Thursday, July 7, 2011
Pickles and Play Dough
The syrup is a mix of sugar, water and vinegar, plus the flavor pouch. I let it boil and then simmer for about 5 minutes, and then added the rind and took it off of the heat. It's been sitting on the stove top since early evening yesterday, so tonight after boiling it again, it will be ready to process.
While I was working on this, the boy was taking a (very) late nap, and the girl wanted to hang out with me without actually helping (because really, there wasn't anything she could help with), so I made her a small batch of play dough and let her raid the bottom kitchen drawer, which houses all of the weird doo-dads that aren't sharp enough to puncture skin, but are still interesting enough that the kids will occasionally take them out to pretend that they're weapons.