Saturday, November 21, 2009

SWEET! (Is it ever!)

First off, gotta tell you something that for us was really exciting news! You better believe it!

Yesterday (that would be Friday, if you are counting back), Kurt's TSS had something to share with us that happened at his school during their playground time.

It seems that while the kids were outside, playing, Kurtis felt "nature calling" and decided to answer that call, right there, in front of his classmates, teachers, aides -everyone -by dropping his drawers, then his pull-up and with a certain body part then fully exposed, he proceeded to whiz right there, on the playground!

And for us -well, as you can imagine when the potty training has a little bit of an impact, we were ecstatic with that bit of news.

Yes, we also howled laughing about it too and I'm sure it will be one of those stories that will probably follow him FOREVER but sure was a most welcome surprise story for us!

Another little story too that I think qualifies under the header of "Sweet" involves my older grandson.

A few weeks ago, he and Robert (his Mom's fiance) had gone turkey hunting together. It was Alex's first time to actually be able to hunt, in the sense that he could shoot at a turkey if he saw one.

They were out and Robert was somewhat ahead of Alex when Alex saw a great big flock of turkeys -and got really excited about this and was trying to get Robert's attention to the flock. Finally, he did that and was telling Robert all about this.

Robert asked him if it was a clear view and Alex said yes, it had been. Then Robert asked him if he got a clear shot and Alex said that no, he hadn't.

Well, why not was the next question.

Answer from Alex -Well, I was so excited over seeing these turkeys that I forgot I was holding a gun!

Yep! That's my grandson on his way to becoming a Great White Hunter, ya know!

(Just another little story that no doubt will also follow Alex now for the rest of his days too, huh?)

But the real reason for this post is so that I can respond to some requests folks have made for the recipe for the Creamsicle Fudge -as shown on an earlier post here a few days ago. It was shown in the photo of some of the candies that were on sale at our Church Bazaar two weeks ago today and the Creamsicle Fudge is the orange and white candy pictured in the bottom right hand corner of the photograph.

I knew that I had the recipe for this delectable stuff -someplace -so today, I went on a search and destroy mission to locate said recipe. Little did I know when I started my search that it would really be a search and (hopefully not) destroy mission.

First I check my documents file on the computer but couldn't find it there. Then I found a cd that my neighbor had made for me some time back when he copied a bunch of stuff over to cds from my old computer. With the header on this particular cd of "Recipes" I thought surely I had found the right place where I had the recipe stashed. WRONG!

I then found another CD -one made when I got this computer and went through just about every single file and folder on it under the "Saves" category and no recipe for the fudge. Also, none of the other recipes I knew I had and that I had saved -somewhere -but where?!!!

Finally, after looking -and then looking again and again -I clicked into another folder also marked as being "saves" and finally, I located the file I needed -hidden deeply under another category altogether! Sometimes, my filing systems really get pretty strange, ya know.

So anyway, I located the recipe and am posting it here for those who requested it. It is really fairly simple and it definitely is quite delicious!

(Because it was saved originally as a word document, I'm hoping that it will transfer across here okay!)

Cream Sickle Fudge

(Got this from Brenda Larson McDowell, our organist at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanse. Brenda’s Aunt Millicent was married to our cousin, Ivar Peterson, grandson of Aunt Selma Till Peterson.)

3/4 cups butter (no substitution) (and 1 ½ teaspoon butter to use for greasing the pan.)
3 cups sugar
¾ cup whipping cream
1 package (10-12 ounces) vanilla/white chocolate chips
1 –7 ounce jar Marshmellow cream
3 teaspoon orange extract
12 drops yellow food coloring
13 5 drops red food coloring

Grease 13 x 9 pan with the 1 ½ teaspoon of butter
In heavy saucepan, combine sugar, whipping cream and butter.
Cook/stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved completely.
Bring to a boil and cook/stir for 4 minutes
Stir in white chips and marshmellow cream
Blend until smooth.

Remove 1 cup of mixture and set aside.

To remainder, add orange extract and the food coloring
Stir until blended.

Pour into the pan and drop reserved 1 cup of mixture by tablespoonful over top.
Cut this into the colored candy with a knife to swirl it through.
Cover and refrigerate until set.

Tastes just like those good old creamsicles! Also, nice and fattening too!

And just for good measure, here's another candy recipe I saved and which I made a batch of this two years ago for the church bazaar.


Prep Time – 10 minutes, plus chilling

Makes about 2 ¼ pounds fudge or 36 squares

3 packages (6 ounces each) premium white chocolate chips
1 can (14 ounces) Eagle Brand Condensed Milk (not evaporated)
1 ½ teasoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
½ cup coarsely chopped green candied cherries
½ cup coarsely chopped red candied cherries

Line 8” or 9” square pan with foil.

In saucepan, heat chocolate with milk, vanilla and salt over low heat until melted, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and stir in cherries.

Spread fudge mixture in prepared pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm.

Invert fudge onto cutting board; peel off foil.

Cut fudge into 36 squares.

Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Very good, very pretty and very easy!

The second recipe is good -also fairly easy too (I don't deal well with recipes of any type unless I can state they are very easy or at least, relatively easy!) but my own personal favorite of the two is still the Cream Sickle Fudge!

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!


Sandee said...

The potty story is the absolute best. A Kodak moment if I ever heard one.

I'm also hungry for sweets now. I wonder why?

Have a terrific Saturday. :)

TechnoBabe said...

That sounds like a perfectly normal response for a teenager on the first real hunting trip, to not even remember there is a gun. I would probably be like too. You and your family always have some fun things going on.

Toni Lee said...

Absolutely wonderful stories, and having no grandchildren myself, I live vicariously through your stories. Thank you so much for sharing, and the fudge and candy, sound delicious too!

Maggie May said...

Sounds really sweet your little Kurtis!
It always makes me smile to see such things. Lots of little children get *taken short* & have to go in drains & things. I can remember holding my kids over the gutter when they were little & had to *go* now!

Nuts in May

Smalltown RN said...

Well that certainly is a funny story about dear Kurtis...and you know I can relate to your grandsons story as well....I can remember being so excited about catching a fish one time that I darn near forgot to reel it get all caught up in the moment....

I love those recipes...especially the sound of the fudge....

Happy Sunday to you!

terri said...

Your grandsons are sure to be hearing repeats of those stories throughout their lives! LOL.

The fudge sounds incredible! Thanks for sharing the recipes!

Hilary said...

Those kidlet stories are adorable. You're so right... so much sweetness in one post. :)

Marguerite said...

Enjoyed both stories about both grandsons! And the Creamsicle Fudge sounds divine. I'll definitely give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

....Petty Witter said...

Kids - don't you just love 'em? Whiz? Not a word I've heard before but I love it.