Today's post brings you some UGLY sweaters! The girls from work all got together for a cookie exchange and decided to wear our ugly Christmas sweaters, too! I had a hard time finding one as I got rid of all of mine, brought them all to Goodwill, a long time ago. I ended up buying one at Walmart. As I checked out, the clerk asked if I needed a gift receipt. After answering that I did not, she asked if I was treating myself!?! I started laughing and said that I was buying it to wear to an ugly sweater party. She must have liked it much more than I did as she didn't find the humor in it! Oh well, I truly remember wearing these things years ago. If only I'd have known, I could have kept them and had a good use for them now. LOL!
Here is the invitation I made for the girls. The only problem with it is that after I gave them out, I won tickets to Disney On Ice in the Andersen Suite at the Xcel Energy Center. Kinzie and I had a great time there last week :) The girls and I just postponed our cookie exchange for a week. All is good in the world.
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 pound butter
1 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
In a heavy saucepot, cook butter, sugar, milk, and corn syrup until it reaches 245-250 degrees (approximately 13 minutes). Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour into a buttered 9x13 pan. Let cool and cut into strips then into 1" pieces. Wrap each piece in wax paper.
**I did double the recipe and put it in a jelly roll pan and it worked great :)
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