I can't believe it is already Tuesday. Time is really flying this month. Before we know it Christmas will be here. I am not finished with shopping. This month has always been hectic for me. My husband's birthday is this month before Christmas and our wedding anniversary too. So I always get stumped in getting him presents. Birthday + Anniversary + Christmas = One bald headed woman. lol. I feel like pulling my hair out. lol It will come together, it always does. I plan on making homemade tamales this coming Saturday. I always love making those during the Christmas Family get together.
I have already pulled out my bigger jeans because I know it's coming with all the food I will be cooking and I know where it's going. lol. Since I am discussing food I thought I would share a recipe with yall today. This is easy to make and it would be a great gift giver to friends and neighbors an of coarse family. lol. We can't leave family out. lol Ok here ya go, yall have a blessed day!
Old-Fashion Peanut Brittle
3 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup light corn syrup
1 pound raw, shelled Spanish peanuts
2 Tablespoons soda
1/2 stick margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
Boil sugar, water an corn syrup in a non-stick pot until it spins a thread (290 degrees). Add peanuts and stir continuously until syrup is light golden brown. Remove from heat and add soda, followed by margarine, then vanilla; mixture will foam. Stir until margarine melts. Pour onto 2 baking sheets 10x14 with sides . Let cool before breaking into pieces. Candy stores best if wrapped in plastic wrap.
Yield : 3 pounds. I love putting mine in decorative Christmas tins to give out.