Some David pictures - we've been scanning/pulling pictures today.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, are to go to St. Jude's. David said in his last days that the only thing worse would be if this had been happening to a child.
This is where I will share pictures and posts on my kids! I will also put in some of my own thoughts, recipes and other rambles.
I made this for everyone on Christmas Eve. I really like all the marshmallow creme fudge recipes because they are pretty creamy and not too rich. I find a lot of fudges way too heavy. I wanted something new and this really hit the spot. I also made cookies as well, of course (wouldn't want to be lynched).
Modified from Southern Living
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup melted butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 (12-ounce) package white chocolate morsels [Nestle Tollhouse sells white chocolate chips]
1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow crème
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted [I didn't use these since I don't like nuts, but I'm sure they'd work fine if you like them]
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stir together first 6 ingredients in a heavy pan over medium-high heat, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer registers 234° [it always seems like it takes forever to get from about 220 to 234, but you'll get there eventually].
Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining ingredients until well blended. Pour into an aluminum foil-lined 9-inch square pan. Let stand 2 hours or until completely cool; cut fudge into squares.
The fact is that other mythical holiday characters have to be men:
Any one of these individuals could pass the male testosterone screening test, but not Santa, because it's clear he's a she with unique style.