Uhm, holy crap guys how is it already Thursday (well not as I type this but you know)? I mean holla for the short work week and all that jazz but my heavens time is just speeding right along. Anywhozit, how was everyone’s Memorial Day? The East coast was a bit rainy but we did at least have nice weather for actual Memorial Day. The BF and I hiked out to Eastern CT to visit his parents and catch some much needed R&R.
[Can we just pause for a moment and reflect on my own food paranoia: I was just eating a bowl of couscous and thought the cracked pepper was bugs. Maybe I should clean out the fridge more often and not eat questionable leftovers so frequently.]
Moving right along. I do know one person who had a spectacular Memorial Day: my cousin! She and her boyfriend of ages got engaged. I mean everyone in the family has basically been placing bets for when it would be as we all assumed it would be this year (sorry Scott and Laur!) and obviously we couldn’t be happier for them. I mean shucks, Laur’s the same age as I am and she figured out the whole awesome boyfriend thing way before I did. I’m pretty sure she was dating Scott when I was still dating that one really questionable boyfriend from college. You know the kind: he’s a college drop out, from the same town your college is in, works odd hours without really telling you what he does, your father calls him your “reclamation project.” We’ve all had one right?
So kudos to Lauren and Scott and here’s to many happy years together!
I don’t have any real recipe for you chitlins this week and I’ll tell you why. I made a huge batch of black and white cookies mere hours before we were set to leave Friday evening. After we came back from dinner and the frosting had set I was carefully moving one of the cooling racks on my way too tiny counter and accidentally knocked an entire rack-full of cookies onto the floor. Yeah, that happened.
Obviously I became irrationally bitter towards the cookies because we all know it was the cookies’ fault; packed up what remained and grumbled the whole drive to Connecticut. When they were finally served the next day I was still a little bitter, but it was rainy and gloomy and the lighting wasn’t good and by the time Monday rolled around they were all eaten. And I sure as heck am not going to photograph squished cookies, so yeah.
Here are some pretty photos of s’mores instead! ‘Tis the season!
Did you guys know you can make s’mores with anything you want? It doesn’t have to be just a a milk chocolate square and regular marshmallows? Yeah it’s true, wanna know how I know? Because I’ve done it! I can’t take all the credit for this though, The BF’s mom was the one who enlightened me. Last year we made s’mores with Reese’s cups and Rolos. This year we used dark chocolate (huge fan right here). I can’t wait to try out other flavors. And I’m so not a s’more’s gal.
Like you need a recipe but here are some great ideas:
Use flavored graham crackers (I love the chocolate ones myself)
Use flavored marshmallows (The BF’s mom had toasted coconut ones this past weekend)
Ghiradeli flavored chocolate squares – they’re the perfect size!
Bite size Crunch bars
Pretty much anything that will get melty with a hot marshmallow and taste delicious between graham crackers. Think outside the box! Heck slap some banana or fruit on there if that’s your thing. Blow your own mind. I dare you.
Also, be careful with flaming marshmallows. They have a tendency to fly off their skewers if you’re trying to whip them to extinguish. Just ask The BF’s brother, I’ve heard that’s happened to him before.