Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year Canister Kit

There were a few people on my Christmas list that just didn't get visited before Santa arrived.  I did not want to miss them so I whipped together a little HAPPY NEW YEAR gift.  
All about Simple and Fun!

Visited the almost empty shelves at Wal-Mart and they had a few of these canisters left.

Their HNY goods were very affordable...didn't pay more than $3 for packets containing 4 to 6 items in each.  Some very fun poppers, blowers, banners, streamers, etc. 

Midnight kisses were a must!  Find the tag here

The 36th Avenue was my inspiration for this project.

I also liked this idea from Dukes and Duchesses.  Love the paper bag.

A Happy and Safe New Year to All!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Rocky Road Fudge (Auntie Gayle's Recipe)

If you like nuts, marshmallows and chocolaty goodness, this fudge is THE VERY BEST.  And I have tried many fudge recipes looking for this taste.  Thanks for sharing Auntie Gayle!

The Hershey Bars are a delicious part of this fudge.

Reaching the 7 min. mark.

You need a strong wooden spoon for stirring!

I used a 9x13 pan...almost over-flowing with fudge.  Will probably use a jelly roll pan next time.  Would still allow for pretty thick pieces. 

A very smooth, rich chocolate taste.  And nutty!  If you don't care for nuts leave them out or substitute something you do like. 

Rocky Road Fudge

5 cups sugar
1 large can evap. milk (NOT sweetened cond. milk)
1 cup butter
2-8 oz Hershey milk chocolates with almond bars
12 oz milk (or semi-sweet) choc. chips
2 tsp. vanilla
2 large marshmallow cream jars
1/2 pound walnuts (chopped)
1/2 pound pecans (chopped) optional
1 large bag marshmallows (frozen-a must)

Grease 9x13 dripper pan or 11x14 jelly roll pan.  (This makes ALOT of fudge)

Butter sides of large heavy saucepan.  Stir constantly first 3 ingredients until sugar is dissolved.  Do not scrape sides of pan.  This is where the sugar crystal form and will make your fudge taste grainy.  Stirring occasionally bring to boil for 7 min.  

Pour into bowl of choc. chips, and candy bars.  Mix until creamy and add vanilla.  Combine nuts and frozen bag of marshmallows and add to chocolate mixture.  Pour into prepared pan(s).  Let set, then cut.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

It's a Whobilation!

I was in charge of our church family Christmas party this year. We have between 200-250 people that attend so it was quite an undertaking. As soon as I was asked to head it up I knew the theme I wanted to create!
I've always loved the story of the Grinch. It's such a fun story with a wonderful ending that fits the Christmas season so well.
We were lucky enough to share the workload with another ward. We divvied up the items and we started working on everything about a month before the party. As you can see from the pictures, everything turned out amazing!
Get ready for picture overload!