Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gourmet Kid Treats


Browned Butter and Toasted Marshmallow krispie treats. Sounds gourmet, right?

Actually, this is what happened.

I put the butter and marshmallows in the pan on low heat. I decided to put a few dishes in the dishwasher and de-clutter the counter while the marshmallows warmed up and began to melt.

The baby wanted to help, then there were to urgent disciplinary matters to take care of. We do not hit each other just to take our frustration out. We do not shout at each other to get out of the way when there is not a fire or blood.

Then..who took the books out of the bottom shelf in Mom and Dad's bedroom? Okay, why is the deodorant on the floor without a cap? What? you boys still haven't tidied your beds and floor? 4 yo, please do get dressed this morning. Yes, I'll get you a snack pretty soon. Oh! OH NO!

Did you forget, too? The marshmallows and butter melting on the stove? Well, they were melted all right. And really browned. REALLY brown. Even though the marshmallows are melted, they are all bubbly and toasted looking.

Quickly, I add another couple of tablespoons of butter, take the pan off the heat, stir like mad until it looks the right consistency dump the krispy rice cereal in, hoping I didn't just waste the marshmallows and butter.

Then, of course, I had to test them before giving them to the kids. These ARE gourmet. I don't know if I should share these with the kids.
It might ruin them for rice krispies made right...

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