Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A Good Goo Day

Goo came for a visit this weekend, staying over Saturday, which was a lovely treat for us all, particularly the kiddos.  They played videogames most of the evening.  And then they woke up and cooked us breakfast!  We had pancakes with buttermilk syrup and bacon.  Goo also made candied orange slices and we tried some of the syrup in my yogurt.  So good.  The syrup is also really good in iced tea.  Oh, and the orange slices are tasty too.

On Sunday, we tried to find the owl and had a bit of a disappointment when what we (and a bunch of birders) thought was the owl turned out to be a rock.   So, we flew a kite, looked for sea glass, and Goo taught the kids how to skip stones.  

The visit finished with lunch (dumplings from a new place Mama found--and dumplings were easy for her to chew after her extraction) and more videogames.  All very nice.


Candied Orange Slices

from TasteMade
  • 1 navel oranges
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 oz dark chocolate
  1. Thoroughly wash the orange to get rid of any waxy residue. Slice off and discard the ends, and slice the rest of the fruit into ¼” slices. 
  2. In a wide pot, heat and stir water and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Avoid stirring after this point to prevent crystallization. Bring to a gentle boil and add the orange slices. After 15 minutes, lower the heat to medium-low. Flip over the slices and continue cooking on low for another 15-20 minutes, until the peel becomes translucent and the syrup has thickened. Place a wire rack on top of a lined baking sheet, and transfer the candied slices on top to cool. Reserve orange syrup for other uses. 
  3. Melt chocolate and dip slices halfway. Place slices on a parchment-lined tray and chill.

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