Party Prep

Party Prep

21 Days to Go!   Today was a whirlwind of party prep!  We got all the food shopping done and spent the afternoon wrapping the gifts for the shop’s luncheon/Christmas party.  Each one contains a brightly printed Erin Lane project bag.  As knitters do we ever have enough bags?

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The tags are made with black cardstock and white ink, they look just like mini chalkboards.

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I also mixed up a couple batches of quick fudge.  One batch of plain chocolate,

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and one batch of butterscotch, with marshmallows and toasted almonds, this one might not make it to the shop, Mr. Fix-it L.O.V.E.S it!

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Quick Fudge

1.5 12oz bags of chocolate chips, (or butterscotch, peanut butter or white)

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 T butter

pinch of salt

1/2 T Vanilla, (or scotch for the butterscotch)

Optional Mix-in’s- marshmallows, nuts, dried fruit, (cherries are so good, especially if you switch the extract to almond), crushed peppermint, pretzels, I’ve even mixed in chopped up Snickers!

In a heavy saucepan melt chocolate, milk, butter and salt over medium until smooth.  Don’t walk away it only takes a few minutes!  Remove from heat stir in vanilla.  Fold in any desired combination of mix-in’s.  Pour/press into a 12 inch square pan fitted with foil and well buttered.  Refrigerate until set!  NOTE- if you only have one bag if chips, use 2/3 can of sweetened condensed milk, (you don’t need to adjust the butter and vanilla).  Enjoy!

There is much to do in the morning before the party, but I’m as prepped as I can be!

Claire

 

5 Responses

  1. Deb
    Deb December 4, 2014 at 8:30 pm | | Reply

    Hope I don’t miss the party! But if today is any indication…I may 🙁 In any event, sounds like fun and yummy too.

  2. Rachel
    Rachel December 4, 2014 at 9:01 pm | | Reply

    I think I gained 10 pounds just reading the post!

  3. Lynda
    Lynda December 4, 2014 at 9:38 pm | | Reply

    I wish I could be there. Miss everybody!

  4. Marjorie
    Marjorie December 4, 2014 at 9:48 pm | | Reply

    Hope that you have a wonderful party. Thank you for the fudge recipe, I plan on trying it out.

  5. Bonnie Rosenmeier
    Bonnie Rosenmeier December 4, 2014 at 10:35 pm | | Reply

    You sure are busy … sounds yummy!

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