Good morning everyone I hope you are all having an amazing day :) a lot going on this Saturday for me. Woke up early for no apparent reason so I have been a busy busy bee! Cleaning like crazy with a lot of laundry to do. Unfortunately I ran out of laundry soap so after 1 load I had to stop and make more laundry soap! You can find out how to do that HERE if you would like to find a great way to save money. I also did a little weeding in the garden which is going so great! I think I may have finally found a way to garden here in West Texas. Which does NOT mean I will be here forever but perhaps it can make it a little more enjoyable. I can't wait till Monday to show you what has been going on. My posts though till June will be limited on pictures :( apparently blogger does not love me enough to let me load pictures so the option is to put them on flicker so I can turn them into HTML and add them in. They limit the amount in one month that I can upload Booooo!!!! One more week of school/work here and the I have 3 days of training the following week and then I will be blogging more regularly and updating you on mission go off the grid! In fact a new tab will be added to the top of the blog VERY VERY soon! Well back to working on the house. My husband has a couple more hours of work then he is off the next two days, I unfortunately have to work on Monday :( Have a great weekend everyone and remember to follow your dreams.
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