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Monday, June 18, 2012

Yay for Daddy-O!

DSC_0038What a fun Fathers’ Day weekend we had…I mean, the Big Daddy-O had!  And you know what that means…my post today will be a photo one, so our family can check it out.  I’ll post something crafty or tasty tomorrow…I promise.

On Saturday, we went to the Lego Kidsfest in Milwaukee.  Sorry for the blurry photos…I only had my phone with me, since I needed my hands free to build!  Not really, but I didn’t want to take another camera along.  This Lightning McQueen model was pretty amazing…I think the Master Builder told the hubs it took 4 weeks and something like 600 man hours to build.

We spent a lot of time at the Race Ramps, building and re-engineering for speed. This one was not speedy, but that blade on the front of it proved lethal to a couple of other racers.

Princess Thundercloud and I were totally absorbed by the new line of Lego Friends.  They’ve designed quite the intricate backstory on these girls, as we learned in the story book we bought.  These Legos involve lots of pets, shopping, and dessert baking.  What’s not to love?

Sunday was a pretty laid back day.  We went out for breakfast, then ran a couple of errands (to Home Depot, of course).  My GI Joe worked on the yard for several hours, which gave the kids time to make this Cookies and Cream Fudge Rockpile.  It actually looked a lot more rockpile-ish than this, but we forgot to take a photo before devouring half of it.

If you’d like to make your own fudge rocks (or whatever shape.  It molds perfectly without being sticky.), here’s how.

Cookies and Cream Moldable Fudge

 24 oz white candy coating(white chocolate won’t melt correctly)
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (we used fat free, but any will work)
3/4 cup finely crushed Oreos

1. Place the white candy coating in a large microwavable bowl and melt, according to package instructions. When it’s melted, stir in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.  You may need to heat it another 20 or 30 seconds.
2. Stir in cookie crumbs and let sit at room temperature for about an hour, until it’s cool and no longer sticky.  I speeded this process up by refrigerating it for about 15 minutes.  Don’t let it cool completely in the frig, though, or it may develop condensation and ruin the consistency.
3. Then you just make it into a rock shape or whatever.  It’s actually quite tasty, as well as easy.

Now it’s on to planning the next festivities…we love Independence Day!


  1. Hi Megan. I really like the Daddy Rocks fudge. Did you come up with that yourself? Looks like a recipe kids at the preschool could make too. Great ideas for Fathers day.

    Looks like you had a GREAT time, to say the least, at Lego Land. :)

    1. Hey Stephanie! It's a recipe from Eagle Brand that I modified to make a moldable fudge. Of course, after I had this great "original" idea, I saw it online. Oh, well...I guess there are no really original ideas anymore, with the worldwide web filled with so much stuff!

      I do think the kids at preschool could do it...mine had no problem with stickiness.


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