Candied Citrus Peels
these are a little time consuming, and I haven't decided if they are awesome or not (3 out of 3 taste testers said, "yes and no" - I suppose I should ask a grown-up...)
but they sure are pretty! and hopefully they'll be dried enough to take a package of them to connor's fencing teacher for a Christmas treat later today.
I started these at around 9:30 this morning and it's now 2 pm - so it's a longish process but a lot of it is away-from-oven stuff (they boil for an hour, for example) once you get past the peeling of the fruit and scraping all the pith off.
that was a drag.
had no idea what to do with two grapefruits and 4 lemons that I had bought just for the skins - but the kids had no problem coming up with something. Winter lemonade! it went perfectly with lunch. :)