Friday, December 2, 2011
IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
So I'll be in the kitchen today baking Christmas cookies. Every year I say I'm not going to bake any, being zaftig (Ha! Spell check didn't recognize this word and suggested softie! That too!) I certainly could do without the temptation, but then someone will say, "just our favorites"and pretty soon I've baked up dozen upon dozens. But it is nice to give away tins of the goodies. They are nice to have on hand for unexpected gifts, too. Plus they've become part of the Christmas traditions for many of my family members. Been hearing from some relatives that have been silent lately. Of course they always mention the tins that I send them. Hmmm?
When my sister and I were girls,we made batches upon batches of fudge to give away. We had quite a long list; grandparents, friends,teachers, the vicar, Girl Scout leaders, and of course that cute boy in class. Does anyone make fudge anymore? You never hear of it. Probably gone the way of crinoline slips and sock hops! Well, here's a recipe that we used:
Mamie Eisenhower's Fudge
Boil for 6 minutes:
4 1/2 C. sugar
2 tbsp. butter
1 can evaporated milk
1 bar German Sweet Chocolate
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 small jar of marshmallow topping
2 C. cashews, chopped
Stir until blended. Pour into a 9" greased pan and refrigerate until set. Cut into small squares. A little goes a long way!
I've talked myself into it. I'm going to include some of Mamie's fudge in my Christmas tins. Hope my sisters will enjoy this blast from the past.
While all of this festivity is fun, let us not forget the real reason for the season, the birth of our Savior!