Saturday, December 3, 2011

O Tannenbaum

I've had a number of you asking if I really will write your family Christmas letter.  The answer is heck, yeah!  Seriously.  I say 'heck' now.  Did I mention I recently moved to Utah?  Anyway, for more info drop me a line at mybackorderedlife at gmail dot com.  And start thinking about what you want your super power to be. 

Yep.  These letters make you sound THAT good.

DeNae's Salute to Fudge, Day 3:

After just ten short years in your basement, your artificial Christmas tree has contracted Dutch Elm disease.  This despite the fact that it's not an elm, it's not Dutch, and -- this is the really important part -- it's not actually a tree.

No matter.  While still warm, fudge can be molded into any shape you like.  It may take 30 or 40 batches of the stuff to get it up to eight feet, but the good news is that with enough walnuts this tree pretty much decorates itself.

Read the specs on your lights, however.  They must be able to illuminate several hundred pounds of chocolate without melting it.  They'll be very dim lights. 


Grammy T. said...

I am so happy I found you. You are so cute!!!
Grammy T.

Becca said...

Brothas and Sistas, I am here to testify!

(Can I get an AMEN?)

I have never before made fudge. I am a pretty great cook, but candy might be out of my depth. BUT. I just made DeNae's fudge, according to the directions on the Day 1 post.

Guys, it's GOOD! It worked! Also, she means it when she says to use a big pot. The milky part grows a lot when it's reaching a boil. Aim for 3x the size of the cold original ingredients.

DeNae, I'm not going to pretend this is the most important thing you've done for me... but it's in the Top Ten. Thank you!


tammy said...

It's been 14 years since I lived in UT and I still find the word heck slipping into my vocabulage.

Karen Peterson said...

I think an edible Christmas tree is just what the doctor ordered. Besides all those other medications she made me pick up at the pharmacy.