Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Our Day in Pictures and #WW #Linky

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My teenagers have grown up without Halloween and trick-or-treating. It's not really celebrated in South Africa, so I decided for the first time to do something for Amanda. I surprised her with clues and a treasure hunt. We've got this little maze at the Botanical Gardens near us and I made her wait while I ran through it hiding little gifts. Her favorite gifts were the pink hair spray and the black slime. At least she wasn't inundated with candy.

This is our Halloween in pictures.

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Amanda spotted this tortoise on
our way back to the car.

A huge rain spider came to visit.
Check out Amanda's pink hair spray.

We made caramel popcorn balls.
The recipe is below.

Boy and Spider in Neon

Boy and Spider in Pencil Sketch

Yes, we had a very interesting day!

Easy Caramel Popcorn Balls Recipe:
300 ml (1 1/4 cups) sugar
250 ml (1 cup) golden syrup
1 packet (about 80 g) Jell-O (choose your favorite flavor)
3 liters (about 13 cups) plain popped popcorn

Heat the sugar, syrup and Jell-O until melted (about 5 min.) stirring gently. Then pour this syrup over the popcorn in a bowl and stir it in with a spoon (don't use a plastic spoon or bowl as the syrup is very hot). Once it's cooled enough to handle, oil hands well and shape into balls. Please be extra careful with children helping as the syrup can seriously burn a person. These popcorn balls are sticky. You can try to dry them out in the oven, but I just wrapped ours in cling wrap.


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