Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving ta ya all and a recipe fer Fall !

Hi ya Bloggies,

Well, I am again and it hasn't even been that long since my last post. But then somethin' special is comin' up and that is Thanksgiving.
We wish ya all a very Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Chanukah too.
We hope that ya are surrounded by family and friends this holiday and that ya all have somethin' ta give thanks fer.
We are pretty lucky and thankful this year cause my Mom is still with us and still not showin' any sign of that big bad cancer comin' back again.
And Gram is makin' a huge turkey tomorrow and we know that if we hang around at just the right time, we will be lucky enough ta get some.

Here I am tryin' ta stay outta the way so I don't get my picture ya can see I was not very successful.
I try guys.....I sure do try.....
Well, I talked Gram inta sharin' a special recipe with ya.
Yep, she makes a dynamite peanut brittle from a recipe that she got from a very good friend several years ago.
So if ya like Peanut Brittle and ya like ta make homemade stuff here is the recipe.
What you will need:
Peanut Brittle
2 cups of sugar
1 cup karo or lite corn syrup
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of butter
2 cups of peanuts
1 tsp. baking soda (last ingredient after cooking)
A candy thermometer
A 3 quart saucepan
Melt the butter in a 3 quart saucepan.
Add the sugar, karo or corn syrup and water and cook while stirring.
Place the candy thermometer on the side of the pan but be careful that it doesn't rest on the bottom of the pan as it can possibly give you a false temperature reading.
At first the mixture is a pale color and it boils with a sort of froth. Keep stirring.
Cook until the temperature reaches 280 degrees.
Then add the 2 cups of peanuts.
Continue cooking.

You can see that the mixture is beginning to caramelize.
Continue to heat and stir until the temperature reaches 305 degrees.
Once the temperature reads 305 degrees, remove the mixture from the heat and quickly stir in the teaspoon of baking soda.
The caramelized mixture will fluff up as the baking soda works.
Pour the mixture onto 2 very lightly greased cookie sheets.
Your peanut brittle will pretty much spread out on it's own and allow it to cool completely before breaking it into pieces.
And there is your peanut brittle ready to package up as gifts or store in a container for later.
Gram made this taday and I can't wait ta try some......
We also had a visitor the other day....before it got so cold that my paws freeze when I go out.
 This guy had the nerve ta be on our wall......actin' like he owns the place.....
I was outraged!
He got kinda testy when ya got near him......OK Mr. Praying Mantis, scram....
I hope that he has moved on cause he will scare all of the other doggies
away and then I won't get ta bark at 'em.
Now ya may know that this is still November and that means that Winter has not arrived yet.
Tell that ta Mother Nature...
We didn't get as much of that WHITE STUFF as some other parts of Pennsylvania and other states but this is what it looked like out our window yesterday.
WHITE STUFF everywhere !
So now that ya know what has been goin' on in my world.
How about ya tellin' me what has been goin' on in your world......
In the meantime, I need ta rip apart this has been whole fer waaaayyyy too long...
From our house to your house, we bid you good day.
And we hope that your family will visit, not stay.
As you gather round that table of food and good wine.
Ya can covet yer turkey, but don't covet MINE !

Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukah ta ya all!

This is Dewey Dewster reportin' on Thanksgiving 2013 and a special recipe fer ya all......
 Happy Thanksgiving and Chanukah everyone !