So it's no surprise I like the American Girl "Felicity" series, set 1774-1775. The story line is rather ridiculous in several parts, but then it is set from a 10 year old's point of view. I don't actually like the story that much... but the pictures of the clothing, and the section in the back called "A Peek into the Past" is really interesting.
I intend to do a costume study as soon as Dad and I figure out how to take pics using the software I have.
ANYways, I've been cooking recipes from Felicity's Cooking Studio.
There's a great deal of sugar, so I'm cutting back next time. I also thought I hadn't added enough cornstarch, so I added more....and I think it turned out more like a jam once chilled. Which is good, because Mom didn't want to make more jam this weekend (she's had to make a lot lately... it's really good jam!)
And then I made spiced nuts. I should have dipped the nuts in the egg whites, then in the sugar/spice mix individually.... but I didn't want to get egg bacteria all over my hands. So, glops of egg white came along with the nuts that I scooped out of the egg white bowl, and made clumps of sugar/spice mix. I tried to put as much of the glops on the nuts as I could.... so more than half of the nuts are sugar/spice clumps now.
oh, well...... I'll do better next time. :)