In a candy store in downtown Neuchâtel, Matthew and I found marshmallow fluff. I automatically wanted to make fudge! I called my mom and got the fudge recipe that my grandma used when I was growing up. It calls for sugar, margarine, evaporated milk, chocolate chips, marshmallow cream and vanilla. The sugar, margarine, and vanilla were easy to get at the local supermarché and we got the marshmallow fluff from the candy shop. That left chocolate chips and evaporated milk. Although chocolate is very popular in Switzerland, you cannot find chocolate chips, so we settled for a very large milk chocolate bar. The evaporated milk was the trickiest, it could not be found in any of the grocery stores. Matthew did some research and figured out that you can make evaporated milk by boiling it down. So we decided to do some chemistry and see how it turned out. After an hour of simmering and skimming, we had what seemed to be evaporated milk. We then mixed everything else up and poured the fudge mixture into the pan to cool. After cooling it was time for tasting … it turned out great! A little different chocolate taste because of the milk chocolate, but still yummy creamy fudge. We shared some with the Bühler’s and our friend Kate. I also took some to school to share with my classmates and professors. I will make fudge again if I find more marshmallow fluff, since we bought the last one at the candy store.
Fudge-making in pictures!
Matthew the chemist, making evaporated milk.
The surprise find of marshmallow fluff!
Gigantic chocolate bar I cut up to use instead of chocolate chips!
Starting the actual fudge process … stirring the butter, evaporated milk, and sugar together.
Adding in the vanilla, marshmallow fluff, and chocolate.
Spread and ready to cool.
Cut and ready to enjoy!
First taste … yummy!
Today was a very foggy and cloudy day in Neuchâtel. Matthew and I had already decided last night that after I got out of class today that we were going to go for a hike. He wanted to show me “Roche de l’Ermitage”, a rock formation that is not that far out of the city. When he met me after school he told me that we had two choices, we could take the short hike or the long one. The long hike would mean taking the funicular up to Chaumont and then hiking about 2 hours back down and the short one was just walking the 30 minutes from the city. I decided that I wanted to ride the funicular, the incline train, even if it meant walking 2 hours back. It turned out to be a great choice. Check out the hike in pictures!
The funicular! I love how it had the name of where we were going written on the side – Chaumont.
Riding the funicular! Headed up above the clouds!
The view from the bridge tower at Chaumont. It was awesome to be above the clouds.
The sun was shining and you could see the Alps in the distance! So breathtaking! Hard to believe that Lake Neuchâtel and the city are down below all those clouds.
Starting the trek down the mountain on the “Sentier du Temps” trail.
Matthew hanging out with the gnome we found along the way.
Teresa enjoying the SUNSHINE!
Getting ready to leave the sunshine and head back down into the clouds.
Another cool trail marker! One of Teresa’s favorites!
Along the trail there were many different wood carvings.
Who will win the staring contest? Matthew or the dino?
Roche de l’Ermitage! Lots of fun rocks and little caves!
Exploring the rocks!
The foggy view of Neuchâtel from the top of the rocks.
Smiles and warm hats!
Numbers 6:24-26 (ESV)
24 The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
Thankful for the glimpse of sunshine that God provided today! Love, Teresa
Today Eddie Hamm, a friend from Wycliffe, posted a challenge to draw your favorite Bible verse without using words…and i spent a couple of hours doing a quick sketch.
What verse is it?
I’ll give you a hint that it is from Psalms, and NIV provides the word-pictures that inspired it. Click the “continue reading” link below the picture when you think you know. If you decide to take the challenge yourself, sketch your own and send it to us!