A White Christmas

Since I’m Mexican, this this my first white Christmas! Do with that, what you will Winking smile

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After a pain-less cross country flight we arrived at Ben’s family home in Florida. I have always felt comfy and at home here – love it! I’ve been looking forward to this visit almost as much as he has. We sleep in his childhood room. Now it’s all grown up!IMG_5577

As soon as we dropped our bags we headed to the kitchen. His mom and dad were at church so we dug into anything and everything in the fridge. I made a plate with a ton of different goodies.

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Then, we broke into the cookies! Ben’s mom has a special recipe that everyone is in love with. This year she made chocolate chip and toffee crunch. Ben was pretty excited about it.

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I had a chocolate chip and half a toffee.

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Finally it was present time! Ben’s fam opens everything on Christmas Eve. This is something new for me because my fam does  everything Christmas morning.

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And I was introduced to another family tradition – hot fudge and ice cream. Ben’s mom slow cooks fudge on the stove and pours it over ice cream after the presents are all open.

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This is the kind of tradition I can get into!IMG_5571

Hot Fudge Topping:

Ingredients:

4 squares of Bakers unsweetened chocolate

2 cups sugar

1 cup warm milk

2 eggs, beaten

2 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

slowly add

Directions: In a double boiler combine all ingredients. Heat and stir until the chocolate is melted and everything is combined. Keep on low for 2 to 3 hours, until desired thickness. Stir often and scrape down the sides. Check water in double boiler periodically to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!IMG_5579

Comments

  1. Brandie says

    Hey Monica! I started running this year and love following your blog for inspiration and laughs. This is my first time commenting… I couldn’t NOT tell you how hilarious your “White Christmas” joke was. It took me a second (I was like, snow in FL?!) then I laughed out loud. You constantly make me laugh, and thanks for updating regularly, I always look forward to it! Merry Christmas! :)
    Brandie in NC

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