This is a simple story of a simple family trying to slow down this crazy life and enjoy the "moments"...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Two Feet and Vinegar..

First of all (drum roll please........) the 10 year old's method of using a bend-able yard stick and attempting to measure 8 different places in the yard without burying himself in drifts OFFICIAL snowfall count for our little corner of Missouri!

22 INCHES!!!!

That's our yard average!  Now there were some drifts that were close to 3 1/2 feet....and some that looked higher...but just under 2 feet is what we came up with. 
Pretty fluffy and dry...but just good enough to make an amazing snow tunnel fort.
(notice the friend peeking out by Bennett's knee?)

Then the next order of business.....a recipe.
Sometimes....especially when you run out of other indoor projects because the actual temp is ONLY 3 and the wind chill is unthinkable you just want to have quality cooking time with your kids.

That's when you look for a cool-ish kid-appealing recipe.  My kids (and friends) happen to HATE the smell of vinegar.  Therefore, I thought this would be a great recipe to try! :)

Vinegar Candy

  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Melt butter in saucepan.
Add vinegar and sugar...stir until sugar is dissolved.
Bring to boil and stir until a drop of mixture in a cup of cold water turns brittle.
Pour into buttered pan and let cool a bit.
Using tips of fingers, pull and stretch it out, then cut or break into bite size pieces.
Let harden and let the addiction begin.

It's seriously good. 

Wonder how well it's going to go with our homemade coffee ice cream? 
Even I think that combo might be a little iffy....

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