Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Update: Couldn't make the fudge. This is the second time in a year that I've opened up a can of Carnation evaporated milk and it was bad. Usually I have lots of it, but that was the last can in my cupboard today. It was like yellow water, not off-white milk. Yuck, it got tossed. I'll make the fudge this weekend. One of my weaknesses is coffee and fudge. Mmmm...that is such a delicious pair!


However, below are pics of some of the candy in progress:
Boiling the syrup for the nougat.

Craisin clusters and chocolate pretzel drops.

Nougat and caramel corn.


3 Musketeers ready for cutting--white chocolate on one side, milk chocolate on the bottom


The finished baskets--some homemade, some store bought.


Happy Valentine's Day everyone! It is likely I will not get much sewing done because I will be up to my ears in chocolate!!! My sewing update is that I'm almost finished with my leather skirt, almost finished with my wool skirt except for the zipper, and still have to cut out my mini dress. It is good progress.

So my activities today will be making lots of chocolate goodies for the Valentine baskets for my kids. On my list of goodies to make today:

Caramel corn
Chocolate covered pretzels
3 Musketeers
Fudge
Raisin clusters
Chocolate covered caramels
Chocolate/Rice Krispy drops
and if I get the chance--Truffles

And I better get started now!

5 comments:

Cennetta said...

Ooooh! Sounds delish. Oh do share some of those recipes.

Cennetta said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

ConnieB said...

I certainly hope my kids do not see your post! Those look sooo great! Seconding Cennetta - share those recipes please!

ConnieB said...

I certainly hope my kids do not see your post! Those look sooo great! Seconding Cennetta - share those recipes please!

~ Kim B ~ said...

Ok, I love you! Can I have some!!!