Sunday, February 14, 2010

Mom's Chocolate Sauce

Internet picture
The ones we made tonight disappeared too quickly to get pictures of them.

Den and I don't eat chocolate, but we made this yesterday for our Youth Fireside, which was tonight. 

Mom had written on the recipe not to double this. So we had to make 2 separate recipes of it.

Which means I would have to stand at the stove and stir this for 8 minutes, 2 times.  
Do you know how long 8 minutes is when you are just standing there at the hot stove?  

So after doing the first recipe, my wrist hurt.  I had to do some stretching.  

So I elected Den's help with the 2nd go around.  A short while after his 8 minutes of stirring was completed, he announced that he was going to the store to get some Ibuprofen.  "Because of all the stirring?" I asked.  He said no.  He claimed it was from his new shoes hurting his back and legs.  Same difference:  we are getting older. But at least we are doing it together.

If you would like to try this, here it is:

Mom's Chocolate Sauce for ice cream

1 cube of butter
3/4 c of semi sweet choc chips
2 c powdered sugar
1 1/3 c canned evaporated milk
1/2 t vanilla

Melt the butter and choc chips on low heat.  Then add the powdered sugar and the evaporated milk.  Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down and stir for 8 minutes.  Take off the stove and add in the vanilla.  Serve then, or put it in the fridge and heat it up later.  But do not heat in microwave.  Do not double this.  

As Den was stirring the chocolate sauce, right about 6 minutes into it, I said,  "Ya know, I bet my Mom cheated on this part. Somehow I just can't picture her standing there for 8 minutes."  

He thought for a moment and then said,  "I don't think she did the 8 minutes either.  Now, if the bishop would have told her to, she would have done it. Or if it had been in the scriptures."  

Yep, Den knew my Mom well.  Even in those few short years.   

Speaking of my Mom, here she is in 1957!
My mom is first row of adults, 2nd person from the left.  My Dad is right behind her.  Grandma Honey, 3 years old,  is the first child on the ground to the left. 

L to R
Back row: Uncle Don holding Donna, Dad, Grandpa Slinkard, Uncle Ted
2nd row: Aunt Carol holding David, Mom holding John, Grandma Slinkard, Aunt JoAnn
Bottom row:  Jill, Richard, cousins Lori and Lee Ann 


Susan Rozier said...

Jill, This recipe sounds SO GOOD! Your dad and I are both off sweets so I won't be trying it soon, but it sounds really good.

Well, you and Den don't eat chocolate and you made it! Guess I'll have to invite grandchildren over and impress them!

Loved the pictures of your mom and family.

Love, Dad and Susan

Sue said...

Boy, can I relate to the getting old, aches, pains, etc. It's pretty crazy. Any repetitive motion is deadly.

But you're right, at least you're doing it together.

Love the family photo, too. Fun to see you and your parents.


Richard said...

I remember mom making that sauce on the stove. Sometimes it would harden up if not stirred wonder I liked it, pure butter, sugar, and chocolate chips.
Who photo shopped the shirts in on us in that family picture?

Jill said...

Tune in later Richard. I'm working on a post about you and your first girlfriend.

Nate and Julie said...

I love the picture. I can see a lot of Tea in the picture of you at 3. So fun!

Jill said...

Really Julie? Téa? Oh thank you!!

Mary said...

I like your wider format. You can finally post your giant-sized photos! It's very helpful for family photos like this, isn't it?

And I have to agree with Julie. I didn't see it until I read her comment, but you really can see Grandma Honey's genes in Tea!

Lisa said...

FUNNY. You two.

Gonna have to try that sauce. It has all the right stuff in it and the 8 minutes! Hahaha.

I can't see the photo on this one for some reason, but I know it is a treasure. Tell us how the fireside went!

grandmapeg said...

I agree with the above comments that I can see Téa in you. This is such a nice picture. And as usual, I love Richard's comments about the "shirt" issue :-)

Jill said...

LISA...The fireside? It was OUTSTANDING. We had a great passionate speaker, Krista Gage. I wish we could have video recorded it so the YW/YM could watch it over again! It was so good I had a dream about it last night.

Valerie said...

I'd love to hear about the fireside talk. You even dreamt about it? Wow!

That sauce looks so good. I love chocolate enough that 8 minutes of stirring is worth it! It's so nice of you two both to do that for the youth.

Love the pictures in this post and your newer one. SO fun!

Krista Gage said...

Jill, you're so good to me! Thank you for all your praise!!! Clearly you're an excellent judge of character. ;-)Funny that you had a dream about the talk. I'd love to hear about it sometime. I'm SO excited to get to know your granddaughter at GC this summer. WOW-she is just gorgeous!!!
If you get a chance tell her that she and I have had some very similar trials. How old is she? Will she be a 4th year at she in 10th grade or is she younger then that? Anyway, thank you so much for your compliments. VERY sweet.