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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Candy making fun!

Today was interesting to try and navigate, since my voice is still gone, and everyone wanted to talk to me, being that it was Mothers Day! Different folks took the phone to speak for me throughout the day.

The grandkids went to the other grandparents house for the day, so daughter and Mom and I went shopping and to a late lunch! That was nice. Had one of the best pizzas EVER...and the toppings were: (drum roll please)...pineapple and bacon. Delish!!!

After Emily was asleep, Donovan, daughter and DIL and I melted chocolate in the microwave in small sandwich sized ziplock bags (melting directions are on bag...but must go slow and be careful, as we had a few bags melt into the candy which we had to throw away). Here is the melting chocolate we used...there are many colors, but we had bought brown and yellow to try and make sunflowers.

You can see that we had tried putting coloring book pictures under wax paper to "draw" out candy shapes, but that didn't work out too well...so we did free hand.
Daughter in laws candy:

Donovans candy:

Daughters candy:

My job was mostly "Melter" and "assistant"...but I did do this little sort of loose weave pattern, which, when dry, looked really cool on both sides. I intended to take a picture of that, but somehow it fell in my mouth, and was gone in a second...

This last pic was the only one that had the flash turned off...much better.....
This gets 5 stars as a family fun activity!!!
I think next will be each making our own individual pizzas...mine with pineapple and bacon, of course!!!
xoxo- Julie

8 comments:

Pokeberry Mary said...

that is such a cool idea! Can't wait to try it with Miss Ruby next time I visit her. :) I think I'll make a list of things so I can remember. :) Love your pink roses btw. :)

myheart4him said...

This looks like fun. I have melting candy in the pantry RIGHT NOW. Too bad I have to work today....

Shannon

studio lolo said...

Julie, I'm so glad this was a fun family activity, but I couldn't imagine eating it! Yucko! But then again I don't like candy so much.

I hope you had a great Mother's day!!

Judi said...

Hi Julie *hugs*
You guys have the greatest fun together. I love that. I would have loved to have been there to make those goodies.

That pizza sounds soooo delish for sure. mmmmmmm...yes individual pizzas to make would be fun.

Judi

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You always come up with the best entertainment. HMD.

Teri C said...

Sounds like a perfect day, surrounded by family and having fun.

Your voice is still gone??? Julie, that is way too long. Have you seen a doc?

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Oh how fun! Next time try getting a couple of fun molds and let them make chocolate lollypops. It is so much fun! I love the designs!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Looks like everyone had a lot of fun. : )