Dulce de leche

I had a great show on Saturday!  That was really nice after that terrible one in September. The vibe was great. Everyone was really friendly and in a good mood.

I had been working on a new display and I like how it came out and looks a lot more organized.

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I was in a corner spot, so this actually wraps around the other side of the table as well.

It was really nice that this was on Saturday only and the crew there helped everyone load and unload their vehicles, which was amazing.

Big sellers?  Lemongrass, again. Every time. Plus pine and Honeysuckle, the last one being a surprise to me.

It was good to have a Sunday off. Well, mostly off. I worked for a couple hours to try to get some stuff caught up so Monday won’t be hellaciously busy.  I did try a fun recipe today. Okay, not really a recipe, but a technique.  I’ve been wanted to make dulce de leche using condensed sweetened milk, but doing it in a crockpot takes 8-12 hours.  Even with transferring the milk to mason jars so you can see it, I was still a little concerned about the jars bursting.  Then I found this recipe from Dave Leibovitz. It calls for baking the milk in the oven to caramelize!

All you need is a can of sweetened condensed milk (I used low fat), a pie plate and a baking pan with a high lip.

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Preheat the oven to 425 F.  Pour the milk into the pie pan. Add water to come up about half way up the side of the pie plate. This is why you need a high lipped pan.

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Wrap the top in foil. It works best to take the pie plate out and put the foil on. Or wait and add the water after you wrap the top. I did neither and was messing in the water trying to put the foil on LOL.

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Into the oven and bake for 1-1/4 hours. That is according to Mr. Leibovitz. It took mine almost 2 hours. I think maybe that was because I used low fat milk?  Anyway, check it out!

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The top is messy because I poked at it with a spatula.  Once it cooled a bit, I whisked it smooth and it got a little more ‘loose’:

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Yum!  It’s really tasty. I could see putting this on some oatmeal.  We did drizzle a little on top of our lattes in the afternoon.  Delicious!

Is the time change kicking anyone else’s butt?  I have been having some insomnia issues for the last week. My insomnia is early waking. I fall asleep really easily, but I wake up too early, which has made me a little crabby today. I was up at 5:30 and I’ve just been really tired for the last week.  You would think I would wake up later with the time change, but no.

I have to stay up tonight, though. The Broncos are on Sunday night!  Please, please no overtime.  It would be nice if they put the game away in the third quarter and I could just go to sleep.

Speaking of someone who is awake, I put this on Facebook, but Pixie is so cute I will share it here.

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All those extra toes!  I can’t believe she is 9 years old.

Anyway, time for the game. Go Broncos!

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17 thoughts on “Dulce de leche

  1. carla

    OOOH GREAT TIP about the putting it in oatmeal.
    Id never have considered that one and fear it would have been all out of the bowl all the time all by spoon.
    <3
    SO glad to hear it was a great show.
    Id have needed that after last time.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I have heard the boiling water as well, but also can explosions with that method. Knowing my luck, it’s best not to try that method LOL

  2. deb

    So glad you had a great sale day Lori!! The soap looks amazin!! Out of the three you mentioned Honeysuckle would have been my choice too…. or maybe a Jasmine or Gardenia…..I’am surprised Lavender is not in your top three……..

    I haven’t watched much football this year which is surprising….. Just can’t get into it…. miss my Manning…lol Hugs! deb
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  3. Helen

    So glad to hear your soap show went well. I’m not surprised at the Honeysuckle selling so well, I love that scent!

    The time change always gets me for a day or so, but I actually find it easier to get up for my 4 am wake-ups with this change. My body must think it’s 5.

    Sorry about your Broncos.

    1. Lori Post author

      Yes, I couldn’t make it to the end of the game, but I didn’t miss much since they were losing the entire game…

  4. Shelley B

    Well, I have the Lemongrass by my kitchen sink, if that tells you anything. 🙂 Glad the sale went well for you!

    I had to laugh at the time change complaint already – it just happened! I liked it in the morning, as getting up for my runs both yesterday and today weren’t as hard. It was weird when it got pitch black dark so early last night, but it was also raining, so that added to the “dark and stormy night” intrigue…LOL. Hope your insomnia goes away soon.
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    1. Lori Post author

      You’re supposed to use that soap LOL. I think the time change felt worse because I’ve already been dealing with insomnia for a week or so.

  5. debby

    So glad you had a good show. Yep, I’m a honeysuckle scent lover as well.

    The time change has never been a big deal to me. When I worked there were some people who were bothered by it for weeks! Basically I just wish we would never do it. It makes no sense to me at all.
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  6. Biz

    Glad you got a great spot and had a good experience – makes all the difference, doesn’t it?!

    I love the oatmeal bar 😀

    Hope you are having a great week!

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