Thursday, December 11, 2008

Rachel to the Rescue

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek



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Lydia: "Mom, remember I need cookies or something to share tonight when we go caroling."

Mom: "Sure, I remember. What do you want to make?"

Lydia: "I don't especially like cooking . . ."

Rachel (enthusiastically): "I DO! I'll make something!"

And off she dashes to retrieve her favorite cookbook:

THE SPATULATTA COOKBOOK
by Isabella and Olivia Gerasole
Rachel quickly selects her favorite giftable goodie:

Just three simple ingredients (butter, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate chips) and a few basic tools get this girl started on her way to sweet success.

First she selects a microwavable bowl, places 4 oz of butter in the bottom, adds a can of sweetened condensed milk,

. . . then pours in 1-1/2 bags of chocolate chips. (Rachel recommends the dark 60% cacao variety by Ghirardelli, but any chips will do -- be bold, experiment.)


Next she mixes with a wooden spoon,
. . . and microwaves the mixture on low (power 3) until melted, smooth and glossy. Rachel checks the consistency about every two minutes until it reaches that smooth fudgey stage.
Finally she pours the mixture into an 8 x 8 glass pan lined with plastic wrap,
. . . smooths the fudge into the pan,
. . . and sets it aside to cool.
When cooled, cut and enjoy.

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A few hours later . . .

Rachel: Here's some fudge for your caroling event, Lydia.

Lydia: Thank you, Rachel. That looks so yummy! I'm glad we get to eat the extras!
Lydia: See you later!


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Aaaaaahhhhh . . . another happy ending at day's end. (And remnants of fudge lying in a bowl on the counter -- where's my willpower? I know I had it here just a minute ago.) ; )

24 comments:

noble pig said...

Okay, she is so cute with that smile and the willpower this month has left the room! Gone, will return in January when the Spring fashions hit the magazines and the thought of shorts and tank tops fills the mind.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

That actually might be something My kids could make their last fudge attempt tasted wonderful but remained a oooy gooy mess.... LOVE The chefs pictures there... shes just adorable :)

Karen said...

Now I'll have to make fudge! haha I use that recipe, only without the butter. Hmmmm, I may have to experiment with mine. We also add vanilla to the finished (melted) project. So good. So easy.

Elizabeth said...

Hey, thanks for the brilliant play by play and recipe! I will be trying it soon :)

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season :)

sukipoet said...

Oh, Rachel is so sweet to do this for her sister. And it does look yummie too. Cheers, Suki

Karen Deborah said...

Just precious. all I want for Christmas is you and your girls on my doorstep. I like fantasy fudge with marshmellow cream added. That little cookbook is toooooo cute!

Dawn said...

Your daughters make a great pair. ;) I would have absolutely no willpower with that fudge.

Becky said...

Looks great! I may have to try and make that with the kiddles.

LadiesoftheHouse said...

The fudge is neat and all, but my focus is your girl's cooperation and how they have been taught by excellent parents how to get along and behave towards each other like daughters of the King.

Shannon said...

FUN!! And terrific pictures too - love them! Now I'm dying for some fudge :-)

FancyHorse said...

Sweet! In more ways than one! I love the story about the sisters' love for each other, kindness and sharing.

MomOf3 said...

Yummy! I know my daughter would really love to try this! Thanks for including the recipe!! :) It is really nice that your girls help each other out like that.

Steph said...

MMMMMMM.....Fudge....
My daughter would so go for that! I thinks we need that cookbook!

Chris said...

That is VERY cool! What a considerate younger sister.

Oh, and I'll be right over to take care of that little fudge problem for you.

scrappysue said...

gotta love that sisterly love - yummy fudge too!

Violet said...

Oh yes, this fudge recipe is much easier than mine, and now I am reeeaaallly longing for the chocolate bliss of fudge!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

WOW - and I'm with Rachel - Ghirardelli is the bet!!

Flea said...

There are leftovers?

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Wow, that is super easy. I'll have to try that one. So sweet to see them helping one another out!
Happy Holidays!

Jenners said...

Visiting from PhotoStory Friday!

Wow ... what a great post! And that sounds about my level of cooking ... plus it aligns nicely with my sweet tooth! Sounds like you have some lovely girls!

david mcmahon said...

Wonderful, Debbie. The Authorbloglets enjoy being let loose in the kitchen too.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I love Rachel. She's a kindred spirit... you are bringing the girls when we get together for a girl's day out, right?

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

What an awesome sister!

Shellie said...

I just love stuff the kids can make.