Hi, I'm Polly from Pieces of Polly where I share all sorts of crafts and sewing projects as well as fun activities for kids and many of our favorite children's books. I'm excited to be part of the Summer Soiree! When Aimee asked me about it, I knew just what I wanted to do...something with BUGS! My kids love looking for bugs in the big field behind our house during the summer.
And what better way to explore them, than eating some of your own Ham-BUG-ers.
I typically make my famous grilled nuggets because they are healthier but since starting keto I have made some adjustments to ingredients and now we enjoy some of our favorite foods again. Here is my families new favorite dinner and it's just as food baked or fried.
Check out these sweet, rich, royal, ruby beauties. This is the first time I've ever done Candy Apples successfully because I did them by the instructions on the package. Yes, I bought a pre-packaged candy apple kit, apples and added sugar. It was like magic. I didn't even need a candy thermometer. I played around with the candy liquid as it was cooling and my candy apples were resting and cooling. I started making these beautiful strings.
Some of the strings were made from drizzling the hot liquid into cold water in a small cup. I dumped the water and candy out of the cup and sat them to dry before placing them on the tops of the candy apple. The wrapped strings around the apple were made by touch a semi- cool bit of candy on a spoon to the already candied apple and turn the apple and going around and around with the spoon.
This was easy and beautiful and I'm having trouble keeping "Hands Off". These kiddos aren't going to wait long for these. I just wanted to admire them for a little while.
I love to cook but only if the meals are healthy, easy, and yummy. .