Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Hot Fudge Sauce

This is the hot fudge I made for ice cream sundaes at Travis and Caitlin's reception. I couldn't figure out how much I needed and didn't want to run out (what's an ice cream sundae without hot fudge?) so I made batch after batch after batch. We didn't run out! I have a freezer full of hot fudge sauce, but maybe one day, years from now, I'll want to make some more. This is a very easy, delicious, no fail recipe!

1-1/2 C granulated sugar
1/2 C brown sugar, packed
3/4 C cocoa
1/4 C all purpose flour
1/2 t salt
1 can (14 oz) evaporated milk
1 C water
2 T butter
2 t vanilla

Combine sugars, cocoa, flour, and salt in saucepan. Add milk, water, and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until boiling. Cook 5 minutes longer. Remove hot fudge sauce from heat, cool, then stir in vanilla.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fry-day on Sunday

Megan is home from college this weekend for a job interview. While here, she wanted some input on an assignment she has for one of her classes. Her task is to create a "new" food that could be packaged and sold in a grocery store or market. We decided that any food that is fried is pretty tasty, so we experimented with fried biscuits with various fillings. Everyone in the family got in on the action. We made our dough from a recipe called "Johnny cake", that we found on a site that has traditional Jamaican recipes. It is really just a basic white flour biscuit recipe that is fried (not cornmeal based like American "Johnny cake"). We tried all kinds of fillings: cream cheese and jam, peanut butter, honey, ham and cheese, chocolate, etc. We ran out of dough before we could try the other suggestions: tuna, pepperoni, hot dogs . . . Everything we tried was truly delicious. There's just something about dipping anything in hot oil that makes it yummy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Above the Inversion

Today I took Todd, Allie, Rees, and Lindsey to Sundance for a little skiing on their holiday from school.  It was 9 degrees when we got out of the car, but sunny and beautiful.  It was a little crowded, but we still managed to get plenty of runs in.  The air in the valley has been horrible the last few days from the inversion, so it was great to get up above it.  With all the sunshine, we didn't feel cold at all!  More pictures tomorrow . . .

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Sunday, December 28, 2008