Friday, November 25, 2011
The five older boys and I had a fun time making this yummy treat. The boys are always so thrilled to do an activity like this that it makes the mess well worth it.
Here is the recipe.....
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light corn syrup
2 cups brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Wash apples and allow them to dry. Combine the first three ingredients in a large saucepan. When butter is melted add the condensed milk. Stir constantly until it reaches the soft ball stage (230 degrees). Take off of heat and stir in vanilla.
Dip apples once the mixture has cooled to 200 degrees. Place on a buttered cookie sheet and allow to sit a few minute before adding the "extras."
We debated if we wanted to do the whole dress-up/ trick or treat thing, but then the Johnsons invited us over. We love the Johnsons. :) Our crew this year included Lewis and Clark, a shining knight, one brave indian, and a cooperative, but not excited elephant. Oh yes, and an embarrased bumble bee...since the other adult didn't wear a costume like she said she would. :)
My man is another year older. I love this guy and appreciate so much his passion for the Lord and our family. He has truly invested his all in us. I know without a doubt that we are his hobby. Although he is excited to go hunting again someday. :)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Our twins are growing. They were around 3 1/2 months in these pictures. It is still hard to tell their little personalities, but we think Josiah is a little more laid back. A lot of times they switch just when I think I have them figured out. One evening I could only get Josiah to smile and then the next morning it was the opposite....Joshua was all smiles. :) I am loving their routine since they go to sleep around 9:30 each night and wake again at 7:30 or 8am....a real lifesaver for this busy mama!