Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sic 'em Bears!


It's a great time to be a Baylor Bear. Our quarterback, Robert Griffin III, or RG3, won the Heisman this weekend! He is the first person from Baylor to ever win it. Heck, he's the first person from Baylor to finish above #4 in the voting. I am over the top ecstatic that he won. I watched every game this year that I could and the other ones I listened to online. After the Oklahoma game, I knew he had a good chance of winning the Heisman and he sealed that win a solid win over Texas the next week. Jeremy and I of course watched the trophy presentation on Saturday and yelled when they called his name. This is not only good for RG3, but for Baylor as a whole. We haven't exactly been known as a football powerhouse. Times are a changin'.

Not only is our football team 9-3 and heading to the Alamo Bowl, but our men's basketball team is ranked #6 and our women's basketball team is #1. Oh how different this is than when Jeremy and I were at Baylor. Sure our women's team was good and even won the NCAAW tournament our junior year, but our men's basketball team was awful. See, we were there when the whole Baylor basketball murder/scandal happened. Almost all of our players left the team, the coach left in disgrace, and we were put on probation by the NCAA. It was a tough few years. I'm so glad to see them doing so well now. Also, our football team was so bad, that we stormed the field when we beat KU our freshman year because it was our first conference win in years. KU! It must be so different to be a student at Baylor now and only know winning teams on the football field and basketball court.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Baylor Homecoming 2011

A couple of weeks ago Jeremy and I had the chance to go to Texas for Baylor's Homecoming. Jeremy made it into a work trip so his plane ticket, rental car, and food were paid for by work. Then we used his frequent flyer miles for my ticket so we only had to pay $10 for it. Basically, it was a free vacation! Jeremy left a couple days before me so he could actually work and then I joined him for a long weekend.


It was a lot of fun to be back at Baylor. The weather was in the 70s most of the time we were there, which was wonderful! We also got to see a lot of our friends and professors from college. This was also the first year I saw in person our football team win the Homecoming game! That was pretty exciting.



Of course we had to buy a Baylor onesie while there for our future Bear - class of 2034.


On Sunday we drove to Dallas to see my mom, stepdad, and grandparents. It was great to see them and spent some time with them. Monday we had to leave to come back to Maine. It was too short of a trip, but a lot of fun.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Moose Meat

A guy at our church shot a moose not long ago and was asking if anyone wanted any (there was something like 626 pounds of meat!). Jeremy, of course, jumped on the chance. I mean, when will we get the opportunity for some free moose meat again? Jeremy told him he would take "a little bit" of meat. He gave us close to 9 pounds, not quite what I'd call "a little bit", but as Jeremy pointed out, it is a little bit when compared to 626 pounds.


We ended up with steaks, ground meat, and breakfast sausage. Our first attempt at cooking it was to make a stew. I used a recipe for beef stew and it turned out great! We both thought that the moose meat tasted like beef. If we didn't know better, we would have thought that is what we were eating.


Now we just have to figure out what we're going to do with the rest of the meat. Jeremy is wanting to grill some of the steak before it gets too cold. I'm thinking a chili with the ground meat might be good.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ultrasound Pictures!

I had my 19 week ultrasound yesterday and we found out that we're having a boy! We're pretty excited. It's weird to now be able to say "he" when talking about the baby, but we're getting used to it (I think). Here are some of the ultrasound pictures:




Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Last Camping Trip of the Season

This past weekend Jeremy and I spent the weekend camping with a group from our church. They do a camping trip every year over Columbus Day weekend. We couldn't have asked for better weather this year for the event - Saturday and Sunday it was in the 70s and sunny. Friday was chilly, but manageable. This year's trip was at a nearby boy scout camp so there were little cabins with bunk beds we could use. It was pretty sweet. Also, it was only about 30 minutes from town so people could come and go as they wished. Several people came out for just a day and didn't spent the night.

The best part of the camping experience was that some of the people on the trip were morning people. That meant they got up ridiculously early and started the fire and coffee. That way, when the rest of us got up, the fire was hot and the coffee ready! I could get used to camping like that.

We ate a lot over the weekend. And when we weren't eating, we were talking about what we were going to eat next. It was pretty great. For most meals, all the family units made something and then people shared potluck style. Jeremy and I brought our pie iron, which was a big hit. I guess they're not as popular here as they are in da U.P. I think we made a couple of people into believers, especially after they saw us make breakfast, lunch, and dinner in it. (Hashbrowns, egg, and cheese for breakfast; grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch; and mushrooms, onions, and swiss for dinner)

Most of the daylight hours (when we weren't eating or talking about eating) were spent just relaxing. I did a lot of cross word puzzles and Jeremy got some reading done. The kids went swimming, because it was actually warm enough in October to swim. Crazy. The evenings were spent playing games. It was a lot of fun and I was sad it had to end and I had to go back to work Monday.

The Campsite:


By the water. This picture doesn't do justice to the fall colors.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Vacation"

Not much has been happening around here lately. I've been working, Jeremy's been working. Same old, same old. We did take a "vacation" a couple weeks ago. I had some use-it-or-lose-it vacation time at work so I decided to use it. We went camping up north, in "The County." It was okay. It would have been better, but it rained every day. Camping + rain = no fun. It was great to see a different part of the state, though, even if we didn't see a moose.

We did one short (but torturous) hike on the trip in between rain showers. Jeremy found a trail that was .4 miles round trip, but it went up and back down a mountain. That means it was .2 miles straight up and then straight back down. It was horrible. I fell so many times on the way down. The view at the top was nice at least.


We also got some kayaking in when it wasn't raining one afternoon. This was much more fun than the hike.


Friday, our last day, we went up to Fort Kent for the Ploye festival. A ploye is basically a buckwheat crepe. Fort Kent is on the border with Canada and about an hour from where we were camping. It was so different up there from where we live in "Downeast" Maine. I have never heard so many people in the US speaking French. It was pretty cool. Also, we ran into a couple from our church while there! They were on a trip to Northern Maine and then Quebec. We ended up eating dinner with them before heading to the giant ploye.


The ploye was okay, but it started pouring while we were looking at the people making it. Go figure - it seemed to be the theme of the trip.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Maine Blueberries

It's that time of year again here in Maine - blueberry season! Last year, Jeremy and I found a nearby field and picked some by hand. This year we thought we'd try our hand at raking instead.

I found a farm about 50 minutes away that provides rakes. Raking is so much better than picking by hand.



In less than 30 minutes we almost completely filled our flat.


Next, we watched our berries and debris go through the cleaning machine. Last year we had to pick through our berries ourselves. This was so much easier.


First it blew out the grass and leaves, then the small berries were removed, lastly the smashed berries were carried off. This left us to weed out any stems that got through.

We ended up with 6 lbs of blueberries. We had blueberry pancakes for dinner the night we picked them - I'm also planning on making at least one pie and some muffins. Not sure yet what I'm going to do with the rest.

I'm glad we got to cross off another activity from our "Maine bucket list." While raking was much easier than picking, I don't think I'd want to do it all day, every day as rakers do during blueberry season.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Birthday Fun

Jeremy's birthday was on Monday but we decided to celebrate on Saturday because Jeremy found a restaurant he wanted to try about an hour away in Rockport. Since neither of us had been to the Rockport/Camden area, we decided to make an evening of it.

Jeremy also decided that he should get his birthday cake early since he was leaving for Vienna on Wednesday. He was afraid that if he didn't get it until Monday, he wouldn't be able to eat much of it before he left. Therefore, he got it on Saturday. I had everything to make him a peanut butter and jelly cake and then he saw a giant whoopie pie cake at a grocery store and decided he wanted that instead.


It was pretty tasty.

For his birthday meal, Jeremy wanted shepherd's pie and found a restaurant in Rockport called Shepherd's Pie. How fitting. We split a cheese plate and I had the fried clam tacos and Jeremy the shepherd's pie. It was all delicious.




Down at the harbor we saw Andre the Seal. I used to read a story about Andre to a kid I worked with. We read the story a lot so I was a little excited to see the statue dedicated to him.





After eating we headed to Camden to walk around and do some people watching. It's a nice area with a beautiful harbor.



We both enjoyed Camden/Rockport and plan on going again sometime.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Camping

I've been wanting to go camping or backpacking for a while now. It seems like we always have something going on every weekend so we never get the chance. We finally decided that we would go backpacking the weekend of the Fourth of July since the weather was supposed to be nice and we didn't have anything going on. That plan quickly changed once we realized the church rummage sale was that weekend and we had already signed up to work at it. So instead of backpacking we went camping nearby and drove in on Saturday to work at the rummage sale. Perfect compromise.

I didn't have to work Friday so we went out around noon and made lunch at our campsite. Eating is one of my favorite things to do while camping. Everything just tastes so much better when cooked over a fire.

Lunch consisted of grilled cheese sandwiches, made in a pie iron, and salad, because we've recently started receiving our CSA box and are up to our ears in lettuce.

View from our campsite:


We spent most of the day Friday reading, napping, and relaxing. It was pretty great.


For dinner I made a pizza in the dutch oven. I was pretty pleased with how well it turned out.



Saturday we got up and ate breakfast before heading into town for the rummage sale. I had found a recipe online for a hashbrown/egg/onion dish made in a pie iron and decided I had to try it. We had some extra American cheese from our grilled cheese sandwiches so I threw some on at the end to melt it. So good. We'll definitely be making this again while camping.


Saturday we spent most of the day at the rummage sale, snacking on food there. We returned back to our campsite in the early afternoon and walked to a local ice cream place. We spent the rest of the time reading, napping, and relaxing again.

Dinner the second night was another dutch oven meal - pot pie. I cooked some chopped onions and carrots in the dutch oven, added peas and corn, a big can of cream of mushroom soup and heated that. Then I topped it with some cut up biscuits and cooked it until the biscuits were done. It was pretty good, especially since we were camping and everything is better when camping.


Sunset over the ocean:




Sunday we had the same thing for breakfast, packed up and went home. We skipped church because I didn't want to rush around to get home and ready on time. Plus the Wimbledon finals were on and I wanted to catch that.

Now I'm hoping for the stars to align so we can actually go backpacking.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fun with Friends

We had a fun-filled weekend this past weekend with three friends visiting - Chris and Meredith, friends of ours from college, and Eric, a friend of mine from high school. All of them were doing "east coast" trips, visiting friends and family and they ended up here in Maine at the same time.

Friday we spent the evening at home, grilling and just relaxing. Saturday we went down to Mt. Dessert Island for the day. We did a short hike, walked around Bar Harbor some, ate lunch, and drove through Acadia National Park. The weather mostly cooperated Saturday, but it was a little chilly, especially for our Texan friends.


The group on top of Beech Mountain

Saturday evening we ate lobstah, (some of us did, at least) and went candlepin bowling. Chris and Meredith had to leave at midnight on Saturday/Sunday to make it to Portland for their 5:40am flight so we said good bye to them.

Sunday the weather was pretty miserable - low 50's and rainy. We drove around on MDI some more, ate lunch, went on a tour at the local brewery (they have blueberry beer!), ate whoopie pies, and went to Schoodic Point to see the tide come in. The tide makes huge splashes as it comes in and is fun to watch. If it wasn't so cold, I could have sat there for hours watching it. We spent the evening on Sunday playing Settlers of Catan and talking.

Eric left early Monday morning and now we're back in work mode. We miss our friends and hope they can either come visit us again or we can get to where they are!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Life

Not a whole lot has been going on around here lately. Jeremy and I went to Massachusetts this past weekend for our church's Synod Assembly. This is when, every year, each church in the Synod (in our case 6 New England States) send delegates to vote on the next year's budget and other things relating to the Synod. I wasn't a voting delegate but Jeremy was. It was our first Synod Assembly and I enjoyed learning what all happens at them. It was also great to meet other Lutherans from our area and get to know them some.

We are now getting ready to have friends visit this weekend - Chris and Meredith from Texas and Eric from Wisconsin. They are our first visitors so we're excited to show them around the area and eat some lobstah with them.

My work weeks have been short lately due to, well, not having much work. The upside to this is that I can sometimes schedule my week so that I have Fridays off! I just hope I don't get to used to it before work picks back up.

My computer has been on the fritz lately so I bit the bullet and bought a new one. I figured I should before the other one completely dies and I lose everything on it. I need a computer for work so going without one is not an option and I can't use Jeremy's for my work since his is not really his, but his work's. Also, I wanted to buy a new computer while Microsoft still had their buy-a-laptop-get-a-free-xbox360 deal going on. So now we have an xbox 360 but no games for it. We're hoping to get a kinect eventually, possibly as a birthday present for Jeremy next month.

In the past two weeks or so we've gotten a Droid phone, ipod touch, laptop, and xbox 360 but have only paid for the laptop (Jeremy's side job paid for the phone and ipod touch since he's programming mobile apps). Pretty sweet. Needless to say, we're totally geeked out over all these new toys.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Last night, Jeremy was bored and wanting to do something. Now because we live in a small town, there really isn't much to do. Like nothing at all, at least when the weather isn't nice. So we did what we usually do when we're bored - we found a reason to go to Walmart (allergy medicine, because man has this spring been brutal.)

Upon our arrival at Walmart, we saw this:


Now we couldn't pass up a deal like that. At first we weren't sure what to do with the four pounds we were buying so I called my dad to find out how to make jam. He told me what I needed and Jeremy and I decided to make freezer jam since it sounded a lot easier. Plus we had everything we needed, once we grabbed some pectin.

So that's how we spent our Sunday evening - making freezer jam. We used the recipe from the box, which can be found here. It was pretty easy and turned out really well. We are pleased and will be making it again sometime, maybe with a different type of fruit.


It's even better when eaten on some homemade bread!





Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Recipe Swap - Eggplant Parmesan

I recently became involved in an online cooking/food community. They do a recipe swap each week with some sort of theme. This week's theme was vegetarian so I knew I should finally participate. I was pretty happy to see the recipe I received - Eggplant Parmesan, from Jaire30 of Sweet Beginnings. It's been a while since I've made an eggplant dish so I was excited to try it!




Jeremy and I both really enjoyed this dish. Jeremy thought that the eggplant was the perfect thickness and I have to agree with him. I also liked that the eggplant was baked instead of fried. It reheated well the next day so it made a great lunch. This will definitely go into our rotation of meals!


Eggplant Parmesan:

Ingredients

  • 1 eggplant
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, (1 ounce), divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups Tomato-basil pasta sauce
  • 3/4 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese, (3 ounces)

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Coat baking sheet and an 8-by-11 1/2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Peel Eggplant and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Whisk egg whites and water in a shallow dish until frothy. Combine breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, salt and pepper in another shallow dish. Dip the eggplant slices into the egg-white mixture, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture.
  3. Arrange the eggplant slices in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes, turn the eggplant slices over, and bake until crisp and golden, about 15 minutes longer.
  4. Spread about 1/2 cup of the sauce in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Arrange half of the eggplant slices over the sauce, overlapping slightly. Spoon 1 cup of the remaining sauce over the eggplant and sprinkle with half of the mozzarella cheese. Add a layer of the remaining eggplant slices and top with the remaining sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, until the sauce bubbles and the top is golden, 15 to 20 minutes.


Saturday, May 07, 2011

Avocado Ice Cream

I'm a big fan of avocados. When I lived in Texas during college, I ate a ton. Of course, they were ridiculously cheap there, especially when they were in season. Once I moved out of Texas, my avocado consumption dropped drastically since they were roughly four times the price. Now they are more of a treat than a normal, every day food.

Earlier this week I ran across a recipe for avocado ice cream. At first I thought it sounded weird, but as I read the description I decided I had to try it so I made some today. The recipe is at Two Peas and Their Pod. Instead of one cup of sour cream I used a mixture of sour cream and low fat plain yogurt because I didn't have a full cup of sour cream. Other than that, I followed the recipe.



I was not disappointed by this - it was deliciously creamy and avocado-y with a hint of lime. Plus it's green! If you like avocados, chances are, you will like this ice cream.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Good Friday Hike

Last Friday Jeremy and I went for our annual Good Friday hike. In Tennessee, the university gave us the day off as "Spring Recess" and we usually went hiking with some people from our church that day. We decided to continue the traditional hike this year and I took the day off from work.

This year we hiked Cadillac mountain, which is on Mount Desert Island, not too far from us. It is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. We've been to the top before, but got there by car. There is a road that goes all the way to the top. When we drove it last summer, I remember seeing hikers along the way and thinking "Oh, they don't look like they're having too much fun! I'm glad I'm in the car." Truthfully, the hike wasn't too bad and it was a nice day for it - in the 50's and sunny.

We did the North Ridge Trail, which is about 4.4 miles round trip. I was expecting it to be a lot steeper - I guess after hiking in the Smokies my expectation of mountain hikes are skewed. Since it was early in the season not too many other people were out. Come summer I expect the trail will be packed with tourists.




Us at the top. It was pretty breezy up there, out of the trees.



View from the top.




Saturday, April 09, 2011

Beer Suppah

Last Sunday Jeremy and I had the opportunity to go to a beer dinner at a local restaurant, Cleonice. We had never been to a beer dinner before. I was excited, Jeremy was a little hesitant because he's kind of a picky beer drinker. He doesn't like dark or flavorful beers. I somehow convinced him that this would be fun.

We got to taste 8 different beers over the course of the dinner. There were four courses, each paired with an "old world" beer and a "new world" beer.



The "new world" first course was buffalo jerky and a deviled egg paired with a Weyerbacher Merry Monks Tripel. The "old world" pairing was duckfat crispy fries and a Belgian finger sandwich with Koningshoven La Trappe Tripel.


I had never had a Tripel before and was quite pleased. The Weyerbacher had a light, bold flavor and was almost fruity tasting. The spices, clove and coriander, came through nicely. The Koningshoven was less sweet and seemed like it had more carbonation. Overall, Jeremy and I liked the Weyerbacher better but thought that the Koningshoven paired better with its food.

The second course consisted of Texas red pork chili with hominy and was paired with a Weyerbacher Fireside Ale for the "new world" and smoked shoulder with cabbage paired with a Marzen Rauschbier for the "old world."


The Weyerbacher Fireside had a nice smoky smell and a somewhat smoky aftertaste. It was light, yet hearty. The Marzen Rauschbier had a smokier taste and smell and wasn't as hearty. Both Jeremy and I liked the Weyerbacher better.

The third course was a slider of Blue Hill Blondes beef paired with a Weyerbacher Heresy Stout for the "new world" and Cheddar and Whisky Rarebit paired with a Harveistoun Ola Dubh for the "old world".



Honestly, by this time I couldn't really tell any difference between the beers. I wrote that they were both "flavorful and stout-like" on my sheet. Jeremy liked the Weyerbacher better; I couldn't taste a difference.

The last course was dessert. We were served a piece of spicy gingerbread made with stout paired with a Manly Men Blackstrapped Molasses barleywine for the "new world" and Pears with Stout Creme Anglais paired with a Brauerel Hofstetten barleywine for the "old world".



These barleywines were very different tasting so I could tell a difference. The Manly Man selection was very molasses-y and tasted kind of like gingerbread. The Brauerel Hofstetten was more bittter and lighter. Jeremy liked that one better but I preferred the Manly Man barleywine.

The beer supper was a lot of fun and we got the opportunity to try some beers we never would have before. Jeremy even found out that he likes more beers than he thought. This is something we'd definitely do again. Although, next time I won't finish all my beers - it was a bit much for me.

My Spice Rack

Jeremy made me a spice rack a couple years ago and I must say, I love it! Before, all my spices were thrown in a cabinet and I'd have to sort through all of them just to find the cumin. Now they're all right there - in plain sight! They're not very organized right now, but it still takes me much less time to find something now than before.



It's the little things in life that make me happy.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

The Maine Accent

We've lived in Maine for 10 months now, which is weird to think we've been here this long. Time has flown by. Over the past few months I have noticed something odd about the Maine accent. While people tend to take the "R" sound off of words so that "Mainer" is pronounced "Mainah" and "Bar Harbor" becomes "Bah Hahbah" they also add "R" sounds to words without them. I have noticed this mostly when people say "idea." It becomes "idear." This drives me crazy! The other day though, someone did this to my name. I definitely heard someone call me "Golder." AHHH!! That. Is. Not. My. Name!

Another peculiar thing I have noticed is that people add "the" to names of things such as roads and schools. The road near our house, which goes in the direction of the town of Bucksport, becomes "The Bucksport Road" (even though it has a proper road name, I can't even tell you what it is since no one calls it by it's real name). Likely, the road headed towards Surry is "The Surry Road." I think in Bucksport they refer to the same road as "The Ellsworth Road" since, well, it goes in the direction of Ellsworth, our town. This confuses me because sometimes I'll be driving on it, towards our house, and I don't know if I'm supposed to call it The Bucksport Road because that's what we call it or The Ellsworth Road because I'm headed towards Ellsworth.

People also call the old Elementary school here The Knowlton School. It would be like if I the elementary school I went to "The Lee School." Weird.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The NY Times

Hi, I'm Golda and I'm a New York Times junkie.

Both semesters of my freshman year at Baylor I was required to buy a subscription to the NY Times for one of my classes. It was greatly discounted and we only received it Monday-Friday. Also, we had to walk to the bookstore every day to pick it up. Many of my classmates, including my roommate, did this halfheartedly. They might pick it up some days, forget other days, and they rarely read it, except for when we had to for class. Not me. I made sure to grab mine every day and I read it every day, much to the dismay of my roommate who hated the giant pile of newspapers this created in our room. She was convinced that cockroaches like newspapers and she was deathly afraid of cockroaches.

Since those long ago days in Alexander Hall, I have kept up with reading the NY Times every day, except now I do it online. You can imagine how upset I was when I read last week that they were going to start charging to read the paper online! Oh the horror! But wait, you can still read 20 articles a month for free. Twenty articles is nothing! I read much more than that a week! This didn't make me too happy.

For the past week I've been reading the NY Times like usual and not thinking about the end of the month, when I would no longer be able to do so. I just kind of pushed it out of my mind and figured I'd deal with it when it happened. Today I opened my email to find this:

Dear NYTimes.com reader,

As a frequent reader of NYTimes.com, you’ve demonstrated an uncommon interest in a wide variety of today’s most important topics. This makes you anything but average. In fact, it can’t help but make you “smarter” — just the kind of person we at Lincoln want to engage.

Though NYTimes.com will soon begin charging for unlimited access*, Lincoln is offering you a free digital subscription for the remainder of 2011. Enjoy all that NYTimes.com has to offer every day — investigative news and special reports, videos, blogs and more. It’s all yours at no charge, compliments of Lincoln.


I was pretty ecstatic when I read this. I can still feed my NY Times appetite! Well, at least for the rest of the year. When the end of December comes, I'll figure out something then.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Saltine Toffee Bars

Last week Jeremy and I were scrambling to come up with a dessert for our weekly game night at church. We forgot to buy anything at the store and had limited items at home in which to make something. Remembering a recipe I've seen around Christmastime, I decided to make saltine toffee bars, as all they require are saltine crackers, butter, brown sugar, and chocolate chips - all stuff that we had. Long story short, I ended up not making them last week because Jeremy decided to go to the store to buy stuff for a dessert he'd rather have - vanilla pudding with crushed oreos in it. It was a big hit.

This week I decided to make the faux toffee because I was pretty curious as to how it would turn out.

It's really simple. First, arrange saltines (about 1 sleeve) on a cookie sheet that has been lined with greased foil. Melt 1 cup of butter and 1 cup of brown sugar in a saucepan. Bring it to a full boil and let it boil without stirring for 3 minutes. Then pour it over over the saltines and spread it around. This then goes into a 400 F oven for about 5 minutes. When it comes out, it will look something like this:



Sprinkle 2 cups of chocolate chips over the crackers and let sit for another five minutes. They will then look shiny.



At this point you can spread the chocolate around.



The hardest part is waiting for the toffee and chocolate to cool and harden. I ended up putting mine in the fridge for about an hour. After it has set, break it into pieces and enjoy!



This ended up being super easy and super tasty. I will definitely be making it again sometime. The only downside is that I can only eat a little bit at a time because there is so much sugar in it. My body doesn't really like too much sugar at once.