Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Holidays and Welcome 2010!

I have found it harder for me to get into the Christmas spirit this year and I think it's because I am so far away from my friends and family and I have yet to see snow of course! When I lived in Boston, it was very convienant for me to drive home in just 3 short hours and enjoy seeing my mom's xmas decorations and taste test her yummy holiday treats! There is a fabulous woman at work that has decorated the rehab gym and xmas carols have been playing in the gym during therapy sessions with our patients, which has helped a bit, but it is just not the same. About a week ago, my wonderful Christmas Angel of a mother sent me a homemade xmas wreath from Maine and I became all nostalgic once I opened the box and smelled that wonderful country pine! And recently, I made a Rocky Road Fudge for a staff Christmas party which helped me a re-direct my attention back to the holiday season...but as I look around my apt now and do not have one ounce of Christmas decoration displayed, I am sad to be so far away. So, to fill my void, I ate fudge...comfort food always makes me feel warm and happy again! haha Above is a picture of my creation! It was the easiest recipe and may become one of my favorite for fudge. I have enclosed the recipe:
Rocky Road Fudge

*12 oz package semi-sweet toll house morsels
*1 can of carnations sweetened condensed milk
*1 teaspoon vanilla extract
*3 cups of mini marshmellows
*1.5 cups of chopped walnuts
*in a microwavable bowl, melt chocolate and condensed milk in microwave for 1 min
*mix with a spoon and continue to heat up in 15 sec intervals until mixture melted and smooth
*fold in marshmellows and walnut and place in a 13x9 in baking pan lined with waxed paper
*refrigerate until hardened and ready to serve
Enjoy the recipe and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and exciting 2010 filled with a lot of love, happiness, and new adventures! I fly in from Texas this Saturday (19th) and hope to catch some of you while I"m home for a week...and I can guarantee you that by the time I step my foot off that plane, I will be in the holiday spirit!


  1. We need you home Kristi to put us all in the Christmas spirit! Can't wait to see you and hug you I need your laugh and ya!
    Cole has been filling in very well to keep me wait till you see him...he's a joy...

  2. It will be great to see you...we wont wont to let you go back! :)