First of all, sorry about missing Mad Men Fashion Monday this week. I’m having problems with my airport card and am now using the internet the old fashioned way via a 50 foot ethernet cable. Yay fun. So I’ll make it a two-part post next Monday.
Austin has decided to cool off for a day or two, so I’ve been busy in the kitchen making my family’s famous English Toffee. When I was young, my grandma would send packages of her homemade fudge, peanut brittle, fudge and other delicious goodies to family every Christmas. I wasn’t very close to my dad’s mother (when I was little I referred to her as “the mean grandma”), but she did take the time and effort to teach me how to make her famous candy when I was a teenager. I sold pounds and pounds of toffee to pay for my high school choir trips back in the day, but the past few years I’ve only made enough for my family and a handful of friends. This year, I’m making a few batches to sell, so you might find a few pounds in the shop tomorrow. I think it’s the greatest toffee in the world, but I am slightly biased.
While I slave over molten hot butter & sugar, I’ve got Christmas movies playing the background. I’m so excited about the new Muppet Christmas special tonight, so I thought I would prepare by watching The Muppet Christmas Carol. Oh gosh, I love the muppets. My all time favorite Christmas movie is A Muppet Family Christmas, which is sadly not available on DVD in an unedited format. But thank god for youtube, because I can now watch this to my hearts content:
It seriously isn’t Christmas without Fozzie & Mr. Snowman.