Spent a lot of time in the kitchen this weekend.
I made yogurt yesterday, although I did it in my [smaller] crock pot so that required little actual work on my part. I haven’t tried any yet, but I’m optimistic.
The toffee went off without a hitch, even though I’m not sure I boiled the caramel for the right amount of time. I may have walked away for the stove “just for a minute” and gotten distracted. Regardless, it turned out fine and it tastes like a party in my mouth. I used walnuts on top because Darren doesn’t like coconut.
The spread was a bit trickier. I don’t know that I’ve ever caramelized white sugar before and I tried twice before I gave up and just used brown sugar. Despite using a thermometer and following the instructions exactly, the sugar kept crystallizing. In retrospect, I should have used it for rock candy. My bad.
Anyway, used brown sugar and it worked perfectly. I’m waiting for it to cool, but taste tests indicate success. The recipe yielded three 8 ounce jars – one for us and one for each set of parents.
Now I’m going to spend the rest of the evening lazing around watching Ugly Betty on Netflix. Also, trying not to eat all the toffee.