Monday, January 6, 2014

Plain Chocolate Fudge and Losing June's Coat

So, I'm not husband likes plain fudge.  Nothing special, no nuts, no marshmallows, no peppermint, just chocolate fudge.  He really doesn't have a sweet tooth except for plain fudge.  So once a year I make a batch of plain fudge, just for him, with nothing in it. BORING...but I'm not judging.

I really owed him this fudge this year, for several reasons.  First, have you met me? Second, I got him into trouble with his mom.  There aren't any other reasons, there doesn't need to be.

Dave's mom and brother go to Hawaii for the month of November.  They have a condo, the BIL golfs every day and the MIL sits in the sun and enjoys a break from Alaska's cold weather.  Dave and I enjoy a break too miss them terribly while they are gone.  Well, this year when Dave dropped them off at the airport, the BIL took the MIL's coat and put it in the car.  They don't need a coat in Hawaii and Dave can bring it back to the airport when he goes to pick them up.  Dave got home, hung the coat up and didn't think about it again...keep in mind this was at 5:00 am on a Saturday and Dave is not a morning person, he actually forgot about it.

Well, at the end of the month Dave went to pick them up at the airport, and stopped by the MIL's house for a coat, he only found an old one.  He brought it to the airport and the MIL was not happy.  She wanted her regular coat.  Dave explained it was the only coat he could find.  Where was her regular coat, she wanted to know?  Dave had no idea, and we proceeded to look...for weeks.  Dave asked if this coat I had given the chick to wear when they moved in was the MIL's coat.  No, I said, I bought two coats last year when the chicks came up to visit over the holidays.  We kept looking.  I decided the MIL wore the coat on the airplane and left it there, forgetting it in the overhead bin (um, people do it all the time...and then they have to buy a new one and feel sad that the beautiful tree pin was on that coat, and it was a friend, yea a friend of mine did that once).

Finally, after the MIL was really upset, and Dave had told her we would buy her a new coat, and I was just drinking more, Dave had the great idea to look at the pictures from last year's Christmas to determine which coat was which...

I had given the chick the MIL's coat...oops. (See the chick wearing the MIL's coat here)

We were very excited that we could give the coat back, the MIL was happy, and all was well with the world yet again.  Dave was a little I made him fudge.
It is a very easy recipe.  I think I'll make it on a regular basis for him, as a pre-emptive move on my part. He really does deserve it.

Easy Chocolate Fudge

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 12oz. pkg. chocolate chips (milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate - your choice)
1 tsp. vanilla
Optional mix ins: nuts, candy coated bits, mini-marshmallows, small broken pretzels pieces - but not if you are making it for Dave

Line a 8X8 pan with aluminum foil, butter foil generously.  Leave edges hanging over the edge for easy removal.

On low heat in a medium pot, heat sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips until completely melted and smooth.  Remove from heat and add vanilla, mix well.  Pour into prepared pan.  Let cool completely, about 2 hours or more.

Remove fudge from pan with aluminum foil handles, cut into squares.

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January 6, 2013   Daylight 4 hrs, 21 min, 57 secs.  Temp: H 21/ L 10°F

1 comment:

  1. Wow. My heart goes out to you over the coat. I had a look at it in the photo - doesn't really seem like a coat I would go barmy over losing!


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