Saturday, December 10, 2016

How To Make Christmas Fudge~




YUM~I love fudge! When Christmas comes I have visions of fudge dancing in my head. Nothing speaks to me like Christmas fudge and an iced cold glass of milk. It is really easy to make. The secret is making sure you boil it to soft ball stage. 


You know it is at soft ball stage when you drop a little of the boiling goodness in a cup of cold water and you can form a soft little ball out of it with your hands. It is at the soft ball stage. 


CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE


  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

  • * Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • *In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 7 minutes. (Check for soft ball stage.)Remove from heat; stir in marshmallow creme until well incorporated and melted. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth; spread in prepared pan. Let cool before cutting into squares.

BUTTERSCOTCH FUDGE


3 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter
1 (5 1/2 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 (12 oz.) pkg. butterscotch pieces
1 (7 1/2 oz.) marshmallow creme
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla




  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 7 minutes and check if it is at  a soft ball stage. Remove from heat; stir in marshmallow creme until well incorporated and melted. Stir in butter scotch chips and vanilla until smooth; spread in prepared pan. Let cool before cutting into squares.

MY FAVORITE ~CHOCOLATE FUDGE


2/3 cups butter
3 cups sugar
2/3 cups evaporated milk
1 pkg. semi sweet chocolate
7 oz marshmallow cream
1 tsp vanilla




  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 7 minutes or to a soft ball stage. Remove from heat~ pour in chocolate chips, marshmallow cream and vanilla until smooth; spread in prepared pan. Let cool before cutting into squares.
    I put mine in the fridge to cool!



Friday, December 9, 2016

Sweet Baby Jesus~





One Christmas Eve in 1932, Robert McGimsey attended a midnight church service in New York City and then headed back to his one-room apartment. As he returned that night to his home, he passed the open doors of taverns where people were shouting, swearing and loudly singing. Many people were so drunk they had passed out on the sidewalk in the front of the lively establishments. 
"What a strange way to celebrate the birth of the most perfect Person who ever lived on this earth," McGimsey thought. "We seem to have missed the whole significance of His life."

That night McGimsey wrote his thoughts on the back of an envelope. History tells us his words were used to write the beginnings of the popular spirituals. These words should ring out in our hearts this very Christmas season. 
Sweet little Jesus Boy,
They made You be born in a manger.
Sweet little Holy Child, didn’t know who You was.
Didn’t know You’d come to save us, Lord,
To take our sins away.
Our eyes was blind, we couldn’t see,
We didn’t know who You was.-Robert McGimsey 

Wow~ what a great apology written to the Saviour of the world who came as sweet baby Jesus but left this world as the King of Kings. This Christmas season is upon us and it seems to have rolled around all too quickly. Once again we have the opportunity to look at the birth of the Saviour and stand in amazement of the great love and sacrifice of our Lord.  May we not get so caught up in the celebration that we forget the One we celebrate. 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Crock Pot Peanut Clusters~ Oh So Good!






Cast of Characters~

2 pounds almond bark
1 bag of milk chocolate chips ~ (or which flavor you prefer)
1 Jar of salted roasted peanuts


Place all into a crock pot. Set on low. Watch closely. Set a timer and stir every 15 minutes until melted. Mine took 45 minutes but all pots are different and it will scorch easily. Drop by the teaspoons onto wax paper until firm. Place in an airtight container. Enjoy! 



What Can We Learn From Handel's Messiah




Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 14:6 

This morning I read a little history about one of the greatest Christian composers~ George Handel.  When he was 56 years old he had come to the end of his career. He had mountains of debts and he was washed up. He feared that he would spend his final days in a debtor's prison. He was down and out. His health was poor and he was in a cloud of depression over his state of affairs.  History does tell us that he was a man of faith and clung to his prayers for it truly was all he had left.

Charles Jennens was an old friend and he decided to ask George to conduct an orchestra for a charity event. It is said that George jumped at the chance not to resurrect his career but to get out of London to avoid his bill collectors.

Jennens idea for the oratorio was to reduce the greatest stories of both the Old and New Testaments  through the life of Christ and put them to music.

Handel spent 24 days writing what would become the famous Handel's Messiah. He once said, " I think I saw all of Heaven before me and the great God himself."  That is just like our God to take a man at his lowest and use him in such a mighty way. He promises when we are weak ~ He is strong.

It is amazing to me that God allowed a man to go through a valley experience in order to mold him and make him into His image to be used in a mighty way. That piece of music has been used greatly throughout all of these years. It has been used to raise millions for those who have been down and out just like George .

Many times we see it in the Bible. Look at Moses. God put him in the wilderness of life to mold him and make him in order to use him. I can look at my own life and see how God allowed circumstances to break me so that I had need of my Saviour and He could work in my life.  If you are in a season of hard times ~allow God to mold and make you so that He may use you to accomplish His will for your life. It is in the valleys that we grow the most and remember that God never wastes pain.


Isaiah 9:6-7King James Version (KJV)

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.


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