Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Grasping at straws
--Butterscotch Sauce

Butterscotch Sauce
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?


Anonymous said...

I like it okay, just not one of my favorites. I can't think of a better situation than a surplus of ice cream!


Wanda said...

Yes, I like it, although not overly much. I like it best with ice cream, though. Butterscotch is one of my husband's favorite flavors. He loves those little butterscotch disc candies.

M Smith said...

Well, since I consider Butterscotch and Caramel synonymous, then yes. I do like it - quite a lot. Butterscotch chips? Not so much. But for some reason I really like them in oatmeal cookies. Crazy tasty...

Anonymous said...

Love butterscotch and it's my favorite kind of pudding (which I rarely see on any menu).

Ms.DaFarm said...

Hello! Long time reader, never posted before. This may sound like a silly question, but would you like some more cookbooks by any chance? My mother sent me home with an entire copy paper box full of them at Xmas. And I don't like cluttery cookbooks--I'd actually gone thru and whittled down to having only 3 (I prefer finding the recipes on blogs these days)! I'd be more than willing to send them to you!

ThursdayNext said...

I love butterscotch, especially in pudding form. :)

Heather said...

I like butterscotch, but I like chocolate better.
I want to add that I think you are doing an outstanding job continuously posting new recipes. Ice cream sauce so DO COUNT! I hardly ever try these things because I don't want to make something that doesn't turn out right. Thanks for continuing to post great things