Greenhorn Nana’s Peanut Brittle Recipe
Just for the occasion, Greenhorn Nana features a very special Valentine's Day treat with her homemade peanut brittle recipe. Placed in a pretty box or bag with big red bow, this tasty treat is perfect to share with your Valentine!
Here’s what you’ll need:
What to do next:
Mix together in an iron skillet—sugar, white corn syrup and water. Bring to a boil and add 2 ½ cups of raw Spanish peanuts. Cook until the peanuts pop and the syrup turns an amber color.
(If you cook it too long it will taste “burned” and if you don’t cook it long enough it will be “sticky”)
Immediately add the butter, stir until the butter is melted and add 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Stir until the baking soda is bubbling, then pour it onto a greased cookie sheet. Do not try and spread the peanuts out with spoon. Instead, shake the cookie sheet until the candy fills the cookie sheet.
Let cool, break into small pieces and enjoy!
The Old Wagon
It once was a sturdy farm wagon
Its bed was a pretty dark green
With bright red wheels, and a black wagon seat
It was the best we’d ever seen
We loved to go to church on Sunday
In this wagon my daddy built
We’d pile sweet smelling hay in the wagon bed
And cover it with an old quilt
We’d sing all the way as we traveled
On the old dirt roads through the woods
We were happy and free as could be
We made such a racket as we rode by
The neighbors would all come out to see
Now it sits all alone and abandoned
In a field of tall weeds you can see
Its boards all twisted and peeling
Oh, it’s such a sad sight for me
But I can close me eyes and remember
Just what that wagon used to be
In the days of my youth, when we were so free
Soon the Ranch will have a little “love” of its own, as we’re expecting a new addition to arrive this winter. Thought it might be fun to have a naming contest, because we need your help giving this little buckaroo a name. So enter the Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch “ NAME THE FOAL CONTEST” 2016 to get your name choice submitted, and to try and win a Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch logo tee-shirt, leather western riding gloves, and photograph of the foal you named. The lucky winner will be selected Monday, February 15, 2016.
Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch will be offering a great spring getaway deal. We will announce the details soon, so stay tuned!