If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Blogidays December 22- meals and fudge

Hello everyone 
Yesterday, Ducky visited the doggy spa, mainly because he was so smelly.  I noticed his dog bed was also stinky.  The tag on it said to only spot clean but spot cleaning was not going to freshen it up so I machine wash and dried it.  It looks great now, doesn’t it? And it smells nice. 
In my opinion, those tags that say not to machine wash are not usually reliable.  I’ve machine washed all kinds of stuffed toys, ball caps, athletic shoes and pillows and now I’ll keep washing this dog bed when it needs it. 

Grand kids were here today.  I made baked tacos for lunch.  For the toppings, I diced them finely and mixed together and then just added a small handful to each taco.  

I chopped pecans and planned bake banana bread and make fudge.  

So far, only the fudge has happened and it turned out delicious,  
It called for 3 cups of chocolate chips.  I put the milk chocolate chips in a measuring cup and added enough semisweet chips to make 3 cups.
I put the chips in a microwave safe bowl with 1/4 cup diced butter and I can of sweetened condensed milk.  
Then I microwaved it for 3 minutes on 50% power for 3 minutes,  it was melted then and I just stirred it until it was combined and added 1 t vanilla and about a cup of chopped pecans.
The I spread it in a buttered dish and let it cool and then cut.  

It is really nice fudge- creamy and just firm enough to cut.  
If you need a quick treat for Christmas,  I recommend this fudge 

That puzzle that was started a few days ago is now finished and back in the box.  

It’s almost Christmas- hope you all are ready with your preparations and can enjoy the special day

About the yard signs - I believe both sign companies are franchises.  Card My Yard has been in our town for maybe 3 years and now Gypsy Signs are here.  In general, they put the signs out the night before the special day and then pick them back up after dark the next day but that can vary.  I’ve seen them for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, births of new babies, promotions, back to school- etc.  
I think if someone wanted to start a business, a sign franchise might be something to look into. 

The Star was quite visible for us last night as we had very clear skies.  I’m sorry so many of y’all had clouds.  



Jackie said...

Going to have to give that fudge recipe a try.

God bless.

Practical Parsimony said...

That fudge looks delicious and sounds easy.

Cheryl Kimbley said...

Ducky sure is a cute pupper.
Mmmm the fudge looks so good. That is a neat puzzle.

lejmom said...

I am with you on machine washing stuff...I've always done tennis shoes and so on. A dog bed? Spot cleaning would never cut it!!

The tacos and fudge look so good. How do you bake the tacos?

Out My window said...

Ducky looks very festive.

Melanie said...

I used to go to holiday parties that a friend of mine had, and her sister made fudge just like yours every year. She always refrigerated hers though, so it was more firm.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

terricheney said...

As I hung out my sheets yesterday I noted that the tag said they were to be washed in cold water on a delicate cycle with non chlorine bleach only. Hmmmmm...For the past three years I've been using HOT water and bleach (Chlorine type) and using the heavy duty cycle. No harm that I can see and they are much whiter than they used to be when I washed them in warm water with no bleach. I think we sometimes just need to go on instinct. Cotton was never known for it's fragile nature...

❤️ Rhonda ❤️