Christmas Goodies Thoughts and Things: I am not much of a baker or candy maker, I wish I was... The holiday spirit makes me feel like I could be.
Making peanut brittle is always one of the things that comes along with our holiday traditions, and staying true to tradition I always eat too much and end up with a stomach ache.
2 cups sugar
1 cup karo
1/2 cup water
2 t. soda
2 Tbls. butter
1 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
Cook until mixture spins a thread, then add peanuts.
Cook until golden brown, take off heat.
Add soda, butter, salt and vanilla, nix well.
Pour on greased cookie sheet. Let cool and then break into pieces.
P.S. To those of you who were wondering about the garland on my fireplace, I got it at a store called Tai Pan. It is not actually a garland though, just individual stems, I just strung them together.