Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas-y Things

We finally got our tree up.  I know it's late, but I like it that way, my little protest against Christmas turning into a whole season! 

Master cut a huge tree from beside the barn that was getting so large it was going to start tearing the roof up.   The diameter is about 6 inches at the base, maybe more, so only the top came inside as our Christmas tree.  I put some lights on it and it looks all festive in here.  I also made candy yesterday, a traditional family recipe- pralines.   They are a lot of work in stirring the candy to the perfect temperature- and I used two pans so I was there stirring double handed and watching the candy thermometer closely.  But they are so worth it.  

This is nearly the recipe I have, only mine says cook to 238F. Mine also has more butter and some Karo syrup.  It takes longer than 5 minutes, I don't know if I'm doing it wrong or what, but more like 40 minutes.


  1. Made my share of candy but never pralines-will have to try it. Why the boycott on Xmas?

    1. I like a little bit of Christmas, not having Christmas last from Halloween to New Years. A week or two is fine.

  2. We didn't put our tree or decorations up till just a few days before Christmas!


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