Rob got this great book as a birthday gift, Man Skills: Everything Men Need (or just want) to Know. Number 3 on the list is “How To Carve a Chicken or Turkey Like a Pro”, following Number 1: How To Shake Hands Properly and Number 2: How To Buy Flowers. I’d like to take this a step further to add that a man should also know how to roast said chicken or turkey as well. I let the boys know this at the dinner table. They’re all for it and Shane asked if I would also teach him to make lasagna. Sure honey, but I’ll keep knowing how to blow smoke rings to myself.
The road to happiness is paved with Fleur de Sel Caramels. I’m not sure there’s anything else to say. I can’t think of a reason to not make these. They are the creamiest, butteriest (hmmmm, that should be a word) of caramels with salt giving it the perfect salty-sweetness. In a word: divine. I brought them to work and even the non-believers are now converts (did I just hear you say ooo la la?). And who doesn’t love to hear, “you really made these?” This is now my go-to gift for every occasion and I will definitely be cranking them out for the Holidays (yes, I’m going there) and have been asked to make them for a baby shower! The one thing you must own is a candy thermometer. It has to reach an exact temperature or you’ll end up with a really delicious caramel sauce (and you’re wondering how I would know that). It’s not a terrible mistake, but ever so slightly disappointing when you were expecting caramels. So what are you waiting for?