Saturday, December 02, 2006

What we did today . . .

. . . Make chocolates! We made 70 peanut butter cups, and 48 caramels. Tomorrow we have peppermint patties and maple filled ones on the agenda, but since we haven't yet painted the molds or made the filling, I'm not sure how much we'll actually get done. Yummy!!!

When I was pregnant with Luke, my next door neighbor Pam invited me to a candy-making class at a local store. It was held on Saturday mornings between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was so much fun! So now I try to make chocolates every few years or so. This year I had a helper! Nathan was quite intrigued by the process, which even lured him away from college football this afternoon, LOL.

I finally found a candy supply store in this general area (Fairfax, actually), and so we went there Friday afternoon after picking up a medicine refill at the clinic, which is also down that way. Of course, I forgot one crucial ingredient for the centers, invert sugar, so I'm going to try a different recipe. We'll see how that works out. Of course, if it fails, we shall have no choice but to eat the evidence. That's just the way we are around here--sacrificial. LOL!

5 comments:

witw said...

dreaming about peanut butter cups...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Pilot Mom said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I'd be willing to sacrifice and eat the new recipe. ;)

Pam said...

LOL....
♥Pam

mattkimuber said...

So you just lost the case to feel that you are not making the most of the season. You are amazing. Not only do you have a full plate with little ones, home school, and pregnancy, but you have managed to make memories and custom delectable gifts. By the way, are you willing to host a candy-making class LOL. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Dy said...

Ohhh, that looks wonderful. What on earth is "invert sugar"? I inherited my MIL's candy recipes, and am hoping to find a marble slab this year to make the process a little easier. But those... those look scrumptious! Wonderful job!

Dy