One of the things I most enjoy about homeschooling is that we can arrange our daily schedule in order to accommodate other things that are going on in our lives. This morning, for instance, we are getting just the basics done–math, language, and reading, and then we are doing our “getting ready for Christmas” lesson which involves cleaning the house, baking cookies, and making fudge.
I used to be afraid of making fudge, mostly because I had failed so miserably at it so many times. I have tried a number of recipes and in the past and my results have varied from fudge that wouldn’t set, to fudge that was grainy, and fudge that you had to cut with a chainsaw. Not very merry.
Ultimately, however, I fell back upon the chocolate fudge recipe my mother taught me to use when I was a girl: “Never Fail Fudge.” The name says it all, and it is true–if you follow the simple directions, you can make this fudge and I promise you, you will not fail. No candy thermometer, no fancy ingredients, just easy yummy fudge. Even my husband can make it.
If you live in New England, you might recognize this recipe as the one using Marshmallow Fluff. Non-New Englanders can check out this miraculous New England staple food and get the Never-Fail recipe at the Marshmallow Fluff Website.
Now I’ve got to get back to the kitchen… Happy fudging!