Thursday, August 27, 2015

Celebrate with Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

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Yesterday was a big day for our family, our oldest son, LP, headed off to Pre-K!  And one fun fact for you, LP's Pre-K teacher is the same Pre-K teacher that his Dad, My Farmer, had twenty-six years ago!

First Day of Pre-K Celebrations

He will have school every afternoon.  A school van picks him up at our house before noon and then one of his favorite parts - he gets to ride the school bus on the way home.  One of his friends, who is in an older grade, rides the same bus, so it sounds like they had a lot of fun playing together on the way home from school.

LP coming home from his first day of school on the bus
and our dog Bailey waiting patiently
Growing up I was always excited for the first day of school and I was happy that LP had the same feeling that I always did.  The one first day of school tradition I always remember was taking a first day of school photo, so we did a few of those.  LP even had fun taking some photos with our dog and striking some super hero poses.

Other than first day of school photos before hopping on the bus, I don't remember too much more for first day traditions.  But for our little guy I thought it'd be fun to let him to choose supper for the evening (which he chose pancakes and eggs) and to whip up some Easy Hot Fudge Sauce so we could have some ice cream sundaes for dessert.  (I know, what a meal - pancakes, eggs and ice cream...)

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Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

1 cup AE Dairy Heavy Whipping Cream
1 cup Sugar
2/3 cup Cocoa Powder, unsweetened
1 pinch Salt

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.  Boil for 3 minutes, stirring, then remove from heat.  Let sauce cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 1 cup of sauce.

This is such a simple treat to make the next time you celebrate a special occasion, like the first day of school.  It is creamy, rich, and tastes o' so good.  Warning - once you start making homemade hot fudge sauce, you're family will always ask for it when you have ice cream ;)

Celebrate with Easy Hot Fudge Sauce
What first day of school traditions did you have growing up or that you celebrate with your family?  Remember to Comment for a Cause!


  1. Pancakes, eggs and hot fudge sundaes sounds like an excellent dinner to me! He picked well!

  2. Yum. That sounds like a perfect meal to me. I love ice cream and to have it topped with delicious sauce makes it even better!

    1. We don't go for just "plain" ice cream too much at our house so we're always looking for something a little extra to put on top!

  3. I love these pics of him! I also love his dinner choice ;)

    1. Thanks Donna! It is fun and special for him to choose whatever.

  4. Perfect little gift for the holidays in a mason jar! I(So I won't eat it all!)

  5. I love your traditions and this year we will have a first day of school... yikes! Mommy's going to need hot fudge sundaes for sure!