Milk Chocolate Christmas Fudge

Made Famous By:  Heather McMullin aka Made Famous By
“If beauty is your calling card if being gorgeous is your calling card at some point that that is going to start to fade.  I have always thought that the people that have used that as their calling card have the most difficult time adjusting to the reality of their lives because you have defined yourself, your whole life by the way you look.  What happens when you no longer look that way?  That is why this is such an interesting conversation.” Oprah Life Class #7

“The truth is if you haven’t done the inner work, if you haven’t made a connection to begin to understand that your inner life is your real life and that everything external changes and everything external eventually goes away, dissipates and goes away.  But if you have cultivated the internal, if you have cultivated your inner life, your inner wisdom, your inner spirit a connection to what really matters in your life, the aging process will not be difficult because you will know who you really are and you will accept it and stop resisting and pushing against what is.” Oprah Life Class #7

I grew up a nerd.  So for me being beautiful never even entered into my mind.  Nerd and proud!  I never had a problem with that knowledge.  I had always been taught that self worth does not come from what is on the outside.  I truly had confidence in who I was and what I looked like because of that.  I didn’t need anyones approval of my looks.

The only thing that has mattered to me is if my husband thinks I am beautiful and he always has.  Even when I was 200 pounds after having a baby or after major brain surgery and I wasn’t able to wash my hair for nearly two weeks, he still told me how beautiful he thought I was.  The truth is I was lucky I scored him!

I have never feared getting older and therefore my looks have never mattered in any of my life decisions.  Sure I make an effort to get dressed and put makeup on every day, but that is because I think when you make an effort to put yourself together you feel better and I want to take my husbands breath away each and every time he walks into the door because he always takes mine away.

I have always thought of old age as a gift and that growing old is a true blessing.

Milk Chocolate Christmas Fudge
1 ½ Cups Sugar
¼ Cup plus 2 TBS Butter
½ Cup Whole Milk
Pinch of Salt
1 ½ (4oz) Milk Chocolate Chopped
½ Cup Marshmallow Creme
-Line- a 13x9-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil, allowing foil to extend over sides of pan.  Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
-In a medium sauce pan combine sugar, butter, milk, and salt over high heat, constantly stirring. 
-Bring mixture to a boil then reduce the heat to medium, stirring constantly until mixture reaches 234 degrees on a candy thermometer.
-Remove from heat and then stir in milk chocolate and marshmallow creme.
-I added peanut butter M&Ms to my fudge.  If you would like to do the same put your M&Ms in the freezer and then add them to the fudge after you pour it into the pan.  Make sure to drop them into the fudge.  Do not stir them around.  If you stir them they will melt.



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