After getting up and getting with it nearly every day this week, it was nice to sleep in and spend extra time over coffee this morning. Afterward I sent Louis Dean off to do errands and I proceeded to make batch after batch of popcorn crunch!
ALL of it has been put in tins and ready for gift giving.
As I was cooking the third batch of the candy coating, I had a surprise visitor!
Stephanie's daughter came over to introduce us to her boyfriend.
I was still wearing my red Rudolph sleep dress, no make up, hair pulled back and not even a pair of earrings on!! AND no fragrance!! Still, it was exciting to see them and I gave them a quick tour of the house - a tree in every room - and I totally forgot about the syrup bubbling away on the stove!
It's not suppose to turn brown!
I dumped it out on one of the waxed paper lined cookie sheets in a large flat circle.
Little did I know that it would turn out to be pretty good candy!
I just wish I had thought about putting the pecans on it while it was still soft.
I cleaned the kitchen up and then did my now weekly vacuuming.
I recently started doing the entire house once a week - usually on Friday. Then I put the Rain Bow up and out of sight until NEXT Friday.
Then I showered and dressed for my dinner party tonight.
It was a small party but with two of my favorite people!
I ran a bit late what with all that popcorn doing so I set out some cheese and crackers and chips and dip. The chips are Multi Grain Tortilla Chips from Costco and they are delicious!
The cheese dip is from there, too, Tex-Mex Smoked Gouda.
It's always good to catch up with friends!
Brenda and I went to church together and then later worked together.
She and I try to have lunch at least every month,
This is her wonderful husband, Billy, and a nicer guy you will never meet!
We had a nice dinner and lingered long at the table.
I love it when that happens. Good friends, good foods and good conversation.
We ended our evening together in the gazebo.
Another lovely Christmas memory to add to this year's collection.