Ok, not strictly food storage. But so, so, sooooo worth sharing. Seriously, this fudge is the best:
Bring the following three ingredients to a boil.
Then boil 8 minutes at full boil, stirring constantly:
1 tall can (12oz) evaporated (non-sweetened) milk
5 cups sugar
1/4 lb margarine or butter
Remove from heat and add:
3 small packages chocolate chips
1 pint marshmallow creme
1-2 cups chopped nuts
Pour into buttered pan. Chill and cut into squares. Makes 5 pounds of fudge.
I remember helping to make this fudge when I was a kid, and when the recipe says you need to stir constantly, it means constantly. In the interest of full disclosure, however, I don't believe I have ever made this on my own, because regardless of what the original source is for this recipe (which was being made when my mom was a child), my source has always been my best source: Mom.
That includes this year, when we got an unmarked container of fudge in our Christmas package, which, when I saw it, caused me to say to my husband something like ,"This has to be fudge!" This exclamation was followed by rapid opening of said container, the contents of which led me to say, "Yes, yes, yes!" while putting my arms in the air in the classic gesture of victory. Yes, this fudge is that good. Thanks, Mom!
Sadly, there is only one piece left now. I call dibs. If I can get to it first... :)