Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tradition!

So for a few years now, my older sister, my Mom, and I have gotten together on the weekend after Thanksgiving and made Peanut Brittle. It is a "family" recipe that involves a candy thermometer, constant stirring, to a specific temperature, add more ingredients, and stir some more, thenquick spreading with a fork, while trying not to get burned...and spreading on a cool surface. We have a special "heirloom" that we use as our cool surface...
Let it cool, then break it up into pieces! Yum!
In years past we have had others join us, join the fun, and craziness that is making peanut brittle. This year, both my sisters and my Mom and I were there, along with some of our kids. Craziness, but a lot of fun too.

Tradition! You don't monkey with tradition! :)

5 comments:

Amy and Andrew said...

How fun! And tasty (I know... I've had some!).

Cynthia said...

Sounds like fun! It's great to have holiday traditions.

Sarah said...

Young lady, how did I miss the fact that you have a blog? Seriously. I'm now going to spend the next hour at work reading up on all your sewing adventures!

Tracy P said...

Oooh, does that look good! Making my tummy growl, and I'm not even hungry. :-)

Jessica said...

What a great tradition! I have a tradition to make candy cane cookies with my sister every year...even though they crumble we still make them. Now is making this brittle as easy as it looks...candy thermometers scare me a bit!