Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Weekend Getaway and My Latest Creation

Those of you who know us may have heard us mention a time or two (or ten) how crazy our schedules can be at times. A lot of the time we end up working opposite schedules. Mix moving into a new house, throwing a party for a friend at the house shortly after moving in, and the fact that we are first-time homeowners in there, and you have a perfect formula for stress and that wonderful overwhelmed feeling. Great! So we decided we needed to get away for a few days to Lake Michigan. We were desperate for a BEACH! So Saturday morning, this is where we found ourselves.
 Once we got tired of lounging in the hot sun (seriously, we were tired from this!), we found this little guy and hung out here for awhile.

Ahhhhhh... now that's relaxing! If you close your eyes, you can almost believe for a moment that you are somewhere tropical. *Sigh* Unfortunately, buying a house trumped an exotic vacation... the joys of growing up! Not that buying a house is bad at all... but there is no water lapping at our feet. If there is, we're in some serious trouble and should've gotten that flood insurance! :/ We are so thankful for our house and can't imagine living anywhere else now.

Unfortunately, it was short-lived, as a severe storm rolled through town, which sent us scrambling back home. Note to self: never try to beat a storm when you're in unfamiliar territory. We made it home, which is the important part. But I did wonder for a little bit if we would. And by wonder, I meant I was freaking out (on the inside) and kept praying over and over to make it home!

Anyway, I wanted to share a recipe I found after we got back home. I decided that I needed to use up a can of frosting that was about to expire, so I consulted the Googles and saw that you can make fudge in literally 2 minutes. Sweet! (No pun intended.) This sounded like my kind of recipe. It's so simple, here it is:

Heat up 1 can frosting (chocolate or white/ vanilla) on HIGH in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Add 1 cup (or less if you'd like) of peanut butter to liquidy frosting in can. Heat on HIGH for another minute. Stir and pour into dish lined with wax paper. Refrigerate until firm. I used parchment paper since that's all I had, and it's a bit difficult to remove from the paper and dish. But it's so delicious that I'm probably not going to be above licking the dish (or the paper)... I'd hate to be wasteful, after all. ;) I'm wondering if I could make this without the peanut butter. I also noticed afterwards that I had some praline pecans that would've been an interesting addition to the recipe. I'm totally going to try some variations of this for the holidays!

Anyway, I need to do some sorting and straightening up around the house, so that's it for now. Goodnight!

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