I should be bringing you luscious pictures of pale, summery lemon fudge today. I should be regretting nibbling on fudge all day. I should be panicking about fitting into my dress for Violet’s First Holy Communion next Saturday. But I’m not. (Well, actually I am wondering if it might be wise not to eat between now and next weekend)
Why no fudge?
Let me explain …
I wait for Dermot to get home so I can pop to the supermarket in peace.
I trek around the supermarket with one child in tow.
I put the shopping away.
I weigh all the ingredients out.
I pop the milk, sugar and salt in a pan.
I bring it to the boil.
I stand there staring at it, wondering why there are worryingly brown flecks.
I stand there for a further 8 minutes, convincing myself all will be well.
I REALISE I HAVE USED CONDENSED MILK INSTEAD OF EVAPORATED!!
I throw it away.
Wash an incredibly burnt pan.
Search the cupboards to find no evaporated milk.
Go back out to the supermarket.
Wash one child.
Put 2 children to bed.
Start again with the evaporate milk.
Stand there for 13 minutes wondering why the fudge is boiling but getting no thicker.
Think maybe it will work anyway.
Mix the rest of the ingredients in.
Place fudge in the fridge.
Watch half an hour of Election night disaster.
Go to bed.
Pack children off to school.
Mop up blood for an hour after Tara busts my lip.
Check the fridge.
FUDGE NOT SET!! FUDGE IS MUSH!!
Throw fudge away and give up.
I blame David Cameron.
(I know none of this is earth shattering – Just a tiny bit frustrating)
And so there is my #WeekendCreation for this week. The whole week has not be a complete write off – You may have seen a rather successful Baileys Chococcino Cake and some super quick Maple Oat Pecan Scones.
I have managed to pick up my crochet hook this week though – I am decorating these pretty little IKEA pots with their very own crochet jackets a la Attic 24 style. There’s still a way to go but once you start on the pot jackets they come together quite fast so I hope to have some finished articles to show you next week – complete with herbs on my kitchen window sill!
Thanks to everyone who joined in with the last #weekendcreations. I’m so pleased that for the first week we had some lovely entries.
My first foodie featured post for #weekendcreations is this magnificent Sprouted Mung Bean Salad from Herbs Spices & Tradition. This is so pretty – how can it be good for you too?! Even I’m tempted to have a go – and I’m NEVER tempted by Mung Beans!
I’m so impressed with my featured Craft entry from Red Rose Mummy – Pippa is making her very own creation due in just a few weeks and has still managed to produce some toddler craft. I’m planning on doing so much craft stuff with Tara before she starts school – When I can get her away from wanting to write everyone’s name that is! I love Pippa’s Paper Plate Rock Pool – It has inspired me to do so many crafts with paper plates.
The linky is now open for next week’s #weekendcreations – I hope you have had a much more successful week than I have! All food or crafts posts are welcome – there is no theme. All entries will be commented on, tweeted, pinned & shared on Google+. If you have chance, please visit at least one other entry and please pop the badge in your post to spread the word about #weekendcreations.
The linky will remain open until Monday at 10PM and I’ll be back next Friday with a sparkling new roundup (and no failed fudge!)
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