Monday, June 16, 2008

leftovers to dessert

so i had a little party for myself the other night, and ended up having 3 different desserts. this one was the easiest. chocolate covered marshmallows! you need:
bakers chocolate. (instead of boiling it weirdly, i just microwave it. just take it out and stir the chocolate around every 30 seconds)
marshmallows (the more the merrier, i find the big ones work the best, but the small ones would be delish in hot chocolate!)
gram crackers (optional, if you want to make frozen s'mores.)
hokay so break up the chocolate and place in a microwaveable bowl. microwave in 30 second increments, stopping to stir in between each one. when the chocolate is perfectly melted, dunk one side of the marshmallow into the chocolate. roll it around a bit, you want about 1/2 of the 'mallow to be smothered in chocolate. if you are doing frozen s'mores, place the chocolaty 'mallow chocolate side down on a gram cracker, otherwise just place on a plate. freeze either way and be sure to take out 20 mins or so before serving. otherwise the chocolate will be frozen to the plate and no one will be able to eat them! happy desserting!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Teavana helps me find nirvana

i have a new starbucks/ dunkies/ jamba, its Teavana. the store itself makes me feel calm and Buddha like. so far i have yet to have a tea i don't like there. i usually just in, try all their samples (they change every day) and purchase a cup of whatever sample i find the best. all of it is always delicious. the sugar is also really good. its like rock sugar or something cool and adds a perfect sweetness. one of the teas i had the other day was a flower. legit i had a flower in my cup. it was so cool! and a large tea is the same price as my tall nonfat latte. go tea!

Monday, June 9, 2008

why is the fridge empty?

so yesterday, i was starving. i was home alone around 1:00 pm and desired for a cool lunch. it was 90 million degrees outside and humid enough to be a sauna. i wanted a cold-ish lunch. perhaps a salad, smoothie, or maybe some ice cream. but no, my fridge was lacking salad ingredients, yogurt for said smoothie, and for the first time in my life, there was not one pint of Ben and Jerry's to be found in the freezer. there were also no eggs, bread, or even frozen chicken tenders to be found. now most would give up on finding lunch after such setbacks, but i managed. here is what i did.
-frozen fruit is delicious when covered in maple syrup. cold enough to make up for the lack of ice cream.
-peanut butter taste delish on a fork when covered in raisins. think ants on a long without the log.
-cereal goes with everything. never forget that.
-microwaved marshmallows are amazing. just don't leave em in too long or they blow up. try mushing in some chocolate chips for the s'mores effect.
-make a cliff bar sandwich. spread peanut butter (or jelly, or nutella, or honey) between 2 cliff bars. eat like a sandwich. (this is the ultimate lets go hike a mountain and run a marathon snack)
if all else fails, try boiling your crocs. i hear there edible when boiled.