Thanksgiving? ALREADY? Shut the front door! I’ve been relatively oblivious regarding how quickly the days and weeks have passed this year, thanks to a job that keeps me insanely busy and kids that never quit needing me. I guess this means I have to finally start shopping for Christmas. Or, wait ’til Christmas Eve day, like I almost always do. Whatevs.
On Thanksgiving Day this year, among all of the other yummies we’ll be enjoying (my favorite is the stuffing!), I’m going to make use of a special recipe from my grandmother’s recipe box: We’re gonna whip up some GUM DROPS! You can, too, by following this simple recipe.
3 envelopes gelatin
2 Cups granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Cup water
1 teaspoon orange rind
1 Tablespoon orange juice or lemon juice
And… the five steps to delicious gum drops:
Mix gelatin, sugar, salt and water in a sauce pan, bring to boil, and simmer for 10 minutes. Take off heat and add the rest of ingredients to taste. Put in pan rinsed with ice cubes. Let stand overnight in the refrigerator. Cut and roll in colored sugar.
What treat will you be making this Thanksgiving?