My hubby and I had the benefit of a date night last night. This involved dinner, Christmas shopping for the girls, and a Christmas concert. It was a blast. We ate too much at dinner to indulge in dessert and Eric had just tried on jeans and we were commenting on skinny jeans being all "the rage". See, Eric is a very tall/lean guy and if he can't pull off skinny jeans - who can?!?! He took a pair into the fitting room and didn't realize they were the "skinny" fit and he said he couldn't get them over his ankles. Fast forward to Macy's and I was looking over a sweater (we were supposed to be shopping for the children, I know, I know). I saw it on the mannequin and thought it looked cute, of course she had some sort of tights/leggings on and I sort of laugh and say "I could NOT get away with those", to which Eric replies "I don't get the waif look." I said "you're right babe, you don't GET the waif look, you get the plumper version." After laughing so hard we had tears in our eyes, I make my purchase and we really do finish shopping for the girls - I promise.
Now, on to the reason I can't pull off skinny jeans - Hot Fudge Sauce (see this did have a point after all!) :)....
This is by far the best recipe I've found for hot fudge and the secret wasn't found in the ingredients but in an extra step at the end - beating or blending the sauce! Perhaps this is no secret to others, but I surely was "enlightened." My crafty side got the best of me and instead of doing traditional fudge or cookies this year as teacher/neighbor gifts we are doing fudge...sauce.
Here is the recipe:
- 1 cup butter
- 1/3 (or more for darker choc.) cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups white sugar
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*To make this in a large amount use the following measurements and it almost makes 5 pints: 1.5 cups of the cocoa, 1Tbs vanilla, double everything else and boil for 9-10 minutes.
|Ready to go!|