Doesn't this look fun riding with all these Santa's?
A FIRST - MAKING CHOCOLATE
First step was getting recipes collected and then getting the ingredients. Think I bought enough chocolate - this is where Disco had gotten one of the bars of baker's semi sweet and ate it!
We worked all day on five different recipes. Now my daughter and grandson helped. I could not have done it without DD. And they turned out great. I did rethink the tissue paper and changed it to parchment paper. Oh yeah - we decided to make chocolate for his teacher's gifts. I mean I would have loved it - right?
We made chocolate with pecans, chocolate with almonds, peppermint bark, toffee with nuts and toffee without nuts. And know what we did without a candy thermometer? We heated butter and sugar to the CRACKING stage!!!!!!! And it worked.
The grandson then helped me decorate and label the tins. Actually plastic.
And here the final gifts and my wonderful GS. I think he was proud and learned a lot in the process
(I did). He stayed in his PJ's all day and so did DD and I.
Some day when I am gone I hope my DD and GS will remember the good time we had and all the lessons we learned.
It took all day!
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”
Robert Brault (born 1938);