Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Grasping at straws
Busy Woman’s Cookbook Copyright 2000
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup butterscotch flavored pieces
¼ cup milk
In saucepan, add marshmallows, butterscotch, and milk. Heat on low, stirring constantly until smooth. Serve warm over ice cream. Makes 1 ½ cups.
I guess it's obvious that I was desperate for something to post about today. I've been doing more 'reruns' for dinners during the week, and I've been coming up short on recipes to blog about.
I had a surplus of ice cream so I was looking for something simple to do with it. I came up with this recipe since I had mini marshmallows left over from Christmas and butterscotch chips that my son really shouldn't eat. I made half of this recipe but I could have made even less since it was just for me.
I don't find 'fake' butterscotch flavor to be that pleasurable unless it's pudding (I love butterscotch pudding) but this sauce was pretty good over some sugar-free ice cream. If it had been a lot better I would have eaten a lot more of it so it was good that it was satisfying but that I could stop eating it.
I bought this cookbook after seeing it at my sister's house. It's 3 and 4 ingredient recipes. Not that the recipes sounded bad, because they don't, but my main reason for buying this book was to have some super-simple recipes on hand. Easy is good and you never kow when you'll find a real winner. This wasn't a real winner - good but not great. I didn't really expect it to be great either.
Bad weather is headed this way and it's grocery night. Why does it have to be yucky on grocery night? I haven't finished planning my menu and finalizing my shopping list anyway. I clipped coupons last night for the first time in months. I got really lazy about it. I don't use a lot of coupons but with rising grocery prices, they might help, especially now that one local store is tripling some coupons.
Blast From The Past: Cherry Butterscotch Bars from September 2005. That was one of my first recipes for this blog and I remember that my coworkers enjoyed those bars when I shared them with them.
Question of the Day: Do you like buttercotch flavor?