Okay. Are you wondering what chocolate transfer sheets are? I first found out about them by seeing some beautiful candy online and wanted to make it too. It's a sheet of acetate with an edible print on it that you can transfer onto chocolate by spreading the melted chocolate on it. I found out they used transfer sheets and I couldn't find any in Utah and the only ones I found online were $15 a sheet. Then on Tuesday I was looking around again and found them lots cheaper at http://www.fancyflours.com/ so I decided to buy 2 sheets and experiment with them. I also saw the apron and it was so cute that I just "had" to get it too. (It's sold out now so apparently I got the last one. I told you I was spoiled.) Merry Christmas to me!
In top of double boiler over low heat or in microwave, melt caramels with water. Remove from heat and stir in pecans and cereal. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto lightly greased waxed paper. Chill until firm. Melt candy melts and dip candies until coated. Place on wax paper and chill until set.
Besides the candy, I made Lomo Saltado for the potluck, a favorite of Elder Paredes from Bolivia who is serving in our ward. We really like it too. I didn't make it with the potatoes this time.
1 1/2 tablespoons crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 lbs beef tenderloin, cut into strips
2 medium red onions, cut into strips
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
Salt & pepper, to taste
1-2 jalapeño pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
4 potatoes, peeled & cut into strips
1/2-1 teaspoon paprika
Canola oil, for frying
Make a paste by combining the garlic & salt. Whisk together the garlic paste, rice vinegar, soy sauce, canola oil, cumin, & ground black pepper.
As the ingredients are cooking in the wok, sprinkle the potatoes with paprika & fry in a separate pan. Once done add to the other ingredients.