recipe
Nov
16
2007

Recipe of the Day: Christmas Fudge (and our Thanksgiving Menu)

Quick! While I have a moment! I made a batch of this and one chocolate fudge with pecans for Husband to pack in his luggage to take back to Tunisia. YUMMY!

White Christmas Fudge

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Line a 8 or 9″ square pan with parchment covering two of the sides (see pic below) and butter the other two sides. This will help you lift the fudge out of the pan to cut it.

  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or white chocolate bar cut into small chunks
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 1 cup chopped dried cranberries

In a heavy saucepan slowly heat a stick of butter, marshmallows, white sugar, salt and evaporated milk. Stir constantly. Increase heat to medium and as soon as mixture boils ( DO NOT stop stirring) start timing and continue stirring for exactly 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add flavorings and chocolate. Stir until chocolate has melted and incorporated. Add nuts and cranberries. Pour into prepared pan and let sit until completely cool.

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Lift out of the pan cut

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and store in air tight container for

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–well I dont know how long…the recipe I have says weeks but come on, seriously. I have never had it last more than a week! We have been known to lick our fingers and get the last crumbs out of the tin!

Okay, one recipe down…how many to go??? Hundreds!!! I just happened to wake up early enough this morning to get this typed up. I made 7 gallons of Chipotle Party Mix last night. I have so much cooking to do today and tomorrow! But here is the final Thanksgiving Menu:

Appetizers to tide everyone over as they arrive during the afternoon:

  • Stuffed Mushrooms (Prosciutto & Cream Cheese mixture)
  • Canapes (Anchovy and Artichoke)
  • Deviled Eggs with Caviar garnish (I love my eggs!)
  • Chipotle Chicken Wings
  • Sausage Balls
  • Assorted Cookies (Maple Leaf Cut outs, Super Dupers, Peanut Butter Criss Cross, Cream Wafers, Sugar Cookies)

Main Meal:

  • Fried Turkey
  • Spiral Cut Ham
  • Whole New York Strip cooked like a roast in the oven
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Dirty Rice
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Fococcia
  • Herb Scones

Desserts

  • Ambrosia
  • Pumpkin Pots de Creme’
  • Coconut Pie
  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Cheesecake (plain with various sauces)

I think the first thing I will do this morning is get that cheesecake made, cooled and chilled. Then go from there. I have a list in my notebook of what to do and when. You all keep a holiday notebook right??? Please dont tell me you dont have to write EVERY detail down! I have to or I would never get anything done and on time. Have a wonderful Friday. See you all again real soon.

P.S. The living room is looking amazing! No cabinet doors yet but I will put some pictures up soon!

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That fudge looks divine!

Alright, that’s it. I’m getting in my car and driving to your house for Thanksgiving. You menu is making my mouth water!!!!!

gretchen

I’m riding with Amy!

Okay, but bring a chair. And a sleeping bag if you’re staying over; we don’t have any extra beds.

This is Rachel. My mom had me type this…she’s up to her elbows right now.

I haven’t been visiting your blog lately… and look what I come back to! YUMMY mouth-watering fudge and a recipe for it! =)

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

OK, that settles it. . . after reading your menu, I’m cancelling on my mom and coming to YOUR house for dinner. LOL

Blessings,

Sher

sweetrosie

Fabulous menu- you must be flat out! I can’t wait for you to post us your Christmas menu :)
Do you have just the one fridge and the one oven? You are obviously very well organised. I envy you
( I’m going to start a Christmas notebook right away)

I shall be making this fudge. I have a Christmas swap I am doing and this sounds perfect! What am ambitious menu you have planned! I wish I could be a guest at your Thanksgiving Feast. It sounds wonderful! I, too, keep a notebook for when I am doing the many dinner parties I cater to up at the big house. I’d be lost without it!

I coming to your house for dinner, too!!! Wow!!!

The fudge looks wonderful.

The fudge looks yummy. I was looking for an idea for a new food gift. This fits the bill!

Kristi

Wow, that fudge looks so yummy and the recipe seems very easy which is right up my alley! It would make a great gift for Christmas. And your Thanksgiving dinner sounds awesome! You have given me some great ideas, thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours =)

Your fudge looks scrumptious and your menu sounds amazing.

That fudge looks so beautiful and festive! I think I will try that!

I gotta make the fudge! I am sharing this post with a lot of my friends.

Beth

Hi Susan!

The fudge looks divine… I’ll probably try making it for Christmas. Would love to have your Herb Scones recipe too if you get time! LOL

Your Thanksgiving menu sounds wonderful! You are so very talented. When are you going to give lessons? hahaha

Would love to hear more about your Holiday Notebook… you know me, I love organization but don’t have one of these.

Hugs,
Beth

The fudge looks unbelievably delicious!! I am going to try to make it. Thanks for the recipe.