Taffy is not my friend
So as the beans were simmering away I decided the "perfect thing to do on a cold day" was to make TAFFY. I was wrong, very wrong. It is sticky and burny stuff. We threw the whole mess out. As I was cleaning up I discovered that the candy thermometer was in fact damaged goods. So maybe, just maybe, this failure only means I need a new candy thermometer. Hmmm. I guess the question is do I really want to try sticky and burny again? And will the kids be so good natured about the awful mess that made them stick to the counter a second time?