Thursday, December 07, 2006

So, I just looked at my Blogger profile and it said I was a 250 year old male. Huh. I don't think so. I have no idea how that happened but I fixed it now. Maybe I should have left it that way? It's kind of funny. So, I tried my peanut butter fudge the other day. uhhh didn't turn out so well! I don't have a candy thermometer, so I took the expert advice of my mother and did it the old school way by dropping some of the hot sugar mixture into water. Says she: "if it forms a ball and stays a ball but it soft to the touch, it's ready". (Or something like that) Hummm well, I have nothing that even resembles fudge. It's more like peanut butter carmel sauce...and a whole lot of it! (it was a whole 9 x 13 dish of it! What the heck was I thinking???) Now, I'm not really blaming my mother for my misshap....I'm the one who decided to go at it without the candy thermometer....and I did get a little nervous when the sugar really started boiling. I thought it was going to boil over and make a huge mess. So I took it off the heat. It was totally my fault. But the good mommy I have is sending me a candy thermometer! I guess I'll try it again. Every year I have these great asperations of making great holiday treats (like I'm Martha Stewart or something) and every year something like this happens. Stuff just doesn't turn out the way I planned! I always, always try and make pretty decorated sugar know just like on the cover of Martha's magazine...They never turn out. I've completely given up on that one this year. I had to face it...I don't like rolling out dough, I don't have the patience to decorate nicely, and I really don't even like sugar cookies. So why the heck should I make them??? Well, I'm not.
In other news...Megan rolled over on Monday! She just turned 3 months old last week. I couldn't believe it. Jake and I were decorating the tree...I heard her kind of grunting a little, I turned around and there she was on her tummy like a little turtle! I was totally shocked.
One more little random thought.....West Tracy is full of flies. Oh it's disgusting! I'm looking out the window now and there is no less than 100 flies perched on the side of my neighbors house. Gross! Aren't flies a summertime thing??


Jami said...

Funny. Your Great Aunt Mary, has a long history of Christmas candy experiments. I think my mom likes an excuse to make candy. You know, all she eats is cheese and chocolate. This year, like you, she started out without a candy thermo. I think she was trying to make english toffee, and it was more of a caramel topping. You should ask her for her peanut butter fudge recipe. I think she has that one down pat, and I am not sure it is even considered "making candy"......and kudos you to to even consider making decorated sugar cookies and homemade candy with two young kids in the house!

Theresa Tyree said...

Hi Cory! You're an awesome photographer! What a fun blog!