Welcome to the 25 Days of Simple Christmas! Each day I will be posting an idea of keeping the holidays simple- so that we can focus on Christ and the real meaning of Christmas!
While Christmas is such a special day, so much of the joy gets lost in the busyness.
Each day I will be writing about a simple way to celebrate the season. To focus on family, joy, and memories, without the elaborate extras that can bring added stress. Simple can be more meaningful if it gives us more time to focus on the huge GIFT we are awaiting-Jesus Christ, our Savior.
One of my favorite simple recipe
s at Christmas time is homemade fudge.
For years I have been making it and giving it away as gifts
to friends, neighbors, and family. Such a simple recipe
, but so delicious and everyone loves it.
Simple recipes are really the best at this time of year. It can get so complicated with so much to do. I enjoy making this recipe because although I love being in the kitchen, at this time of year I would rather free up my time to focus on the season.
Simple Homemade Fudge
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 cups chocolate chips-(can use semi-sweet, milk chocolate, white chocolate, or peanut butter chips-all with delicious results!)
a pinch of salt
2 tsp vanilla extract.
(Optional toppings- toffee bits, nuts, etc.)
Melt chips with condensed milk over very low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add salt, and vanilla. Stir until belnded.
Spread over waxed paper lined pan (any small-medium sized pan will do) and refrigerate until hardened. Cut into pieces and serve.
We like to give this away in candy boxes-or other simple decorative containers found in the local craft store.
Add a cute gift tag
and you are set. A great gift for the librarian, mail carrier, UPS carrier, or neighbors! Or of course, to enjoy as a family on a cozy night with hot cocoa!
Please Join These Bloggers in
their 25 Days of Christmas Series:
25 Days of Christmas: Home for the Holidays @ Graceful Abandon
25 Days of Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers & Preschoolers @ Sidetracked Sarah
25 Days of Christmas Traditions @ Sharing the Journey
Join me on my journey to clear the clutter as I am simply living...for Him! I am a homeschooling mom sharing about my faith, family, hobby-farm life, and Jesus. I am also an author and speaker and love sharing my journey with others- and I am all about keeping it real and authentic! Join me as I seek less of this world and more of Jesus!
Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.