Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Tree's Up

The Man-Cub picked the perfect Christmas tree this year.

It's a Balsam - and it smells better than any Christmas Tree we've ever had - the whole house just smells like Christmas. So the tree is up and it has lights on it,
but no ornaments yet and I don't know that we'll get to them before the weekend this week is cram-packed with events. We had two funerals yesterday - nothing like standing at a graveside with a -20 windchill.

Tonight we have the WELCA Christmas party and I'm in charge of the program. I'm showing a video "Women of the Early Church". It's pretty good, then we'll have some discussion and a potluck dinner.

I'm taking a tray of fudge - it's super easy Microwave Fudge. I've made a couple of batches now and it turns out perfectly.

Microwave Fudge
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2-3 Tablespoons soy milk
1/2 cup Earth Balance
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped black walnuts

Just put it all in a microwave for 2-3 minutes until bubbly - then pour it into a greased dish, let it harden and cut it into squares.

And I'm also taking my pretty divided snowflake dish with peas on one side and glazed carrots on the other
- it seems like they never have enough just plain veggies at a potluck.


  1. Did I tell you that I've started a new tradition - decorate the FICUS TREE! Yes, the same ficus tree that you sent me in 1988 when I made Staff Engineer at IBM....I'll have to write a blog entry about it...no smell, of course....:-{

  2. Definitely post a picture. We'll not get ours decorated until Friday night - I think. The man hasn't gotten out the Blue Christmas CD yet. haha.