What's better than homemade peanut brittle? Ummmm. Chocolate-covered peanut brittle, of course! Last night after the kids were asleep, Sleek and I hit the kitchen for a little late-night goodie makin'. (Minds out of the gutter, please!) It was strictly peanut brittle. I seem to get a little anxious when making something that requires a candy thermometer. I have no idea why. It seems like an exact temperature would make it easier for me to get right. I really needed Sleek there to offer his infinite bits of wisdom with an occasional stupid joke thrown in. Wait...I think I got that backwards.
Anyway, making peanut brittle ain't no joke. It takes a long time, with lots of stirring and temperature-taking. We finally finished up, and I decided to wait until today to dip it in chocolate. YUM, YUM. It is so freaking good, you wouldn't believe it. I can't wait to surprise my dad with it. I've decided that since I have all the ingredients, I'm going to make a some more to have plain. Really, it isn't that difficult to make. Just lots of babysitting.
While the brittle was cooling, I whipped up a batch of coconut macaroons. I'm saving those for a later post, though. So, last night was a big night in the kitchen.
The kids have been wanting pizza, so before I got to chocolate-dipping today, I whipped up a batch of pizza dough. It gets easier every time, and turns out better every time too.
I've found that when I need some music besides "classical Christmas", I can just log on to rebecca's blog and listen to her playlist. Excellent taste in music, she has.