Sunday, December 5, 2010

So I Got Sidetracked

Yesterday I posted that our pre-lit tree had a couple of strings of lights go out and we had to buy a couple of short strings to take their place. AD thinks this is the last year for this particular tree but I just hate having to buy another one. Maybe if there are a bunch left over after Christmas and I can get one on the cheap then it won't be so bad.

Anyhow, I kind of got sidetracked from doing any decorating. I've been meaning to do a post about marshmallows for awhile now and I started playing with the ones I had in the pantry.

Mini marshmallows are great for hot chocolate or to top off a sweet potato casserole.

Regular sized marshmallows are great for roasting and making Smores. They also come in handy to disguise dog pills so the dog in question will take their medicine - unless of course you have a dog like our Smoke who can smell medicine a mile away and will turn his nose up at anything trying to harbor it.

Then there are the ginormous Giant Roasters that Campfire brand marshmallows are putting out. Have you seen them in the stores? If you toast them just right they get soft all the way to the middle - and the middle is a long way in on these puppies.


There seems to be an abundance of "flavored" marshmallows on the market now - chocolate, strawberry, caramel and these French Vanilla ones. Now maybe it's just me but other than the chocolate ones, I can't tell that any of them taste any different than regular marshmallows.


So this is what I did yesterday - well, not the whole day - but I sure had fun creating snowmen from the marshmallows. I like playing with my food.

20 comments:

  1. I didn't' know all this marshmallow trivia. Great tutorial! I just bought two jars of marshmallow creme to make fantasy fudge. I only make it at Christmas because it is so full of sugar!

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  2. I saw the french vanilla & they are so pretty in color I think I'll get a bag.
    My new pre-lit tree has a string that I can't get to come back on. I hope I didn't make a costly mistake when I got it, it's new. I hope it's just a loose bulb where my dog's tail keeps hitting the tree.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  3. Hi Debby, I just went to WalMart and also found Gingerbread flavored marshmallows. I haven't tried them yet. They are shaped like little gingerbread men. Cute! Kristin R.

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  4. Holy jet puffed sugar, but that's cute! I can't tell for sure ~ what are the eyes, nose and buttons? I have to make some of these for Sam and Lily!! And then several bunches of Rice Krispie treats in different flavors with the many left over marshies!

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  5. The Snow men are so cute. Marshmellows are so good melted into anything too. I think my favorite is into the S'Mores and also into chocolate desserts. mmmm. Have a great week ahead. I'm following you now. Here is my own blog if you would like to visit sometime.
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    Sonya

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  6. Loved the snowman ! !

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  7. Really cute idea!!! I may have to do one for each place setting for Christmas. Thanks for the great idea :o)

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  8. I'll have to try the French Vanilla ones!!!!

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  9. And the best thing is, you get to eat it!

    We eat our buffet breakfast in Branson at Dockers. I think it is on Wild Mountain (?) Road. Well, anywway, on Hwy 76, turn south at the Titanic stop light, go one more light and turn back east. Easy to find and get to. Pretty good for $4.99!

    Liz

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  10. Oh, too cute! I love your marshmallow snowman!
    I've never had a S'mores.

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  11. You beat me to it...I saw that fat-so big boy marsmallows and thought, Well, now, we've come full circle with this so what can I make with these....

    My grands will love doing this! Thanks!

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  12. I didnt know about the large campfire marshmallows.!! Thank you! Ms. Emma will thank you too!

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  13. I so much agree. The chocolate marshmallows are good, put the other flavors they can keep! Ha! I was just talking about hot chocolate on my blog... :) I love marshmallows with a passion. I love marshmallow fluff as well (on warm chocolate pudding or on a peanut butter sandwich). Aahh... marshmallows. What a wonderful subject.

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  14. I love your marshmallow man! Have you ever made marshmallows from scratch? I hear it's quite the endeavor, but worth the time and effort.

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  15. Cute snowmen and hey you get to eat them too!

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  16. It looks like you had fun.

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  17. CUTE! My kids would love to this! Where did you find the huge marshmallows? This would be a great thing to do over their winter break :)

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  18. Oh and I can see how you'd get sidetracked!
    Marshmallow snowmen!! Love it!
    A friend introduced me to those large marshmallows at a bonfire party not long ago. Wow!

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  19. I haven't seen the giant ones. Our grands would love those.

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