It is hard to believe that 50 years ago Senator Gaylord Nelson saw a need for the environment to be paid attention to. Over a long 7 year process Earth Day as finally formed and shortly after that the EPA. Myself I can't imagine manufacturing plants with black smoke just pouring from them. Or being able to dump toxic waste directly into the water! Today in honor of his advancements in humanity we spend the day being as environmentally friendly as possible. Sometimes it is the little things that can help in the long run! What is your family doing today to honor Earth Day? What do you do every day to help save the planet??
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