Sunday, December 16, 2007

Twelve Days of Goodies: Part VIII

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.


Rebecca Burch said...


And that pizza looks soooooooo good! I've been kind of burnt out on pizza, but for some reason that sounds really good today.

The peanut brittle looks good, too. I haven't made that in a long time!

The Dalai Mama said...

Burnt out on pizza? That's just crazy-talk! ;)

Valyna said...

Your blog always makes me so hungry!!

The Dalai Mama said...

Hey, valyna! I was just thinking about you yesterday!