Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snowed In

It's official. We're snowed in. Seniors are scared, kids are excited, and us...well, we're just hanging out.

We stay in pajamas all day.
(Don't ask why my son is wearing pink ladybugs & my daughter is wearing blue, it's called "what fits". Besides, it's my parental responsiblity to give them future therapy topics.)

...and eat WAYYYY too much Christmas toffee.

Sorry, I'm not a food photographer, it tastes alot better than this picture looks.

This toffee is so easy to make. So easy, you can binge on it & make more so nobody knows you've eaten any & you look really disciplined. Of course I would never do anything like that.

Super Easy English Toffee
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or almonds
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 3/4 brown sugar, firmly packed

  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips
  • grease a 9 x 9 pan, a pie pan works great
    line the bottom with the chopped nuts
    melt butter in saucepan over med. heat
    add brown sugar
    bring to boil, lower temp. and simmer, stirring constantly for 7 minutes (don't stop stirring!)
    pour mixture over the nuts in the pan

  • sprinkle with chocolate chips
    cover with a plate for 1 minute (this will melt the chocolate)
    spread chocolate
    quickly cut into squares (very important, otherwise you'll have one giant piece of toffee)

    If you are feeling extra Martha Stewart-ish, you can always sprinkle the top with crushed almonds.

Refrigerate and keep them there.


1 comment:

Scarlet Page said...

Scared seniors...I love it!