I rented Kit Kitrededge: An All American Girl! I was planning to go and see it on my birthday this year, and when my birthday had come, they had taken the movie out of theatres 2 days before. I was a little sad, but knew that I would happily wait until it came out on video.
What a DARLING and UPSETTING film for me!! I loved it and it haunts me! You are all probably going "huh?" It is about a young girl who wants to be a reporter and her adventures just after the great depression. I cried through 3/4 of the film. It had an outstanding list of actors: Julia Ormond, Chris O'Donnel, Jane Krakowski, Joan Cusack, and Stanley Tucci (Morty to me!). So you ask "how could a cute story about an all american girl make you cry." I cried because it was getting a little too close to home and as if my family could be taking the next step to "selling eggs or wearing chicken feed dresses". The economy has been tough on our little family and I am so thankful for the budget and learning to value relationships rather than material things. This is another blog for another day, but I just want to say that it is a DARLING little movie for the ENTIRE family and I loved it! It emphasizes that it is people that matter and how you treat them that is of greatest worth.
I also rented a My Little Pony movie for Shae and she watched that while I made the carmel. Let me tell you about this carmel!!
The other tradition we have from my home was any leftover carmel is poured on to a plate or dish and we would slowly pick away at it! As you can see below, it starts immediately and is addicting. I smothered some of the leftover chocolate to see how it tasted. Will have to let you know.
It was so much fun to spend time with my daughter and make something from my past that we did around Halloweeen. I hope that she thinks of me stirring over the stove every year and when she grows up, she too will want to share this little treasure of a tradition with her children.
Ok, here is the recipe and you are going to die on how simple it is:
2 Cups of Sugar
2 Cups of Karo Syrup
1 Can of Evaporated Milk
1 Stick of Butter
Add sugar and karo syrup in pan on medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until brought to a boil. Add stick of butter and stir until boil. Slowly, add evaporated milk and stir until carmel has turned brown and makes a hard ball in a cold glass of water.
That is it! So easy! Happy Halloween Everyone!