Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Maple Syrup Miser
Over the weekend Matt and I came to the conclusion that I am a maple syrup miser. I was telling him about snow candy from the Little House on the Prairie books--maple syrup poured over snow for a homespun candy treat. With his admiration for all things old-timey he immediately said "Well, we've got enough snow! We should try it." But, I couldn't agree, even though I was the one who brought it up. I cannot risk wasting a drop of precious maple syrup on an endeavor like that. I guess I've read one to many misadventure stories with this project to risk it. And so we laughed and Matt and I agreed that I am indeed a maple syrup miser. Its just so expensive if you buy the stuff that really came out of a real tree! We cannot bring ourselves to purchase it regularly. There are so many other more affordable toppings for pancakes--jellies and jams of all sorts, fruit syrups, honey, peanut butter, and so on. And there is the much more affordable and local honey option for other recipes where a natural, liquid sweetener is called for.