Sorry that I missed my post last week! Nothing too crazy happened, so you didn’t miss much:)
This past weekend we had our ‘Girl’s Weekend’. We–meaning Kaitlyn, Katy, another friend, and I– do these occasionally, especially now that we don’t go to the same school. What do we do?? We eat junk, play games, and watch movies. I have a few ‘junk food’ recipes for you and some fun pictures:)
We started the weekend off by going to ‘our’ school’s Harvest Party. Then we went home and kind of just crashed. The next day, I headed over to my school for a Tutor Fest. I got some help in stats and talked to my history teacher for about 21/2 hours about lots of different things but with the focus on my big research assignment. I finally decided that I am going to do a paper on five things we don’t really know about the Constitution. It sounds interesting so we will see where that goes.
While I was gone, Katy and Kaitlyn and Hannah went shopping for our food. (By the way, Saturday was rainy and cold! Perfect day for this.)
When I got home, we started making food. First we made caramel grapes.
First, wash your grapes and dry.
Next, chop up peanuts.
Then, melt your caramel.
Finally, stick each grape with a toothpick, dip each grape halfway in caramel, and roll in the peanuts.
Then we made Soda Cracker Candy.
First, line a baking sheet (with foil and spray it) with a single layer of saltine crackers.
Second, partially melt 2 cubed sticks of butter in a saucepan.
Next, before it is all melted, add 1 cup brown sugar. Stir constantly. When it comes to a boil, let boil for 2-3 minutes.
Next, when finished boiling, pour it over the crackers and spread evenly.
Then, take the foil off of the pan, and set it outside (if cold enough) or in the freezer to harden.
Once hardened, break the candy up into pieces.
(You can also spread chocolate on the cracker before the butter mixture. Even better!)
The last thing that we made was Koolaid Meringues.
I just had to catch our first expressions with a picture.
Here is what you do…
(Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.)
First, put four egg whites into a bowl and beat them until they are frothy.
Second, slowly add 1 cup of sugar.
Once mixed, add 1 tsp of cream of tarter.
Then, beat the mixture until stiff–like for a lemon meringue pie. We had to add a little bit more cream of tarter to get the meringue to stiffen. It will take awhile though!
Next, split your mixture into as many bowls as flavors that you want.
Add 1 tsp of each Koolaid flavoring and stir.
Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it.
Place spoonfuls of the mixture about an inch apart. (I am just guessing here…not really sure.) The smaller the better.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
Eat! (Wayy to sweet and sugary for me, so I can’t say ‘enjoy’ :D)
We watched some movies as well–Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Correction–they watched the movies. I basically stayed in my room and watched Castle. 🙂
And so ends our weekend. It is back to school today. I have a guidance appointment today to schedule my classes for next semester. Yay!! Can’t believe that I have almost made it to midterms of my first year at ‘college’.
Have a wonderful week!