Good morning I hope everyone has had a great week. It has been a week of ups and downs here and we venture deeper into getting healthy, getting in shape and getting out of Texas for good. As I go on day 4 without a soda or caffeine at all I wonder why I ever had it. Still not sleeping well but I am feeling better once I actually get up and moving. It has become a bigger and bigger reality that it is going to be very difficult to make it out of here in the 261 days we have planned for. Land where we would like to go is going up and up, but we are trying to not let this get us down saving away as much as we can. From making sure every light bulb is turned off in the house, to unplugging everything that we can before bed. Every dollar counts when it comes to leaving. This week I also started hanging out laundry. I do 20-30 loads of laundry a month even if I can save $10 a month on our energy bill I figured that would be great! Do you have any money saving tips for me??
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