"Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever." ~ Richelle E. Goodrich
NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!
This has been a whirlwind week of Christmas activity, including… annual Breakfast Club cookie exchange Christmas party… Augsburg Advent Vespers… making lefse and Christmas stars… Macalaster African music ensemble… 70's rock girl band… annual carol sing with Roseville strings and daughter-in-law wearing the vest and earrings that used to belong to my Aunt Lillian… making family Christmas cookies…
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
I made this toffee recipe that came in an email from allrecipes.com for Wednesday dinner this week. It was a hit… also super simple, which makes it a double winner.
SUPER EASY BEST TOFFEE
- 2 cups butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate mini chips
- 1 cup finely chopped almonds
In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Allow to come to a boil, and cook until the mixture becomes a dark amber color, and the temperature has reached 285 degrees F. Stir occasionally.
While the toffee is cooking, cover a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, extending edges over the edge of the pan.
As soon as the toffee reaches the proper temperature, pour it out onto the prepared pan. Sprinkle the chocolate over the top, and let it set for a minute or two to soften. Spread the chocolate into a thin even layer once it is melted. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate, and press in slightly.
Place the toffee in the refrigerator to chill until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container.