Friday, October 23, 2015

A world with fish.

My goal is to record our family's experiences more often. Some posts may be long, while others like this one are short.

Jack encountered fish for the first time yesterday. We was quite intrigued to say the least. He followed their movements and brightly colored scales as they fluttered around in the water.

We are seeing the world with new, fresh eyes.





Thursday, October 22, 2015

Caramel Divine.

Every Wednesday night our church holds youth group (also known as mutual). I'm over the 16-18 year-old girls and they are quite possibly the most fun group of teenage girls. Our activities extend from service projects to cooking nights. About a month ago, we learned about two important products,

Caramel + Chocolate. 

The caramel recipe was divine, one I've used multiple times in the past couple weeks. It's perfect for homemade caramels, dipping, eating, and anything else caramel can be paired with. Many have requested the recipe, so I've made it quite simple for you to have. Below is the recipe, photos from my recent caramel experiences, and tips for caramel apples! Enjoy!


I used these products when I made the caramel.
Your caramel will be reminiscent of this rich color.

Photos from our Youth Group Activity

Caramel Apples Round 1

 
Round 2


Caramel Apple Tips:
1. Let the caramel cool for a minute or so, then dip.
2. Dip the bottom of the apple in sugar before placing on the silicone mat
3. If you choose to dip the apples in chocolate or toppings, it's wise to let them dry on a raised cooling rack. I raised mine with a couple of glasses so that would hang more easily.
4. Wait an hour or so before putting them in a bag. You can even put them in the refrigerator to cool fully. 

 ** The first night I dipped caramel apples with friends, we dipped about 20 apples. The second round (the next day), I made around 15 apples and dipped a bag of pretzel rods.