They sold thousands of bags. Thousands. They were young, my three older children, so young that their kid brother, Andrew, had not yet been born, when Stephen, Michael and Rebecca sold thousands of bags of peanut brittle. I’m not sure just how it became a popular fund-raiser in many of our Pentecostal churches, but there is no telling how many churches have virtually been built by the sales of peanut brittle.
Now here we are again, involved in this delightful way to raise money. Cooked 99 packages this morning, following our 7:00 am prayer meeting over at the church. It’s such a fun and profitable activity.
Hope is one of our CIP graduates and we love her dearly. She is a “hoot,” a vivacious red-head, a veritable dynamo of energy. For the past few weeks she has been helping us cook this delicious candy.
“Hope, how many rings do you have on?”
She grinned at me when I asked in the kitchen this morning, paused a little, and together, we bent over her hands and counted. Fourteen. She had on fourteen rings. Those beautiful bountifully bedecked hands cooked, packaged and cleaned this morning as our happy team turned out mounds of luscious candy.
Want some peanut brittle? We cook it up so that it is very tasty…and it’s helping fund our thriving church here in Lake Havasu.
NOTE 10/17/2010: For those who have asked for the recipe and I have not responded, I have posted the recipe on my recipe site. Check it out.