Count Down to Christmas’ Daily Dose

Hi! My name is Alex Barrett, I am one of the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce interns, and I will be writing you The Daily Dose this month. It is time to start the Christmas countdowns! I know I am getting mine out. Hope you enjoy your Daily Dose brought to you by the Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce!

  • Do you need to remodel your home before the holidays? These local businesses can help: Probuild, Fortman’s Paint and Glass, Wyoming  Woodstove and Decorating Center, Carpet One Commercial Flooring of Laramie.
  • Re-outfit your snowman with something creative from NU2U. Who says snowmen can only wear a top hat and a button nose?
  • Decorate your home for the holidays! Walmart has all of the decorations you need to make your house look festive and inviting.
  • Gift idea of the day: Kitchen gadgets are perfect for friends or family who love to cook. Lots of great kitchen related items can be found at The Copper Kettle, located at 209 S. 2nd St. Laramie, WY 82070
  • Holiday Recipe of the day: Egg Nog Fudge, Source: Recipe Girl
    • All of these ingredients available at __(Check Wal-Mart and Safeway to make sure they have rum extract and white chocolate bars)
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 3/4 cup dairy eggnog
    • 10.5 ounces white chocolate bars, chopped into small pieces
    • 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, plus a little more for the top of the fudge
    • once 7 ounce jar marshmallow crème
    • 1 tsp rum extract
      •  Line a 8 or 9-inch square pan with foil and let it hang over the sides. Butter the foil.
      •  In a heavy, 3-qt saucepan combine sugar, butter, and eggnog. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling 8-10 minutes over medium heat or until a candy thermometer reaches 234 F, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.
      •  Using a wooden spoon, work quickly to stir in chopped white chocolate and nutmeg until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir in marshmallow creme and rum extract. Beat until well blended  and then pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle with a little freshly ground nutmeg on top. Let stand at room temperature until cooled. Refrigerate if you’d like to speed up the process.
      •  When completely cool, cut into squares. Store in covered container.

Egg Nog Fudge

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