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Waiting for the fudge

Thought the fudge was going to boil over so had to turn down the heat, now it's taking what seems like an eternity, but of course is not.Truly thought I had made enough goodies to last till the "big day", but the family has been steadily noshing away and my sweeties are depleted. This result makes me think that next year I'm hiding it all.

Made a cheese ball and the husband wrapped the last 2 presents so as soon as this fudge reaches 234 degrees I can relax. Or at least try.

234 reached, successfully. Temp must now drop to 110 degrees st which time it us ready to best. Can't wait for that, husband did say he would switch off with me. The beating phase kinda sucks.

While waiting for the temp to fall, I wandered to the back of the house and banged on my drum. That felt good. Gratitude filled my heart as I felt my many blessings around me. I love this old place.

I mailed 8 cards this holiday season. We have received 5 and one of those as from the dog food company. I remember when a child I watched my father address 150 cards. He sent them to all guys he'd known in the war plus relatives. I delighted in receiving the oldest cards. I cut out the designs and made my own winter scenes stuck on the multi-paned front door. And there was fake snow and glass wax stencils, no glass surface left untouched.


Candy temp now 136. Beating the candy looms ever closer.

Where is Willie Wonka when you really need him?


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 23rd, 2017 04:39 am (UTC)
Why, he's at the chocolate factory, of course. Happy Holidays!
Dec. 23rd, 2017 09:14 pm (UTC)
Happy Holidays to you too!
Dec. 23rd, 2017 05:00 am (UTC)
Beating a drum. Yea, I need to get one.

Merry Merry! Send fudge. :)
Dec. 23rd, 2017 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, you must get a drum, feels good....wish there were drum circles close.

Lots of fudge, turned out well, come get some, bring drum.
Dec. 23rd, 2017 02:04 pm (UTC)
I love your shelf unit. How festive it is. :D

I think the days of massive card sending is behind us. I remember my mum addressing cards for ever and getting so many back. I think we've gotten about fifty so far. I used to give ours to Sarah for gift cards. She was brilliant at it. I tried and failed. Oh well.
Dec. 23rd, 2017 09:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I really enjoyed decorating this year, not every year that I do.

50 is a lot, what do you with them?

Dec. 23rd, 2017 09:20 pm (UTC)
I have a lovely Hawaiian quilted four-pocket pouch for them.
Dec. 24th, 2017 10:06 am (UTC)
This mystery of the stolen sweets runs rampant in my family too. My mom called me yesterday to give me the run-down of re-baking various cookies and treats because my dad and brother Insist that they go stale So Quickly that you simply Must eat as many as possible so as not to waste food lol We are famous at justifications. Warmed my heart to read this entry :) Wishing you a very Merry Christmas this year and every one to follow :)
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