Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Peanut Brittle

What do you do on a cold and snowy February afternoon?
You make peanut brittle.
Then you package it up (well, most of it) and take it to your cute little
neighbor for her 88th birthday.
Because she loves it and she asked for it.

And when you're 88 I guess you can eat whatever you want to.
Happy Birthday Loreine!
Peanut Brittle
1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp light corn syrup
2 cups shelled peanuts
Melt butter in heavy pan or non stick frying pan.  Add sugar, corn syrup and peanuts.
Cook and stir over medium heat until temperature reaches 300 degrees
on your candy thermometer.  
Pour brittle onto a parchment paper covered cookie sheet .
Cool and then break into pieces.
Try not to eat it all or you might not make it to 88.
Then again you might.


Lisa said...

Now THAT is the perfect way to enjoy a snow day!

The Gathering Place said...

What a nice way to celebrate a birthday! Homemade candy is a real treat. I wish I knew how to make candy. My sister-in-law is a candy genius so we just eat her candy at Christmas. Guess I'll have to learn, so I can eat some in February!

June said...

If I lived next door Mimi, would you bring me some??? I love peanut brittle, but I'm not very good at making it :( My sister makes us 2 batches every Christmas and I am always so anxious to get it.
Sending hugs...

Karen Mortensen said...

Wish it was my birthday and you were my neighbor. Looks great.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Yumm! I hope when I'm 88 that I'm still able to eat peanut brittle :)

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Yum! What a welcome gift!

Donna said...

How sweet you are to make her most special treat. Yum, I love peanut brittle.