- drop off the dog at day care
- get my hair done
- make sea glass candy for my sister's wedding with my cousin, the other bridesmaid
- drop off framing at Strawberry Sampler (sale month!)
- pick up the dog
- pick up the dog's giardia medicine (I'm so glad she went to the vet the other day where we picked up two meds for the hot spot and diagnosed giardia, which does not seem to be affecting her in the expected ways.)
Here's where we got stuck:
|Real sea glass. Not our candy!|
The first batch burned, which showed us my cousin's candy thermometer wasn't working. Then I ran to Joann's (where they tried to convince me I needed a candy melter, which you will no doubt realize would be totally useless in our endeavor). From there, I went across the street to AC Moore where they had candy thermometers (with the red wooden ball!). Then I had to go to Wegman's to get more sugar and corn syrup. (And dinner because I don't know what we would have eaten otherwise.) So that was an hour wasted. My cousin made one batch by feel while I was gone, and we made two more with the new thermometers. Only one of those was successful. Then came brushing confectioner's sugar onto the shards--and I do mean shards. It was like glass. We thought we should put the candy in a rock tumbler before serving. That took about an hour and a half. So five hours after I got there, we had two successful batches. I think it may be enough--we only need about 20 favors. But wow. If people aren't eating this, I am going to shove it down their throats! Or maybe I'll just attach a note to all the favors, "please eat this; we're not getting this five hours of our lives back."
Of course, I am happy to do it. Next week, my only sister gets hitched on the beach in Grand Cayman and I want every little detail to be absolutely perfect. Including the sea glass candy favors.
Fortunately, I had an opportunity to retrieve the retriever.
And tomorrow is another day...
Edited: Sorry to have led you all astray with the photo. It's real sea glass. I didn't have a camera with me, and I left the candy with my cousin. Ours looks like pieces you would throw back as "not ready"--the edges are still sharp. From the top, it looks like sea glass so we're only going to look at the top! :)