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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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’:
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.
All those extra toes! I can’t believe she is 9 years old.
Anyway, time for the game. Go Broncos!