Toffee is so delicious but it's a very temperamental thing that requires soo much patience and attention. You constantly have to stir the mixture while it is cooking or else it will burn. Alex and I took turns stirring but never once took the spoon out of the mixture while switching off. Finally, when I removed the spoon so I could pour it onto the pan, this is what I found...
Somehow, I didn't think people would enjoy toffee with melted plastic in it.
|Paula Deen would be proud|
Life is about learning from your mistakes, right? The second batch turned out MUCH better....
|caution: you will gain weight just looking at this picture|
The first party was at the home of Alex's coworker, Eileen. I definitely did not leave with an empty stomach. The food spread was crazy delicious! After stuffing my face, I spent the rest of the party feeding my baby fever by holding precious, three-week old Nolan. Life was very good that night :)
Just when I thought things couldn't get any better, we headed out to an ugly Christmas sweater party.
I'm so glad that my mom has plenty of crazy Christmas sweaters. I borrowed this one from her and wore it as a dress. I put a string of tinsel around the bottom and BOOM! You're looking at the first place winner of the ugly sweater contest! Alex and I also had the good fortune to walk away with those velveteen Santa boxers from the white elephant gift exchange. This party was soo much fun!
|He's all mine. You're Welcome, Ladies!|
Do you love or hate ugly Christmas sweater parties?
Have you ever melted anything while cooking?