It's honestly not that much, although it seems like it. I've been able to relax quite a bit, playing the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (which the kids love to cheer me on as I play.) and watching Christmas specials with the kids. Lilia and I have been drinking a lot of hot chocolate, because what better way to deal with the cold weather is there?
I've had my eye on making marshmallows for a while now. I was a little intimidated, I admit it. Me and Candy making don't really mix. I usually lack the patience, and who wants to deal with the mess? Well, I kept seeing a bunch of various marshmallow recipes pop up on pinterest, and finally gave in. Yesterday I spent the afternoon making vanilla marshmallows.
|My KitchenAid made this SO much easier!|
Getting out of the pan was a little messy. It didn't stick anywhere I put a thick coating of confectioner's sugar down, but the places where the coating was a little thin it did. I dusted my hands a bit, and then slowly "peeled" the marshmallows off the pan. Another dusting of confectioner's sugar, and then I cut it all into bite size pieces with a dusted knife. Each piece was dusted again (and vigorously shook to get as much of the sugar off as possible) and put in a contained. And it was so delicious! This recipe called for 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract, and it's almost too strong for me. John loves vanilla, and he thought it was perfect. I'd love to make another batch, using vanilla infused sugar. And a third batch, with peppermint!
I think I'll coat a few of them with chocolate, and give them as gifts to a few people, or at least place them out for guests. I got the Liam approval, when after I gave him one which he devoured, he climbed onto the table while I was cleaning up to snag a second one. And of course...hot chocolate.
|What's a better use for a home made marshmallow?|