Wednesday, December 16, 2009

For My Puddle Jumper

More and more, day by day I can see how different our boy-ish son is compared to our girl-ish daughter. One example is James getting his hands and fingers in dirty spots...and by that I mean the boy loves to stick his hand down the back side of his pants to scratch and loves to stick his finger up his nose and then lick it. Yuck! And he still says with a smirk and a smile "stinky boy!" every time he breaks wind. James most recent boylike act that gets him into trouble is wandering toward the gutter at the end of our cul-de-sac each time we go outside and stomping and jumping in the puddles! If I don't catch him before the act I can be guaranteed he will return with soaked tennis shoes and pants! So last night while we were shopping at Kohl's I was browsing the shoe section and came across these little boy boots by Carters - they're perfect for my puddle jumper! They were regularly priced at $39.99 (Stephen can't understand how KIDS shoes can be priced that much!) but were on sale 50% off for $19.99 plus I had a 15% coupon. So guess what James is getting for Christmas?......

Another great find at Kohl's was this t-shirt for Stephen...both Stephen and I think the movie "A Christmas Story" is a classic! So we were laughing when we found this t-shirt - anyone who has seen that movie will remember the Fudge scene.

And speaking of fudge...tonight I tried my first fudge recipe. When Mom Spence was here over Thanksgiving she made her famous family fudge recipe, I love it. But hers is made with walnuts and the kids weren't too keen of that. So I thought I'd use the remainder of Baker's chocolate and make some Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Stephen's favorite candy is Reese's Pieces, so I thought he may like this too!). In a pot on high heat I mixed together 4 semi-sweet Baker's chocolate squares, 3 cups of sugar, 1Tbsp. vanilla and a small can of evaporated milk. Brought it to a boil. Then I put the pot in the sink filled with cold water and stirred in 1 Tbsp. of butter and 1/4 cup of peanut butter. Once the mixture became creamy I poured it into my ceramic dish to cool and harden. It turned out super rich and yummy!


Mickie and Matt said...

MMMM That recipe makes me want some FUDGE! Looks delightful!

Puddle jumping, yes, i'll preprare myself for that with my little man :)

I have never seen a Christmas Story... I should probably watch since its a favorite of many.

Justine and Fernando said...

CUTE boots! I love your new header too. Dig it!