Scout member DonnieLouise has a knack for culinary wit and wisdom:
Cooking Bloopers, Activity 3
“It was our third Thanksgiving as a married couple. I had roasted a turkey a few times before, but I was pregnant for the first time and maybe I was a little more absent minded than usual.” Were you ever worried, fellow Scouts, that you had accidentally poisoned your family during Gobble Day? Read on to see what happened, so it doesn’t happen to you (or your family) this Thanksgiving!
Candy Landslide, Activity 4
“By the way, saltwater taffy doesn’t usually have any salt in it. If it does, there is only a teaspoon to a batch.” Thanks, DonnieLouise, most of us had no idea! But that’s not all she shared about the sweet treat of taffy. You’ve heard of tractor-pulls? Well, there are also taffy-pulls. “Years ago, making taffy was a social occasion. There would be parties, called taffy pulls, during which people would partner off and pull the taffy for a long time. I discovered, as a little girl, that you if you didn’t pull the taffy enough, it cooled into a hard clear rock sort of state…” This taffy pulling business is a serious (but fun) responsibility. And who came up with the name “saltwater taffy” for taffy with no salt in it?! Read on to see how it all began in 1883.
We look forward to reading (and seeing) more culinary wit and wisdom from other Scouts, especially during this holiday season!