Thursday, December 22, 2011
Happy Winter Solstice!
You certainly wouldn't think today was the first day of winter with the mild weather we have had all month and continue to enjoy. Or should I say I have enjoyed. I'm not one for anything winter. I really was born into the wrong climate. No skiing, skating or snowman building. I'll take the beach and a green Christmas any day! (the photo above was taken last winter)
Speaking of Christmas, can you believe it's only 3 days away! I am still not finished my shopping or baking. Today's my last day at work, so all this will get done and 24 hours from now I'll be ready.
In case you need a quick recipe to add to your Christmas festivities, here's a one for eggnog fudge.
It's creamy and rich and oh so sweet. You'll love it.
Yield: 64 pieces
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup unsalted butter
¾ cup eggnog
Pinch of salt
10½ ounces white chocolate, chopped
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus a little more for dusting the top of the fudge
One 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon rum extract