We had to put our oldest male dog to sleep today. He got a very aggressive form of bone cancer and within a month could no longer walk and was barely eating. It was time. My two sons cried for almost 2 hours straight this evening. I felt horrible for them and wish that I could have taken away their pain. Tomorrow we are going to paint a brick and make a gravestone for our backyard. They are intrigued by this idea and I am hoping it will help them with the grieving process. When we lost our oldest female dog a few years back they were too young to remember or understand. Today was very different. I spent most of the evening explaining what it means when something passes away. That is such a hard topic for anyone to process so I hope I did an adequate job. My husband and I adopted our dog from the pound a year after we were married. We had just graduated from graduate school and were looking for work. It was a rough year, we both worked 3 jobs at the mall to make ends meet. Our male dog brought joy into a stressful period. I will always remember him as the bumbling 60 pound puppy that would jump into the air when he was excited. He was the right dog at the right time for us. Since today has been stressful I have done a lot of baking. I bake when I am stressed. After my mother passed away I made 10 dozen cookies. It's my form of therapy and stress relief. This week I tried a new recipe for Pumpkin Fudge from All Recipes Magazine.
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This recipe has 8 ingredients. It takes 1 hour and 20 minutes, 20 minutes of which is active and makes 16 squares. I followed the recipe pretty exactly, I only made two change. First, I used parchment paper instead of foil. I find that foil shreds too easily when cut upon. Second, I found that I had more than 16 squares when cut. They must have made some very large pieces of fudge in their test kitchen. I also added the 1/8 teaspoon of salt suggested by the magazine.
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For the recipe go to Pumpkin Fudge.
Recipe Type: Dessert
A creamy recipe for Pumpkin Fudge. Great for fall or a party.
Cooking Time: 0h, 20m
Total Time: 1h, 20m
Yield: Serves 16