I seriously considered just buying the toffee. I had a bad experience before Christmas trying to make some and wasn't sure I wanted to try my hand at it again. When I realized what I'd done wrong (there's usually a reason the recipe calls for butter) I figured we'd give it another go. Plus I did some research. Apparently English toffee is an American creation. In England, their toffee is more like what we would consider taffy. What we know as English toffee is usually (but doesn't have to be) covered in chocolate and topped with a nut of choice (pecans and almonds are most prevelant) and is served in brick (hard) form. So consider yourself now in the know about English Toffee. And you thought this blog was just cutesy ;-)
Since I didn't want them to be completely disappointed with making the toffee, I did some more research to discover there is another celebration today. It is also National Bubble Bath day. Okay, now we're excited. So some research on my part turned up a super easy (and cost effective) homemade bubble bath recipe. For less than $1 I have two of the happiest kiddos on the planet today. I'm not sure how many times now they've thanked me for making bubble bath. You'll have to check out the pictures and see how much fun we had.
I will try to post pictures later tonight of them enjoying their toffee and also their bubbles. Until then...
Decked out in their new aprons!
I LOVE these two!
Laying out the saltines for the toffee
They did an excellent job!
Quick break for some kisses
Butter and brown sugar - yum
Learning about things boiling
English toffee ready for the fridge
Getting ready to make the bubble bath
Stirring it all together
Pouring it in their bottle
Their finished product (complete with their own label!)