Fudge and Zumba

So, I’m craving some fudge. ‘Tis the season to gorge on candy and baked goods. And, as hard as I’m trying to resist the temptation for the sake of my waistline, fudge is calling my name. It’s not just any fudge I’m craving, mind you. Keebler’s Holiday Merry Mint Fudge to be exact. The recipe is as follows:

1 jar marshmallow creme (7 oz)

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cups evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups of milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Keebler Holiday Merry Mint Patties, chopped into 1/4 inch piecesLine an 8 x 8 inch pan with aluminum foil and set aside. In a large sauce pan, combine the marshmallow creme, sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt. Bring to boil; over moderate heat, stirring constantly!

Boil 4-5 minutes stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips, until chocolate is melted. Stir in vanilla and chopped merry mint patties. Pour into a pan.

Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Cut and serve at room temperature.

It’s a little bit of heaven in an 8×8 pan! I made some for friends and family already this month. But it’s gone. J didn’t help the situation by eating it by the forkful whenever he walked past the pan.

Once I’m able to get back to the gym, I won’t feel so bad about consuming an entire pan of fudge. You see, I had this birthmark removed from my upper inner thigh last Thursday and it has left me with a 3″ long wound. I’ll spare you photos of my stitches. I’m not supposed to do anything more strenuous than walking until I get the stitches removed. That’s 10 whole days of not working out. I’m not a fitness junkie or anything, I’m just trying to lose the last bit of stubborn baby weight and attempt to lead a healthier lifestyle. The truth is I feel better when I workout. So, no Zumba for me. And for those of you who haven’t tried Zumba. Go to their website and find a class in your area! Run! I’ll wait… It’s the most fun I’ve ever had in an aerobics class. Think Latin infused dance aerobics. Don’t worry- you don’t have to be coordinated or anything. I am so not coordinated. And it’s for all ages. I almost got an elbow in the nose from a 75-year-old shaking her groove thing next to me. Seriously. And, no, I don’t work for them or anything.


My First Blog Ever

*Ahem*  Test, test…  Is this thing on?

Here goes…  I’ve always wanted to journal.  And I have a rather nice internal dialog going in my head at all times.  At least, I think it’s nice.  We’ll see how it translates…  Being the sentimental softy that I am, I would love to look back on the events in my life one day.  I’m just too darn lazy to put pen to paper.  But let’s face it, pen and paper is old school anyway.  It is my goal to fulfill my journaling dream with this blog.

Now, I’m not promising a post a day or anything.  This initial post is a huge leap for me.  But since I love the idea of publishing blogs into handy volumes to pass on to future generations, I’ll try to post frequently.

So, who is this new blogger anyway?  You may call me A.  My husband of 7 years is J.  We have two sons, Wildman and Cutie Pie.  Wildman will be turning 3 on December 21st and lives up to his blog alias.  Cutie Pie will be turning 1 on January 18th which is also my birthday, coincidentally.  Cutie Pie also lives up to his blog alias as well.  Have no fear, there will be plenty more about them in coming posts.

I’m a SAHM.  I shudder at the label “Mommy Blogger” but I guess that’s what I am.  I am a mommy and now I am a blogger.  I’m going to try to refrain from writing about how perfect my little angels are and what their accomplishments are but you’ll have to allow for some of that from time to time.   Alas, I am proud of them.  But I do have my own identity too even thought it is no longer linked with a career outside of the home.  I’m cool with that though.  50+ hours weeks make for a tired, not-very-involved mom.  In fact, this is the most content I’ve ever been.

Anyhoo, J and Wildman are back from Lowe’s…  I must run!  I look forward to dumping some more random thoughts on you soon!