Posts Tagged ‘ thanksgiving ’

The best, easiest fudge

Usually I like to do things the hard way. For fudge, that would mean slaving over a hot stove, stirring til my arm fell arm, watching that candy thermometer for the perfect temperature. Nope, not doing it.

Instead I made this fudge from allrecipes.


  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. Place chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter or margarine in large microwaveable bowl. Zap in microwave on medium until chips are melted, about 3-5 minute, stirring once or twice during cooking. Stir in nuts, if desired.
  2. Pour into well-greased 8×8-inch glass baking dish. Refrigerate until set.

Yep, it was that easy.

The Best Kitchen Appliance

I’m in love with my KitchenAid stand mixer and I don’t care who knows it. Always have been, always will be.

Just look at that stud.  Mine’s not quite so glossy anymore – butter and flour will do that to a fella.

Oh, KitchenAid, you never let me down.

One day bread, the next meatloaf. You mix anything I ask of you.

Last week I made Pizza Dough, Pretzel Dough, Bread, Meatloaf,Mashed Potatoes, and…that’s all I can think of right now.

Let’s take a look at what we made in the kitchenaid today during our pre-thanksgiving-cooking-and baking-extravaganza.

Fudge. Peanut Butter

Sweet Potato Casserole

Cheese ball. Be still my heart.

Dinner Rolls

Thanksgiving.  KitchenAid, we couldn’t do it without you.


Thanksgiving Week Countdown

Man, I really thought I was on top of things this year.  I’ve had the Thanksgiving menu planned, for like, two whole weeks.  I was going to make a lot of dishes in advance, clean the house (for overnight guests), get some actual cloth napkins, that kind of thing.

Well, folks, here it is noon on Tuesday and all I’ve managed to do is get the Chex Mix started.  How did this happen?

Sunday: Clean and straighten house. Check. Minus the bathrooms. Oh, and we’ll need to vaccum again before the big day.  Do Laundry. Half -check. Leave dirty piles of it on bedroom floor and 1 load in dryer….so much for house looking straightened.

Monday: Go to work for 10.5 hours (11.5 counting commute). Make dinner. Collapse.

Tuesday: Groceries and errands. Check. Still haven’t bought those cloth napkins or a tablecloth yet.  Is it weird to ask a guest to bring a tablecloth? Must ponder. Make Chex Mix. Check. Worry that Turkey won’t defrost in time. Check Look at to do list and blog about having nothing done yet. Check. Try not to eat Chex Mix. Not check. Go to work and knitting group.

Here’s what Wednesday needs to look like.

Wednesday: Make dressing for apple salad, dough for rolls, 1 cheeseball, 2 kinds of fudge, stuffing (?), help Dave make sweet potato casserole, be grateful that guests are bringing an appetizer, cranberry sauce, and 3 pies.  Re-clean house, freshen up guest room, and make dinner. Seriously, make dinner? On Thanksgiving Eve? We might be ordering pizza. Just saying.