Well I have been busy today...crazy yelling busy :) I was fine till I realized I really needed to clean. Tomorrow we have an Agents Caravan coming through the house...now being in a home with 3 boys, 3 dogs, and 3 cats....it tends to get a little unfluffy...lol...quickly...and even after vaccuuming 3 times today (oh yes it is all about 3's for me) it still looks like a mud zone. But I am trying to be positive and hope that no one else notices my pig pen...lol...
One of Gavyn's favorite things to do is bake...well, actually it is to bring home cook books from the school library so I can bake :) He of course has a list of things that I *MUST* make....one of those things (in the midst of all my cleaning) that I made was these amazing fudge squares....and really they taste nothing like your typical fudge...and is oh so yummy I went back for more :)...twice....
***Easy Turtle Fudge***
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
2 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
(note: I used dark chocolate, and used 4 ounces)
1 cup of sweetened condensed milk
1/4 tsp salt
30 caramel candies, unwrapped :)
1 tbsp water
1. Grease 11x7 inch pan; set aside.
2. melt chips in medium heavy saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove
from heat. Stir is bittersweet chocolate until melted. Stir in condensed milk and salt until smooth
3. Spread in prepared pan; cover with foil. Refrigerate until firm (about 2hrs)
4. Cut fudge into squares. Transfer to baking sheet lined with wax paper.
5. Place caramels and water in small heavy saucepan. Heat over low heat until melted, stirring frequently. Drizzle or top fudge pieces with caramel mixture. Top each pc with one pecan half.
6. Store in air tight container in freezer. Bring to room temperature before serving...
Makes 40 (well 20 in our case as I did not have the right sized pan, but they were thicker)
I'll insert a pic when I get it uploaded....but bye bye diet....yet again :)
My lovely group of ebay girls also have a launch today. In ebayland a lot of childrens designers are in "groups" basically we spin ideas off each other, collaborate, whine, and Gab :) Heather Bailey is a fabulous and amazing fabric designer and since our group is named POP!kids we thought it was kinda symbolic to do a launch around Mrs. Bailey's POP Garden new fabric line....this is my fav set that took me a little bit to get around in my head (okay, really not that much because her fabrics are such inspiration)
We each have made something either with or inspired by Heather's fabrics....if you have a moment (selfish plug) please check out our auctions...
I have yet to figure out how to link a link....lol....so please be patient with me...I am going to so if I can construct a pillow using the remenants of the last pc's of POP Garden....just to see what I come up with....