Thursday, December 17, 2009

Candy Making Fun!

I only worked a half day today; I clocked out & headed over to Grandpa & Grandma's for our Annual Christmas Candy Making Day!

Here I am coating homemade toffe with white chocolate. Say it with me people, YUM!
My Grandma is making Divinity. If you've never had it, I have to say that it's white fluff tastes just like the clouds in heaven. My dad says, "It's so sweet it will rot your head off!"
Here is Beth testing the Divinity to be sure it's done. First you boil sugar & Karo syrup until it forms a hard ball or string in cold water. Then you add it to stiffly beaten egg whites & VOILA! You either have some of the best homemade Christmas Candy ever or you have a burnt motor on your electric mixer. Yes, it has happened to us. Several times.
Aunt Ruth was painting the chocolate in molds for homemade peanut butter cups. Once again, YUM!
Grandpa mostly supervised & made sure that Grandma's laundry got moved from the washer to the dryer ('cause she was obviously preoccupied elsewhere!). All of those little chocolate balls you see on the table there are coconut & butter cremes. YUM!

We had so much fun today...I don't think I've laughed so hard in quite a while. My family is great & we share so many super fun traditions. My grandparents have taught me so much - how to make things myself, how to work hard, & how to give a little tough love.

What fun Christmas traditions do you share with your families? What kinds of goodies do you make at home?


Anonymous said...

FUN!! Enjoyed the pictures of the family!

Rebecca said...

Happy that you got to have some fun! What a special memory!

Erin said...

So glad you had a great time with family. Be careful not to eat too much of that stuff. It's bad for the waistline. :) Whatever happened with your gallbladder test?