I want you all to be proud of me. Not only do I have decorations up, I’ve even started buying presents. This is a big deal because up until about 3 days ago, my kids were only getting donations to my favorite charities in their name.
I have had quite the year.
At some point in the near future, I’ve got to A) figure out where to move and B) move myself, 3 kids, 3 dogs, and all our stuff.
So I am very much anti-stuff right now. I don’t want to bring anything else into the house that I will then have to store and then move. I just cannot handle anything else.
But yeah, I gave in and bought them a few things and they’ll be happy with what they get, dangit.
I also watched Who Took Johnny, Audrie and Daisy (another must watch – especially if you have teens), and I started The Staircase. If you’re also into these sorts of documentaries, please leave me suggestions! I’m obsessed right now.
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I have good news! I took my fave soda, Dr Pepper TEN, and turned it into chocolate fudge!
We are days away from the big day and I have somehow managed to keep my hands out of our candy jar. You guys, this has never happened before. At this point, I’ve usually eaten every single piece of good candy and then on Halloween day, I’m running like a madwoman to the store to buy more.
Not this year though! I have conquered my candy addiction.
Just kidding. I ate homemade Dr Pepper Fudge instead.
As I mentioned, I used the Dr Pepper TEN (that I purchased at King Soopers – it’s with all the other sodas) in this fudge. It is my absolute favorite because it only has 10 calories but it doesn’t taste like a diet soda. I also used Canada Dry TEN in the Creepy Ginger-Ade recipe you see below. I’m currently obsessed with all things ginger which is weird since I named my blog Fake Ginger because I couldn’t stand ginger – and also because I like to dye my hair red. Speaking of, should I do that this weekend? I’m bored of blonde.
Anyway, the Canada Dry TEN is so delicious and it was perfect mixed with lemonade! I added a packet of powdered lime drink mix to the mix to turn it green. And then I popped some spiders in! (And PS, you could totally put some vodka in if you’re making this for an all adult party!)
Funnily enough, just the other day I commented on a blog post about fudge saying that if I was any good at making fudge, I’d make some right then. Because I love fudge. But I’m SO bad at making it. And then that night, I got super excited about the idea of Dr Pepper Fudge that I went downstairs at 11 pm and made this in less than 20 minutes.
It really couldn’t be easier. No candy thermometer needed! Which is awesome because you guys know I buy a candy thermometer 3 times a year and then throw it out when I decide it’s too much work.
You just cook most of the ingredients together and then stir in the chocolate, let it set for an hour or two, and slice into squares.
And you really can taste the Dr Pepper TEN! It’s absolutely delicious and perfect for this time of year when candy is on everyone’s mind.