I took some better pictures of the Christmas tree earlier this month - we were still counting down to Christmas break on the chalkboard, now the kids are counting down the days until Christmas, only 4 more days now!
newly arranged "gallery wall" with some family pictures and some little plates and art from thrift / antique stores.
We're having a good break from school so far. Last weekend we went to the zoo
The week before Christmas is definitely the best time of year for the zoo. It was calm and quiet, everyone must have been out at the malls.
Yesterday we made this fudge:
Christmas Fudge (recipe from Parent's Magazine)
Your child can stir in the dried fruit when the fudge is off the stove.
• 2 bags (12 oz. each) white-chocolate chips
• 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• Pinch of salt
• 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
• 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Line an 80-square pan with foil. In a saucepan over low heat, stir and melt chips, condensed milk, vanilla, and salt. Remove from heat and stir in fruit. Spread evenly in pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Remove from pan and cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Very easy to make and yummy too, Merry Christmas!