Monday, December 19, 2016

Countdown to Christmas ... 12/19/2016

Everything is in the mail that is going in the mail!  All the gifts and cards have been postmarked!  It feels good to have these two tasks completed!

Today was also fudge making day!  My  husband makes homemade fudge once a year and we give it as gifts to friends, neighbors, church members, etc. This is an all day task and while I help him do the 'support' things, for the most part this is completely his project.  He has people ask him for his fudge for Christmas every year with reminders all year long.

Here's the link to the recipe he uses.  He does not drop the mixture but spreads it in a pan instead.

We plan for the expense several months in advance as he makes several trays just like the one in the picture.  (Today, he made 4.)

What did you do on your journey toward Christmas today?

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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  1. The fudge looks awesome. We did Christmas cookies today.

    I'm glad your husband's knee behaved so he could make this fudge. I'm sure people love getting it. Such a treat.

    1. Becky, my husband's knee continues to do well. Sounds like lots of Christmasy cooking is going on at your house too!

  2. that is some good looking fudge! used to eat it before allergies
    just caught up with previous posts, your hearth looks awesome, am hoping that you are going to share more photos of your lovely little home as you renovate her? gosh i would love to have a fireplace, they are just so damn cozy!
    hope you have a wonderful xmas & new year
    thanx for sharing

    1. Selina, I will be resuming the series 'Our Journey to A Mortgage Free Home' after the holidays. We are enjoying our hearth and stove so very much. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!

  3. I made fudge also today. I only make it at Christmas too. This year I may have to make a second batch as my hubby was looking in all the cupboards last night for it. I broke down and let him sample a piece. Today is my day to make shortbread.

    I enjoy reading your blog.
    Merry Christmas

    1. Laurie, thank you for your sweet words of encouragement! That is too funny that your husband was searching the cupboards looking for it!!! It's those kind of memories that make Christmas special! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Mrs. Patsy,
    The fudge looks wonderful. A friend shared her recipe with me and it is delicious. It is only a pack of Almond Candy Bark melted in microwave then add 16 oz. jar of Peanut butter and stir. Add additional Peanuts if you wish. Pour into a buttered 8' dish and cool. Cut and enjoy. It is a very simple easy delicious peanut butter fudge recipe. Would you mind sharing yours? Thanks, Cindy

    1. Cindy, that sounds good too! I added a link to the recipe my husband uses to the post. The link takes you right to it.

    2. Thank you for the link. I think I will try this one. Cindy


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