Bits of Sweetness: New news

New news

So, in new news,God graciously provided the money for us to purchase a car! It's a 1998 Honda Civic LX and we bought it from the original owner! It's black, four door, has cruise control, air conditioning, (and great heat in only 3 minutes! compared to the ten or so of our other car), a CD player, fairly new all weather tires, and is in great condition. Oh. Did I mention it's a manual ??!! I love manual cars. They are so fun to drive. The things you vow you'll never do..... :-) I'm so glad I did though! It's not something everyone knows how to do. Both Josh and I do. The nice thing is that we can can switch to cruise control and it saves our feet! The lady filled it up with a full tank of gas the day before. Oh speaking of gas it gets 30 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the freeway. Great deal! It was only a little over $17 to fill it up today!! Woohoo! We were originally thinking of selling our 88 Toyota and keeping just this car and the truck but we were talking with Josh's dad and realized that if we kept all three and switched the truck to "utility" or "pleasure use" it would be just a fraction of the cost to insure. It's hard to find people who have trucks! Now Josh can drive the Toyota to work (it definitely gets better mpg than the truck!) and we have a second car to use. In other news, I'm back to full time hours but my shift switched to 830-530. It's different having it be later when I'm off but I sure don't mind sleeping in more! My assistant moved to another room so it's just me right now. I don't mind that either. Here are some pictures of the car.

And to end the post, here's a super tasty yet simple recipe for "toffee."
About 13-14 saltine crackers (either salted or unsalted)
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips (I like milk chocolate)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet (one that has sides) with foil. Completely cover with one layer of saltines. In saucepan on stovetop, melt butter. Add brown sugar and boil for 3 minutes, stirring the entire time. Pour over crackers and spread evenly. Bake for 5-6 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then spread evenly. Let cool. Cut into squares. (I found it worked well to refrigerate for 1-2 hours to help it set faster, then let it sit at room temperature.) Enjoy!

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