High Fructose Corn Syrup. It's in everything. Have you noticed? If not, go check the bottles in your fridge. You'll be amazed to discover what it's lurking in. And I'm not just talking juice bottles, here.
So, I've been on a quest to find a good barbecue sauce recipe. It's nearly impossible to find a bottle in the store that doesn't contain HFCS. Plus, I like making my own stuff from scratch anyway. We were big fans of Sweet Baby Ray's before I got into all this, so I googled until I came up with a couple that sounded reasonable.
And then I went to work this afternoon altering and combining. I'm making barbecue chicken pizza sometime during the next few days (my menu schedule is pretty, um, "flexible" these days--depending on my energy level).
It didn't pass the taste test 100%, but it's a lot closer than the last recipe I tried. So, I'm pretty sure I've found the right foundation, it just needs a little clarification and tweaking. And then it will be perfect. And then I will be able to add it to my growing list of products that I would have once thought could only be had on a grocery store shelf, but now am quite capable of producing on my own!
And that was today's Joyful Moment.
Let's just cross our fingers that actually eating it tomorrow will be another Joyful Moment!
Wishing you all Joyful Moments that are homemade and way better than those found on a grocery store shelf!