (which could have been almost all of them) but then I decided to look up the oldest operational ones and found Dyrehavsbakken, in Klampenborg, Denmark. Opened in 1583, making it 435 years old and placing it in the Guinness Book of World Records. 

Ithat last one was more fun to search through than I first anticipated. I dodn’t Watch the video with sound because of things going on in the background but it was still nice. I did find it interesting to learn it was so old and when it was first opened. There is also a section of the park that is seemingly dedicated to Santa and Xmas. I guess it was the perfect time to find this one.

Well I must be off to bed, I have definitely burned my wick at both ends tonight and need to wash my teacup. Cheers! XOXO!

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