Hi everyone!! Well, we just finished a show in Delaware Ohio (outside of Columbus Ohio ) .Setup was early (repeat…EARLY ) on Saturday morning. Of course, this was after driving 3 1/2 hours to our hotel on Friday and after being up until 2 AM because of a party in the hotel. A LOUD party with guests standing outside our door shouting to each other. We even heard other guests giving very loud suggestions of what the partygoers could do… Then..we got up at 4:30 to get ready to go set up. Needless to say, we were tired all day at the show. The hotel was very nice.
Beautiful flowers outside the hotel….
The show was very slow….that is, until my lucky charm showed up!! Guess who!?! It was Carmen of Primcats!! She and her friend surprised me by a visit, and yes, she is as nice as she seems on her blog. (and skinny! ) In fact, she bought me a VERY nice, very large breadboard…but is insisting on holding it at HER house. I’ll have to go pick it up sometime when she is out of town…………………………. Immediately after Carmen left, we got busy and the day ended well. Sunday started off very busy and continued that way with multiple sales and one lady came in and bought all of my Halloween pieces. Our booth looked pretty thin at the end of the show…always a good feeling. The show was very tiring especially because of the heat. After a very HOT load up, we drove home—never stopping to eat because we were so tired. After arriving home at 10 PM, I fixed chili dogs ( ?) and we crashed. We are still craving sleep.
I did get some pieces painted at the show but it was difficult because the heat dried the paint as fast as I laid it down. Sunday I painted very little because of that. These pieces have not been sanded or stained yet.
The show was very hot so we drank water constantly and, because we were lucky enough to have an ice cream shop directly in front of our booth, ate a lot of frozen custard. OH, YUM!!! It was SOOOO good!! Since we got home, we have been craving more ice cream. What’s better than ice cream??? Ice cream with hot fudge sauce!! Here is the recipe I use…. I hate recipes that call for special chocolate—this one calls for ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
Hot Fudge Sauce
2 Cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 (12 oz. ) can evaporated milk
1 Cup white granulated sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine chips, milk, and sugar in heavy saucepan. To get CREAMY fudge sauce cook slowly. You must dissolve that sugar completely!! Cook over medium heat stirring often. Heat should be on the lower end of medium. Cook until it boils (boil at least 5 minutes ) and thickens. I cook this a total of 20-22 minutes—always stirring. Remove from heat, add butter and vanilla, cool enough that it won’t totally melt your ice cream before using. Pour into a microwave safe bowl, grab a spoon, hide in a closet, and eat—whoops!! I meant to say….share with the ones you love!! Hope you enjoy it!!
Store in the fridge—microwave to warm up. It turns solid when cold.
We went for groceries and lumber again today—so we are already tired! I’m prepping signs tonight and we’re going for more lumber tomorrow. We have no show this coming weekend and are happy about that!! Hope all of you have an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!! PARTY ON!! –Jan