Crazy Christmas Grandma

Counting down the hours to see all my kids tomorrow. Shopping and gifts are done. The last few days have been filled with baking and visits with friends. One of those visits inspired me to revisit my blog and dust off the writing part of my brain. Thanks K. at My 3 Little Kittens. Here is that recipe you liked.

Brown Sugar Fudge

3 cups packed brown sugar

1 cup light cream or evaporated milk

2 tbsp corn syrup

Cook in a sauce pan until soft ball stage (236F)

Beat in

1 1/2 tbsp butter

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Beat until smooth and starts to thicken. Pour into a greased pie plate. Cool and cut.

For those who knew my Mom this was a signature recipe. She was a nurse and when working nights she was often talked into making a batch if it was quiet.

I love to bake for my family and friends. Three batches of buns went out the door in the last few days. Home made gifts are the best and it is fun to share time and talents with others.

The last month has been spent sewing for the grandkids. Tents and doll clothes were the projects this year. Can’t wait to see how they are received.

Also when the extended family gets together it is always fun to do something fun to make the event special. It is doubly great if you can include the grand daughter in the craft. Our project this year was table favours, much like crackers but custom. We built boxes, glittered the heck out of them and filled them with tissue paper hats, fortunes, mustashes and chocolates. It honestly looked like a glitter bomb went off in the craft room. It was a fun afternoon of making memories. This is how they came together. I have a great template that helps make boxes.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas. Try to find a minute to relax. I’m cooking for twenty five. Piece of cake.