Merry Christmas Friends!! One of the best weeks of the year! Our little kids are so excited about Christmas that they have been waking up at 5:30 in the morning! They clearly have not gotten the memo that we are in holiday vacation mode at our house and need to sleep till at least 7. This momma is tired already and the vacation has just begun.
We took the boys camping in a camper trailer this weekend for the very first time. Saturday was a beautiful cold and sunny day. Perfect for some hiking and doing a little fishing. We went to Garner State Park for just a quick last minute get away before the crazy week ahead. I’ve been doing laundry ever since we got home and am having the hardest time getting the strong smell of our campfire and the dirt out of the boys jeans. They had the best time just being little boys and playing in the dirt, fire, and exploring the camp ground. It was a lot of fun! Below is a picture of them in their bunk beds. They were SO excited to sleep in them.
My husband and I hiking up one of the trails. I didn’t realize we were going to go hiking at that moment or I would have worn appropriate hiking shoes. 😉
Before we left for our camping adventure I whipped up some creamy chocolate fudge for us to munch on over the holidays. This creamy chocolate fudge recipe is SO easy and delicious! It doesn’t require a candy thermometer, which I love, just a little bit of time at the stove stirring your arm away with a whisk. But it’s SO worth it! This is one of the best and easiest recipes that I have found and enjoy making every year. I hope you enjoy it too.
Do you have a favorite candy to snack on during the Christmas Holidays? I’d love to hear new ideas.
- 1 (7oz) jar marshmallow creme
- 1½ cups white sugar
- ⅔ cup evaporated milk
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Grease and line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil.
- Combine your marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and salt in a pan over medium heat and cook till it reaches a full boil stirring constantly for about 5 minutes.
- Once it has boiled for 5 minutes then remove from heat and pour in both types of chocolate chips. Stir until chips have completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Stir in your nuts and vanilla.
- Pour into prepared 8x8 greased lined pan.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours or until the fudge is firm.
I think of you all often and really hope that your week is off to a great start.
Love to you all!
A few more Glorious Posts you might have missed!