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Tuesday, November 14

Andes Mint Christmas Fudge (Lt. Terry's Christmas Fudge Book Review)

Curl up with a great little book and a delicious treat, just in time for Christmas!

Lieutenant Terry's Christmas Fudge

Imagine you had been kept in a POW camp for months, cold, wet, dirty, and starving.  One day, there's good news and bad news.  The good news is, the Red Cross has delivered Christmas packages for the POWs! 

 The bad news is, there are only a few packages to give among hundreds of men.

It is determined a drawing will be held.  Now, imagine it is your lucky day-- you are one of the winners!  When you open your package, among other things you find evaporated milk, sugar, and a chocolate bar.  Chocolate!  It's been months since you've seen chocolate, and you are nearly intoxicated by the thought of it.  

All the other POWS from your building crowd around you as you open your package.  They smile wistfully as they see your goodies.  It's hard to disguise the longing in their eyes, wishing they had been the lucky ones to win.  

You realize that these are the perfect ingredients to make some Christmas fudge.  But here's the question: do you wordlessly devour your goodies, or is there something more, something better you could do?

Lieutenant Terry's Christmas Fudge by Gerald N. Lund is the simple, heartwarming story of a cocky pilot turned POW in WWII Germany.  We get to know Lt. Terry and his family, and by the time he ends up as a POW we are fully invested in his story.

Christmas is a special time for many people.  Yet it's easy to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  Lt. Terry's Christmas Fudge is a great reminder of the things that really matter: family, friends, and love for our fellow man.

I loved this book.  I think it would be a great little gift to give someone special who loves to read.  Pair it with a box of our family's favorite fudge and you've got a gift they will remember.

Andes Mint Christmas Fudge

Andes Cream De Menthe Fudge

Printable Recipe here

2 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 stick butter/margarine
1 can evaporated milk (3/4 cup or 5.33 oz)
1 7 1/2 oz jar Marshmallow Fluff
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 10 oz package + 1/4 cup Andes Cream De Menthe baking pieces

Grease a 9 inch square baking pan; set aside.
In a large saucepan, cobine first 5 ingredients.  Stir over low heat until blended.
Heat to a full-rolling boil, being careful not to mistake escaping air bubbles for boiling.  Boil slowly, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and chocolate pieces until chocolate is melted.  Turn into greased pan and cool.

Makes 2 1/2 lbs fudge.

Package up with a cute gift tag and you're good to go!

Note: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for a blog post review.  All opinions are my own.

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