Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Snow, Snow, Snow!

It has snowed all day today. The calendar doesn't acknowledge winter until well into December, but all this white stuff falling from the sky tells me a different story. Time to find the snow pants, boots, mittens and scarves. My grandson can't stop looking out the window. You can see the wonder in his eyes; it is so very sweet.

Last post was about a caramel recipe I was going to attempt. Well we still have some work to do on that little project. I cannot seem to master the caramel, but I won't give up yet, Lol. My first batch was gritty? My second batch was better, but is seemed a little greasy? I will keep on trying, eventually I should get something edible.*smile*

The toughest thing that happened since my last post; my daughter moved to New York. Yep, one side of the country for the other. She said she needed a change, she sure went a long way for a change. I'm trying not to be too sad about it, she is an adult, but NY is so far away. She left on Saturday and arrived today. Her dad drove out with her, and will be there for five days to help her get set up. Just another one of life's little challenges parent's get to work through. *sigh*

Friday, November 5, 2010

Turkey Day is Next

November Days

It's November already! That means Turkey Day. Yummy! I know it's about more than good eats, but lets face it, almost all of us love the special treats! Now I know there is probably someone out there saying they don't like Thanksgiving or even holidays, but really, it is the true start to the Christmas count down. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a home, where holidays are a cherished memory. We didn't have a lot, in fact we didn't have much, but we sure had good times. My mom was very frugal and crafty; we did  tons of handmade, and whatever we really needed (not wanted) we usually had. There were five of us kids,  and even though we fought like cats and dogs, I love the memory of every minute of it.

I try to make the same homey, comfortable feeling in our home. My grandson and I will make crafts, or craps,*smile* as he call them. We made the cutest turkeys yesterday, out of nothing more than brown paper lunch bags, construction paper, glue stick, string, crumpled paper filling, markers and crayons.(see pic below) He had a great time, and we have two nice turkeys to display. I found several different crafts, we will be making to decorate the house. It keeps him busy, and makes the house look festive.

I am supposed to be trying my hand at homemade caramel today. I tried a recipe  for caramel apples on Halloween, well lets just say we won't be making that again. Lol. It looked perfect on the apples until it cooled, and then it turned  into a  gritty dull mess! It didn't even taste like caramel. I am going to try again, I'll let you know how it goes *grin*.

Still no sales at any of our shops, I am soooo discouraged! What can we do? I keep thinking one of these days I will get up,  check my email, and be blown away with orders.... it isn't happening. If anyone out there has any ideas I would love to hear them, seriously, help a girl out. Lol

Off to the world of caramel..............