Almond Roca - Here I Come!
Dec. 21, 2009 7:19 am
Updated: Jan. 11, 2014 10:30 am
Hi All! Well, today I am going to embark on making my great-grandma's Almond Roca recipe. I made her caramels 2 days ago and they turned out just like they are supposed to. I'm not sure why it has taken me so many years to try making all of these heavenly goodies. I guess I thought it was going to be too difficult to do and that I'd leave the candy making up to my mom and grandma. My husband is so happy that I decided to take the plunge. I have a feeling we will both be sorry come January 1st - "D-Day"!!! Do you know why "diet" is a four-letter word? Because all of the other one's were already taken! haha! I still like "Die with a T". Well, enough about the "D-word". I'm going to live the next week and a half pretty much oblivious to the fact that I won't be indulging in these goodies for another 11 months.
I'm excited to try the Almond Roca. I also want to make some Licorice Caramels today (another recipe handed down in my family) and I need to finish making some sugar cookies. My dad just called and I get to go feed cows and chop ice with him (Stone gets to go too). I actually look forward to these outings as we both get some fresh air and I get some major exercise (which helps kill some of the calories that I've been eating). I am putting off the candy making until after we get back. The only bad thing about going is that Stone usually falls asleep in the pickup instead of at home. I get most of my stuff done while he is napping. Oh well, I'd rather go out today. It's beautiful!
I have reason to celebrate today too. Today marks my first break from school since I started last March! I have 2 weeks off!!! Oh, what will I do with myself???? I won't have to wonder long about that! I already know that I will be getting my taxes ready to go and filling out an application to refinance our house. Such fun! School isn't really that bad, but just the thought of a break is wonderful! I attend the University of Phoenix online (full-time). I absolutely love it! I should have my AA in Healthcare Administration in August and I will be going on for my BA, which will take about 2 more years. I figure that by the time I have my BA, Stone will be 4 years old. I will more than likely be getting a job in town when he starts school so the timing will be just about right. We live 35 miles from town (and there is no bus) so there is no point driving back and forth twice a day. I may as well have a job so that I am at least paying for our fuel there. We'll see how it all plays out. They are building a new hospital so I'm hopeful that there will be a job for me when I need it.
Well, it's a little after 8. Stone is still sleeping and my dad will be here about 9. Time to get cracking! Hope everyone has a wonderful day! It's hard to believe that Santa will be here in just a few days! Where does the time go?????