I worked on basketry today. Our high school is having a fund raiser this weekend and I was putting the finishing touches on a pair of gift baskets that we're donating to the silent auction. This is something we've done for several years and I enjoy working on. I'll have to post some pics as soon as I have everything together.
Other than that, I'm in the mood for making fudge. This isn't supposed to happen until Christmas time. Now that I think about it, I suppose I may have picked up some subconscious vibes as I read some library magazines while waiting for my son to get done with cross country practice.
I have all the ingredients for the fudge. Well almost... A few days ago I saw this recipe in one of my cookbooks for making your own sweetened condensed milk. I could make "easy fudge" if I used this recipe. Handy, huh? When Christmas time gets here, I'll be ready.
I'm going to let this be our little secret because if anyone in this house even thought there was a possibility of fudge being made, there would be no peace around here until I did. In the meantime, I decided to make a cup of hot chocolate instead.
Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup boiling water
3 T. butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/3 cups powdered milk
Measure boiling water into blender. Add butter, sugar and dry milk. Blend 30 seconds. Pour out and let stand until thick and cool. Makes 14 ounces.