Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Real Cliffhanger: Democrats Dilemma

To help you plan your week after Thanksgiving: The Democrats’ seditious proceedings will continue in the House Judiciary Committee on December 4th when they hold its first hearing on the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump (VSG).

Image result for house on cliff erosionJudiciary members convene to assess the damage

They face a Kabuki dilemma: do they move the house or rebuild the cliff?

House-Falling-Off-Cliff2I’m hoping they decide to rebuild the cliff

Totally different topic: I promised Lisa D my recipe for Rum Balls and totally forgot. Probably too late for Thanksgiving, but make them now and they’ll be properly aged by Christmas.

Holiday Rum Balls

Rum Balls Recipe


  • 3 cups crushed vanilla wafers: old fashioned way, rolling pin, new fangled way, food processor
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup rum – my family always used plain old Bacardi Silver but you could use dark rum or even spiced if that’s how you roll. Or you could use bourbon, in which case they’re bourbon balls of course.


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, cocoa, and nuts. Stir in vanilla, corn syrup and rum.
  2. Scoop and shape into approximately 1 inch balls.
  3. Roll Rum Balls in regular sugar, confectioner’s sugar or cocoa. Store in a tin (old fashioned) or other airtight container (new fangled). They keep well for weeks, in fact they improve with age.

Also pretty when served in mini-cupcake liners.

Rum balls coated in both cocoa powder and powdered sugar arranged on a plate