One batch of sea-salt caramels and one batch of Scotch brittle later and I am hurtin’ for certain. I underestimated the impact that constant stirring (followed by cutting, rolling and wrapping) would have on my already-sore body parts.
Thus for the next few days I might put up nothing but the weekly giveaway plus a multi-blogger promotion that’s to be announced Monday. It’s not because I don’t have anything to say, but rather that I’m concerned about these aches.
I’ve found some useful shoulder exercises on a university website and will take to heart the advice also found there: If the stretches plus ibuprofen plus ice don’t make a difference within two weeks, go see a doctor.
At least the candy turned out well. I also found that rolling the fresh caramels in finely chopped peanuts produces a treat that’s as tasty as a Squirrel Nut Zipper (the candy, not the band). Sea salt is classier but the peanut version remind me of my childhood. Thank goodness I’m giving most of this stuff away.
And yep, I really did have to make them this early: On Monday I leave for Phoenix, so I can spend the holiday with my daughter and son-in-law. It will be nice to see them. Also to see sidewalks.