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The right weather for baking (is not here today.)

Notice the knife and the chunk of caramel that is missing? Mmm it was good.

I am thankful for the clouds today. They are helping a little to make it feel just a tad bit more like the Christmas season. Honestly its been hot lately, hot for Arizona in December, meaning in the 70s. First of all its making me grumpy. Second, I don't want to bake at all so that has been a struggle. Sure I could just not make caramels and cookies. But I want those things. I bought the ingredients to make those things.

Its in no way cold outside. I laugh bitterly whenever I hear "Baby its cold outside". I really want some snow. Or at least weather that isn't in the 70s. I have the house opened up, windows open to let in the lovely air. But that doesn't feel right.

I forced myself to make sea salt caramels today. I also made soft pretzels. Next up is sugar cookies and then I am going to try licorice caramels. My mom made licorice caramels one year for Christmas and I have thought of them every single Christmas since. Notice that I haven't whined about them to her. Few people in my family even like black licorice, but my mom does, I do and so does Will. I think Gwennie does as well. (Not sure if I am missing someone who likes it.)

I had a bread machine failure this morning and that didn't help my Christmas-y mood. I moped about it for a bit but then realized it was silly to be mad about it. These things happen. It looks like the caramels worked like they should and I am having the hardest time not cutting chunks off of the cooling caramels.

I think I shall take a short break and lay on the couch, I feel a nap coming on and its hard to deny naps when you are nearly seven months pregnant. Yawn.

2 comments:

BrieP said...

YUCK YUCK YUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK (to the black crap you are talking abou)

lvh said...

Gran'pa C always had some black licorice around. That red crap is not licorice. I have to find your mom's recipe and try making some of that. I love black licorice and buy Black Jack gum everytime I see it - yummy stuff.

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