I live in a fairly large town. There are about 50,000 people who live here, so it’s not small, or anything.
So why is it that I always see people everywhere I go? The grocery store, Target, the gym. Usually I like running into people. But it seems like the universe is against me; whenever I run into someone I know I have no make-up on, my hair isn’t brushed, or I’m half naked.
Let me explain.
A lot of people I know work out at my gym. It’s a super-huge family-friendly one. I often see someone I know while I’m on the treadmill. More often, it’s when I’m in the locker room.
Often I have to go somewhere after my workout: the store, bank, or to work in Jordan’s class. Because I enjoy people and want them not to recoil in horror at my post-workout stench, I tend to wash up before I leave the gym.
It’s always when I have my top off that I see someone I know. A neighbor, the mother of a kid in Jordan’s class. When this happens we both try to avert our eyes while still greeting each other, lest lightning strike.
I know, I know. Why don’t I change in a stall? Where’s the fun in that?
The first time I ever showered at the gym (ew, gross, I know. It doesn’t happen often and I always use shower shoes) I saw a neighbor I had just met while wearing only a towel wrapped around me (because I am not that woman who walks around completely nude). Needless to say, I now have a robe in my gym bag.
Yes, it’s a large town. But it seems small in so many ways.
I was so excited when Jocelyn asked me to be part of a co-posting fudge day. Do you read her blog? You really should. Her stuff? Is amazing!
I immediately thought of 100 Grand bars when I thought of fudge. I don’t know why. Possibly because I had a 10-pack in my cabinet for some reason. My mom ate these candy bars all the time when I was a kid but I hadn’t thought of them again until recently when it turns out everyone I know loves them. Why not make a fudge mimicking the caramelley goodness?
There are two layers of fudge/Rice Krispie with a caramel layer in between. Sweet goodness, if you ask me. I made it in a loaf pan instead of an 8×8″ so it would be easier to spread each layer. I wanted to get some photos of the assembly process, but my assistant was out sick. (Just kidding. I don’t have an assistant. But wouldn’t that be cool??)
You have to work fast before your layers harden, so it’s a little tricky (hence the lack of “process” photos). But who cares?
It’s totally worth it!
Want some other great fudge recipes? Be sure to check out these great recipes:
Cherry Fudge by Shugary Sweets
Red Velvet Fudge by Something Swanky
Smooth as Silk Fudge by Mandy’s Recipe Box
Snickers Fudge by Life As A Lofthouse
Red Hot Oreo Fudge by Inside BruCrew Life