Christmas is less than two weeks away. Less than two weeks.
This is stressful for me for a variety of reasons, not the very least being the fact that I'm not exactly done with my preparations. Like, at all. This is highly unusual for me as I used to take great pride in having all of my shopping/wrapping/package mailing/card sending/ etc. done by Thanksgiving, allowing me the entire month of December to enjoy the finer parts of the holiday, such as baking, watching holiday classics, attending seasonal parties with a smile on my face and finding new and unique ways in which to make Christmas as magical as possible for my children. I was maybe even a little bit smug about it. Also, I'm pretty sure people hated me.
No need to be a hater this year, apparently.
On the bright side, I am almost done with my baking, have finally managed to mail my out-of-town packages and, following a happy accident; have found that a good glass (or three) of wine makes it possible for me to pick up the ornaments that Finnigan has knocked off the tree for the five millionth time without wanting to scream, you know, too much.
The Christmas spirit, it is alive and well and living in a bottle of Pinot Grigio.
Also, there is an abundance of chocolate in my home; these two things, combined with the grace of God will get me through the season.
Dark Chocolate Fudge
1 pkg. Milk Chocolate morsels
1 pkg. Bittersweet chocolate morsels
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Line an 8x8" baking pan with foil, butter generously and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate morsels and condensed milk on high for three minutes. Stir to combine, thoroughly. Pour mixture into prepared pan, spread to the edges. Refrigerate until firm, cut into squares.
Thanks to the above mentioned wine, I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. However, it bears a striking similarity to the Dark chocolate & mint fudge that I made a while ago so...
...let's pretend this is it.
Further evidence that I am sucking at this holiday season. Actually, that's probably enough to prove my case and, the prosecution rests.