Sharing Some of our Employee’s Favorite Holiday Treats

We are gearing up for our annual FWE Christmas party, which means many of us are pulling out our secret family recipes to treat our friends and family this Holiday season. Today we are treating our readers with something that will satisfy any sweet tooth, Gigi’s Peanut Butter fudge! One of our employees here at FWE likes to make his coworkers this delicious fudge, a recipe that was passed down to him from his mother, Gigi, every year during the holidays. He is able to make large batches of this delicious, wintry treat using one of our FWE Cold Temp Refrigerators.

How do you make it? Don’t worry, we have all the details.

First you need to gather all your ingredients:

  • 6 Cups of Sugar
  • 3 Sticks of Butter
  • 10 oz of Evaporated Milk
  • 1 ½ Cups of Creamy Peanut Butter (Gigi uses JIF)
  • 13 oz of Marshmallow Cream
  • 1 Tbsp of Vanilla Extract
  • Wax Paper
  • 1 Baking pan 15” x 10” x 1”
  • 1 Heavy Duty Aluminum Kettle (A kettle not strong enough will scorch the fudge)
  • 1 Long Spoon (Preferably metal with a wooden handle)

Prepare the baking pan by lining it with wax paper, as the fudge cannot set for long before it starts to harden.

Mix the sugar, butter and evaporated milk in the kettle over medium heat until it comes to a rolling boil. Once it starts bubbling well, continue mixing for 5 more minutes, scraping the sides and bottom of the kettle with each pass so that it does not scorch the fudge. If you notice some light scorching, turn the heat down.

Once the 5 minutes are up, turn off the heat and add the peanut butter, mixing it well in the kettle. After that, you will need to add in the marshmallow cream and, you guessed it, stir more.  Now it is time to add in the final ingredient, one tablespoon of vanilla extract, mixing well.

Pour the entire contents of the kettle into the baking pan – it should fill the entire pan – then let it cool down. We recommend putting it in a FWE Cold Temp Refrigerator for about 10 – 15 minutes. Once cooled you can pull out the fudge, tip the pan over onto a clean cutting board, and peel off the wax paper. Then cut into 1 x 1 inch portions.

Viola! You have yourself one of the sweetest Holiday treats straight from Gigi’s Kitchen. Gigi recommends that you have a nice cold glass of milk with the fudge.

FWE Donates Over 75 Units of Blood!

On Wednesday, November 7th FWE hosted our very own Blood Drive with the help of the American Red Cross staff in Portland, TN. We had 17 employees participate in the blood drive yesterday, in 2018 alone we have donated 76 units of blood. we’re so proud of everyone who gives to this great cause.

The blood that has been donated will be used during blood transfusions that are given to patients in a variety of circumstances such as serious injuries, surgeries, childbirth, anemia, blood disorders, cancer treatments to just name a few. The American Red Cross ensures that your donated blood “journeys through many steps and tests that ensure [their] blood supply is as safe as possible and helps as many people as possible”.

Your willingness to donate blood helps save people’s lives every day, lives like our teammate, Brandon Justice. Brandon shared his survival story with us regarding a car accident that resulted in life-threatening injuries back in October 2017.

“Life Flight transported me to Vanderbilt and they had to give me two units of blood during the flight. At Vanderbilt, they did emergency reconstructive on my leg and I had to have another seven units of blood during my operation. While I was in the hospital recovering, I required teo more units of blood. Thanks to volunteer blood donors, there were 11 units of blood available when I needed it.”

Brandon not only gave blood during FWE’s drive yesterday but encouraged many of his fellow coworkers to donate, too. Helping those who need it is a big part of the culture here at FWE, we proudly encourage our team to give back when they can. If you are looking to find a blood drive near you, go to the American Red Cross page and type in your zip code where the “Find a Blood Drive” is located in the top right-hand corner. You can also apply to host your own blood drive, just like we did at FWE.

Geoff Buhrow & Virgil Guerrero Earns Award for Their Hard Work & Commitment to FWE

Please join FWE in congratulating our two newest recipients of the Extra Mile Award, Geoff Buhrow and Virgil Guerrero!

During the process of setting up the 3rd laser, Geoff put in many long hours, including work on Saturdays and Sundays. He went above and beyond the call of duty working with Amada to get the laser up and running. We feel his work to help bring this project to completion definitely qualify as an “Extra Mile” effort.

At the same time, Virgil was here constantly getting the laser ready. He put in countless hours, including working Friday evenings, and weekends. Without his help, this project would have taken much longer to complete. The type of effort he put forth clearly demonstrates going the “Extra Mile.”

-About Food Warming Equipment-
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low-Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long-term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com