Wednesday, October 18, 2006

do you really need an excuse to make fudge?

i didn't think so. well i'm sick so i have nothing good to say except for that i'm about to go back upstairs, crawl into bed, and not wake up until i have to take blake to football practice.

i stumbled across this on izzy's blog today and i want to put it here as well. i think it speaks volumes in a short amount of time. interpret it how you will, but ladies, it's no wonder that our appearance and weight is such an issue with us. scariest part is, i don't see it ever changing.

and now, my sickliness will leave you with a recipe for the easiest fudge in the universe (speaking of weight issues, and not feeling good about our bodies.. LET'S EAT FUDGE!!!).

5 minute fudge!

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tbsp butter
2/3 cup carnation evaporated milk
1/4 tsp salr
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cups morsels (semi sweet, milk chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch)
1 tsp vanilla

line 8 inch baking pan w/foil. combine sugar, milk, butter and salt in medium sauce pan. bring to a full rolling boil over med heat, stirring constantly for 4-5 minutes. remove from heat. stir in 'mallows, morsels, vanilla until the marshmallows are melted. pour into pan. refridgerate for 2 hours. voila! easiest fudge in the free world!

i also have a kick ass recipe for a cream cheese dessert ball thing (if you like cheesecake you will LOVE this) and some awesome make your own peppermint patties! YAY!


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear your not feeling well, sweetie. Take care and get lots of rest!

I love fudge, and that recipe sounds good. You should definitely post the cheesecake ball and peppermint patties recipe when you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Send me that peppermint patty recipe, will ya? I dig anything with peppermint and chocolate.

And feel better, you hot sexy fudge-making bitch.

carrie said...

That is sick. But, thanks for sharing - if only to make me feel a little bit more normal.


ps. I love that fudge recipe, I make a similar one at Christmas, I swear all it is is choc. chips, condensed milk, salt and vanilla plus whatever you add in! So, so yummy!

Anonymous said...

Sorry Jenn, but I have to share based on the weight and beauty remark in your blog....

Heard at the kitchen table from my dear son as he is doing his homework. I said something about Jenn and my dear son came over to me, put his arms around me and said, and I quote, "You would have to be prettier and skinnier to be like Jenn mom". Bless his little heart, the child's lucky he wasn't grounded until he was eighteen after that one!!!! Yes, I already shared it with Jenn and yes, if you can't tell, my son adores Jenn.

Jenn said...

Shit! Did I get you sick over the computer? Sorry hun. =(

Mike loves cheesecake...please send cheeseball receipe!

Lisa said...

Hope you feel better soon. And I can't wait to try at fudge recipie.

Anonymous said...

Awwww...take care of yourself, mama.

I will try the fudge at Christmastime. Anything with that few ingredients has to be awesome :)

Re: the video's message, I think things will change when people have finally had enough, kind of like the super-skinny models thing happening right now. I think we will eventually see healthier bodies being embraced, which is better than nothing.

Did you watch the Barbie Girl one I linked to? It was so gross it made me cry.

Melissa said...

Yummmm fudge. I made brownies with the kids last night and I may have to post a recipe too. ;)

I hope you feel better. Oh and it's never a bad time for fudge.

karengreeners said...

wow, that video freaked me out. i'm sending it to all my gals.
feel better soon; gotta go make some fudge, then hide it so that i get to eat it all.

Sonia Wetzel Photography said...

SO interesting to watch that after my recent epiphany. The sooner we all learn to love ourselves for exactly who we are every single day, the better. With the ability to love oneself comes the ability to not judge others for their actions OR appearance. How can one instill self love and good body image in her daughter, if one can't resist the urge to meanly point and laugh at another person? Can't we all just get along?? ;-)

Anonymous said...


(couldn't resist)

Anonymous said...

Yummy, the fudge sounds GOOOOOD! :) I plan on making it and then pretending like I slaved over it the whole day. :) Thanks! And, I want the peppermint patty recipe too, please!

Mieke said...

Wow, that video was powerful and something all women should see. I hope you feel better and I curse you for giving me yet another reason to indulge in something low fat right before the holidays. Like I don't have enough to eat with the bag of candy I buy for the trick-or-treaters and then eat

SUEB0B said...

Get better soon!

I am lucky, kinda - fudge is one of the few fattening things I do not like.

yorksdevil said...

How much is a cup? I don't believe I've ever measured anything in cups. Is it an actual cupful and if so how does this compare to a mug?

I'm not joking.

Tori said...

I LOVE fudge!!!! I have a really good recipe that is a tad bit more complicated. I'll have to give yours a try. Thanks for posting it (it made me laugh that you posted it in this particular post!)

j.sterling said...

LMFAO- while we're concerned about our weight and how we look- HOW ABOUT SOME FUDGE?!?!! lol

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Gah! A fudge recipe?! Woman, I'm trying to lose weight not put more on. Damn you.

(um, could I get on that list of peppermint patty recipe recipients? My mouth is watering just thinking about it.) :)

Anonymous said...

Wish I liked fudge or peppermint patties. I guess I am a freak of nature cause I don't like m&m's either.

I can't believe that video! I'm SO showing that to my eleven year old daughter. Thanks for sharing!

Virginia Belle said...

dude, you can't talk about recipes and then NOT post them. that's torture. you are a cruel, cruel woman.

i will write down the fudge recipe, fo sho.

sorry you are sick! hope the fudge is helping!