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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk

First summer session of Nancy Drew Class
The Mystery of the Brass Bound Trunk.

             A cruise ship, jewel thieves, a falling meteor and 
                          Nancy is thrown overboard!

       The girls painted wooden trunks from Hobby Lobby, added jewels (jewels were hidden in the trunk in the book) and then added their initials.  In the book, Nancy is given a trunk with the initials "ND" but her real trunk is lost!

     We also made Brass Bound Trunk Candy (recipe below) from the Nancy Drew Cookbook.

             Next month...
        The Mystery of the Moss Covered Mansion....

   Brass Bound Trunk Candy

   16 ounces semisweet chocolate pieces
   2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
   1 tsp. vanilla
   1/8 tsp. salt
   3/4 cup dry oatmeal
   1/3 cup chopped nuts
   1/4 cup flaked coconut

   Put water in the bottom of a double boiler and bring to a slow boil.  In the top of the double boiler melt chocolate pieces.  Then add condensed milk, vanilla, salt, oatmeal, chopped nuts and coconut to the melted chocolate,  Stir until well blended.
   Grease the bottom and sides of and 8 inch square pan.  Spread the candy mixture in the greased pan.  Put in the refrigerator to chill.  Cut squares and enjoy!:)


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh the joys of Summertime...crafting, swimming, reading, camping. Looks like you guys are making the best of it!!
I sure enjoyed reading your Post below. Inspirational. : )

Tristan said...

oh, i love them! how awesome!!

yumo.i think i need some trunk candy!

Lindsay-ann said...

You always do such fun activities at Nancy Drew classes. Katie's trunk is so pretty, love the colors she used and the polka dots. The candy sounds yummy. I would have to hide mine in 'a brass bound trunk' or it would soon get eaten here!

val said...

what a neat activity to "close the case" with!!!!!

We used to call that candy "Hello Dolly Bars"

Fran. said...

Hey Lori I just got the book about The Moss Covered Mansion a few months ago at an Antique store!! I haven't read it yet but I want to soon! I need another vacation for that!! LOL I'll be checking out what you do for it! Can't wait!! XO Fran. PS BTW Lori do you know that I realized I have done all three of your Nancy Drew swaps! And I still can't remember how I even got to your blog!! LOL