Bottom line, Mike made Gaby's recipe and - it worked. I believe it was the first one. I'm not copying the email about it here because I'm sure half of it was made up, and I'm trying to gain control of my blog here. Only the truth.
Elise would never lie when she says:
I wish Dad had never made this fudge. It's my favorite dessert in the world and always has been since elementary school carnivals and The Fudge Shop at Six Flags when I was a teenager. It's one of the only foods that I CANNOT stop eating. It's overcast, drizzly, and cool here today,and I'm realllly appreciating my day off today. Fudge and rain. It doesn't get any better than that!
It sure looks like fudge. No one could mistake this for a sandwich topping.
To prove I'm over fudge, I found this on Mother Bird's blog. I thought it was directions on how to create those neat little sand sculptures in bottles that I've seen. I believe there's a small one in the attic now - a gift from some child that sat around for years until it finally got "put away." I knew I would never buy colored sand or dye any sand, but I decided to look at it anyway. It is fascinating. Try it. Of course, you'll have to follow the instructions (click the small gray box in the upper lefthand corner). I sat there and stared at the screen for 15 seconds waiting for something to happen. Then you have to learn a few rules, and it's time to create. My first one was pretty ugly because I had to try out all the colors and methods, but it soon gets to be fun - and there are sound effects. I dragged the mouse from peach to purple and just used those colors. Beautiful.
Also check out Erin's account of her funeral potatoes on the same page. She's an excellent writer, and this is so funny.