Peeps S’mores!

Peeps S'mores!OK, I also understand the need to stand down with the whole Peeps thing.  Three recipes in a row.  I still have some left.  To be fair the leftover ones are now fairly stale.  I know there is a contingent of the population who will place these things on top of the microwave and leave them for extended periods of time to acquire the necessary state of staleness.  Mine are just garden variety stale.

S’mores are so good because they offer cheap entry into serious comfort food.  Anyone can make them.  The recipe is so easy that it needn’t be written down or even referred to.  Admittedly it’s easy to go on a s’mores bender.   And that’s never pretty.  But there’s not much better than a warm, toasted, gooey marshmallow melting a slab of cheap chocolate sandwiched on graham cracker. Continue reading

Battered and Deep Fried Peeps!

Battered and Deep Fried Peeps!I’m still on my Easter themed Peep kick.  Rather, I still have leftover Peeps that can – in one way or another – be sacrificed to the food gods.  I last sacrificed three dozen Peeps to make some Rice Krispy treats with a technicolor twist.  I had given some serious consideration to sharing that with my co-workers.  After a taste test I thought better of it and consumed the whole thing by myself, over the course of a week.

I had read up on several attempts to deep fry Peeps.  Often as not the Peep would nearly disintegrate or the coating would come slipping off, leaving virgin marshmallow to be decimated by hot oil.  I jumped into this knowing only what had been tried before and didn’t work.  There’s not a lot of documented deep-frying of Peeps going on, clearly. Continue reading

Post Holiday Roundup…..

A wonderful holiday was had by all.   Actually we’re still having holiday celebrations.  After days and days of this Christmas, that Christmas, and food here, there, and everywhere; we’re ending out celebratory roll out with a night at my other half’s grandparents in upstate NY.  It was a really nice quiet evening.  We made Beef Wellington for dinner (try finding Foie Gras in Clark Mills, NY.)  Yum!

We did a nice Christmas Eve slash Hanukkah dinner at the other half’s parents.  They always have Brisket, Kugel, Potato Latkes, among other things.  It’s my fifth Hanukkah dinner and I’m always looking forward to it.  That brisket rocks my world.  The latkes are fantastic (matzo meal does wonders for potato pancakes) and I never had kugel before I started being part of the family.  It’s all good.  The morning after we have a breakfast casserole (another Grandma Irene recipe.)  These are all things I’ll have to cover at some point; all worth their own posts.  Thanks to the in-laws for being the most generous people on the planet earth.  You’re fantastic.

Christmas morning/day we had at my mom’s.  This was a small dinner (just my mom, brother, the boyfriend, and my mom.)  My mother doesn’t know small or low-key when cooking.  So it was fairly epic for four people.  I wizened up and got out the camera out for this meal.  Here’s a few pictures.  MMMM.Mom's Christmas Dinner Continue reading