Monday, December 05, 2011

25 Days of Christmas, Day 5: Butterscotch Fudge

The Teenager started volleyball practice yesterday and, today, she's fairly sore. So sore that I doubt she will be of any help with tonight's holiday baking; stirring is hard, yo.

Speaking of stirring, yesterday I made my niece's favorite fudge despite being in the throes of some wierd and unexplained facial swelling. The swelling started Saturday night, out of nowhere, while I was reading posts on Facebook. I hadn't eaten anything new, have not changed make-up, recently, and, can think of no other explanation for the swelling aside from the fact that I must be allergic to Facebook.

Ok, probably not but; what would you think if one side of your lips suddenly swelled to twice the size of the other side for no discernable reason? Weird, right? And, why just one side? Why couldn't it have been total swelling of the lips, leaving me with the perfect pout of a movie star rather than the appearance of a deranged lunatic on a collagen kick gone horribly wrong?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Anyway, the swelling lasted about twelve hours or so and my lips are now back to normal. I may limit my time on Facebook as a precaution, however.

And now for the fudge...

Butterscotch Fudge

2 pkgs. Butterscotch morsels
1 can Sweetened condensed milk

Pour milk and morsels into microwaveable bowl. Melt on high heat for 3-5 minutes, depending on your microwave (stir occasionally to check for even melting). Pour into 8x8" baking pan that has been lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until firm, cut into squares. Hide in the deepest, darkest recesses of the freezer so that your niece doesn't eat every piece before you have a chance to display the fudge on you seasonal goody tray. Wait; maybe that just happens at my house.

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