Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Random Happenings

I'm determined not to let the volume of things that I need to get done in the next 16 days stress me out. I refuse to be stressed this season . Does it really matter that I don't have the tree up yet? Not in the big scheme of things. Right? That's what I thought too.

Tonight I am attempting to make fudge for the first time. So far, it's coming out a bit too gritty from the sugar. I'm sure there is some trick or maybe it's just my recipe. The kind I'm making is called Dreamy fudge and it has marshmallows, evaporated milk, butter and sugar and then you add either peanut butter or chocolate chips after you take it off the stove. I tried the chocolate kind first and after hubby gets done making dinner and cookies I'm going to try the peanut butter. Hubby is going to make cookies and then tomorrow we're going to make up goodie bags and deliver them to our home teachers etc. That's the plan anyway. Wish us luck and that the fudge is edible.

The tree, decorations, present wrapping and the rest will get done eventually. I will be over here not stressing about it and enjoying the season. Even if I have to talk myself into every day.

6 comments:

Ames Family... said...

not to scare you or anything.. but fudge i hard!!! I always ruin it. Good luck though! I am trying to have the same attitude about Christmas this year... not getting caught up. good luck! ha! ha!

gmckibbe said...

I know we just talked about this today, but I'm over here freaking out about everything I still have to do to get ready for "the holidays" that are quickly passing. But, I enlisted the help of my family tonight and we are mostly decorated for Christmas! Yay! Cross that off the list. You really have the right attitude about Christmas and I am really going to try to not be so stressed and try to enjoy the season in the next 15 days. :) And make a goal to start working on Christmas right after Halloween. I just can't focus on it until Halloween is out of the way. :) I'm just babbling now, so I'll quit! :)

Yvonne said...

Enjoy the holidays--REALLY. If things don't get done, it's o.k.

Good luck with the fudge--I'm sure it will be delicious.

kate nelson said...

If you try fudge again, try this recipe (super quick and easy and yummy): 1 can sweented condensed milk, 1 package chocolate chips. Melt together on the stove over med/low heat, stirring, until all melted. Add 1 tsp vanilla. Pour in pan. Refrigerate. Viola!

Nancy Face said...

My fudge recipe calls for C&H sugar, because it is more fine than some other sugars. It works great! Good luck with all your preparations!

chellie said...

I have the best and EASY fudge recipe ever! I'm going to email it to you. It is seriously wonderful!!! And I don't like chocolate! :)

I'm stressed... you can tell by the zits on my face. :)

whoa... the word verification says my name... that's freaky. seriously.