Last year I made a huge attempt at gardening but ended up with very little. Come to find out I was doing a lot wrong.lol Well that and we had temperatures topping 120 degrees here in West Texas so very little had a chance to survive. With a new fence up that will help provide some shade and a rain barrel taking the water from my washing machine out to the garden I am starting to see a good ending. I also turned to one of the best gardeners I know, my friend over at My Side of Life, for help on what to plant where, when, how, why lol oh she has answered so many questions for me and pointed me in the right direction. This year I am going to have a nice 16 foot by 20 foot garden with all of our family favorites! Here is what I have now and hopefully I'll break through this flu soon and be able to get out and finish it.
Most hard candies call for corn syrup, but since I was out and I have 3 children home I decided to experiment and make something fun! Here is what you need: 2 Cups of Sugar 2 Cups of Water 1 Package Sugar Free Jello A candy Thermometer Making candy is a pretty tricky process and trust me I messed up a batch or two getting this to work right.lol Put the sugar and water into the pot and turn on medium whisking well till the sugar is dissolved. Stirring pretty regularly to help the sugar from burning. As the sugar begin to boil turn the heat up to high. Watch your thermometer when the candy reaches 230 pour in the jello continuing to mix. Pour this mixture immediately into a cake pan that is lined with parchment paper of you can rub a little veggie oil in it. The candy will continue to cook as it melts anything over 230 you will be left with a burnt candy that tastes like licorice.lol After you candy is cooled completely turn it out onto a cookie sheet and break apart :O) I li