Wednesday, February 6, 2013

President's Wives

President’s Day is coming up soon, so this must be the right time to talk about the president’s wives!
Did you know that Mamie Eisenhower (the wife of Dwight “Ike” D. Eisenhower, 34th President , 1953 – 1961) was famous in her own right for her Million Dollar Fudge?! 

Thousands of housewives clipped this recipe from the newspaper when it was printed and it is still in use and raved about today.  Mamie was known to watch her pennies and even cut coupons for the White House staff to use.  Now there’s a model of we can follow in tough economic times.  Here is Mamie’s recipe:

Mamie Eisenhower’s Million Dollar Fudge
4 1/2 cups sugar
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 can evaporated milk
12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bits
12 ounces German-sweet chocolate
1 pint marshmallow cream
2 cups nutmeats

Boil the sugar, salt, butter, evaporated milk together for six minutes.
Put chocolate bits and German chocolate, marshmallow cream and nutmeats in a bowl. Pour the boiling syrup over the ingredients. Beat until chocolate is all melted, then pour in pan. Let stand a few hours before cutting.
Remember it is better the second day. Store in tin box.

Doesn’t that sound great to have available after a long day of working on Quilts of Valor?  Make up some fudge in time for President’s Day and give a salute to their wives!
A simple QOV to inspire you!

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