The anonymous comment on my last post was full of hatred for "boomers". This is not the first time anonymous has commented, I just happened to catch the others and delete them.
So, yesterday, HeWho went hunting for provisions to take us through the next couple of weeks. You might recall that he was searching for jolly ranchers and juicy fruit. Alas, the candy shelves did not yield to his desires. Can there really be that many jolly rancher addicts? Is there no other candy that will satisfy the former smoker?
The world is coming to an end!! Crafty wife to the rescue! I found a recipe for jolly ranchers. I have sugar, I have corn syrup and I have water. I have a candy thermometer, a heavy saucepan and plenty of time to stir. What I don't have is a wide array of extracts. I have lemon, but that does not appeal to the addict in this house. I even have Anise, but the mention of that flavor wrinkled his nose in distaste.
Vanilla will be the first batch which should yield 243 pieces. "Wow!" you might say, "That will last awhile!" But you have not witnessed the man and his candy. All day long I hear the rustle of the cellophane wrappers as he indulges in his habit. I find those wrappers everywhere.
On the table by his chair,
on the floor by his chair,
I find those wrappers everywhere.
In the washer and the dryer,
clean and wet, dry and brittle,
I find them a lot, not just a little.
The next batch will be almond. I should be nearly out of sugar by then, as well as corn syrup. This should give me time to order some jolly ranchers on line. Or more sugar, corn syrup and a variety of extracts.
As for the juicy fruit gum ..... this is where I draw the line. I am not going to attempt making gum. He can chew on some rubberbands!