Knowing that one of the jobs on my Christmas list would be to make homemade caramels for Christmas gifting, I brought along my faithful caramel pan. It was a last-minute decision and so it ended up in the outside pocket of my carry-on. I'm sure they see a lot of strange things go through security, but they wanted to take a second look at that object. It took more than a little talking to convince them that I had no intention of hitting anyone over the head with it.
This pan belonged to my mother, and I have so many growing-up memories of sitting around the table and wrapping the caramels that were cut out of it. This pan has made thousands of caramels and has the cut-lines to prove it.
We've made, cut and wrapped another 700 this week.