Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Question of the Day

I can’t turn around in my office without running into some kind of holiday nosh, including Argentinian pastelitos, candy, and all sorts of goodies.  (Yesterday we had two birthday cakes.)  So…

What’s your favorite holiday treat?

Me: dark chocolate anything.

Feel free to share your recipes, too.

6 barks and woofs on “Question of the Day

  1. Apple pie with ice cream or Reddi Whip. When I was a kid, we always had home made apple pie, something Helen could do well. When I got older and made pie for my kids, I would call my maternal grandmother and ask her what to do next, like add cinnamon or ginger or butter and she walked me through the project. I sure miss her.

  2. From Our family cookbook which my Sister put out.
    Penuche Fudge

    “Mom didn’t really like to cook but she loved making candy. She was a wizard making candy annually for Christmas. I never tried to make candy until the Christmas after she died in 1995. The first 2 batches I made were like concrete. The third time I succeeded and I felt like mom was with me again!” Ginny
    2 Cups Sugar (or 3 cups)
    2 Cups Brown sugar (or 3 cups)
    1 Cup Half and Half cream (or 1½ cups)
    3 T Butter or (4½ tablespoons)
    1 1/2 tsp Vanilla (or 2¼ teaspoons)
    1 Cup Chopped pecans (or 1½ cups)
    Procedure
    1 Grease pan.
    2 Put sugar and half and half in pan.
    3 Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring until mixture begins to boil.
    4 Continue cooking without stirring until mixture reaches “soft ball” stage.
    5 Remove from heat.
    6 Cool to lukewarm.
    7 Add butter and vanilla.
    8 Beat until mixture loses it’s gloss.
    9 Add nuts.
    10 Pour quickly into pan
    Yield: 9″ x 9″

  3. Your chocolate remark reminds me on my current statement of religion. Ergo: If Jesus had had enough sense to make the last supper consist of red wine and dark chocolate, I might still be religious.

    Then, of course there is always Karl Marx: “Milk chocolate is the opiate of the idiotic.”

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