Been AWOL yet again, what can I say.
Work is kicking my behind so badly that it just isn’t funny. I open my eyes and it is the beginning of the month and then I blink and guess what its 5 days before month end and I have done jack work.
Then I get called to the reception area like every 5 minutes for stuff that is soo unimportant and all the queries are from men. Are we interested in workshops are we interested in this are we interested in that and when I say no, then they want to speak to my boss. Then when I tell them, well yes I am the only one you can speak to , trust me, just because I am wearing a dirty shirt or my socks don’t match I am very capable of answering you. When that doesn’t satisfy them then they use the lamest trick in the book, they know my husband so well and the sent them there. To which my response is I do not have a husband and the debate goes on for a few minutes that they speak to an old grey-haired man and his my husband and by now I am ready to strangle them because seriously even if you were President Cyril, I would still not be interested in whatever you are selling. Most reps give up but there are a few brave ones who will then change tactics and tell me that they supply all our branches to which my standard answer is really. Tell me who, I will phone them now in front of you and ask and that normally ends the conversation and by the time I get back to my desk I have forgotten what I was doing before I discovered I was married.
When home time comes I am so tired, I just shower and crawl into bed, no blogging, no TV, no crocheting, no reading, no supper, just dream land and then before you know it, its time to wake up and find me a new husband.
I cook, I just cook easy meals or I cook store bought readymade meals, because seriously I just can not focus to read a recipe. It is getting to me, my hands are itching to crochet, to type up recipes and my body is craving homemade comfort foods.
I had a few minutes to spare today as we had a braai for lunch, I think my dad was getting tired of eating curry with coconut and raisons in so he said lets braai. Boy was I happy to hear those words. Firstly, braai meant, sleeping late, no cooking and no dishes.
However, my day isn’t complete if I am not in the kitchen for a few minutes so I thought why not make something sweet. I haven’t made a sweet treat in over 2 months, might as well start with something simple.
I was paging through my saved recipes trying to look for something to inspire me, when I came across the recipe krispie treats and I remembered that I have received a few vegan marshmallows a few weeks back and I had just thrown it into the pantry because my parents took one look at it and both complained that they were not going to eat these funny things I buy.
They were wrong, when I presented this dish to them, they loved it. Which I did remind them is so so strange, because you both didn’t want to eat the marshmallows, now you not complaining. Strange.
The recipe is easy to follow and although I used vegan marshmallows I still followed the method, by melting the mellows in the microwave. The recipe asked for jelly tots, but since jelly tots has bovine gelatine in, I omitted it and rather opted to sprinkle the top with 100’s and 1000’s and since the vegan mellows only came in white, I added a few drops of pink food colouring to my melted mellow mixture to add some colour.
Verdict, this was a hit.
Here is to many more recipes… fingers crossed.
- 56g x butter.
- 150g x marshmallows.
- A few drops of pink food colouring ( If using Vegan white marshmallows).
- 3 x cups rice krispies.
- 100’s and 1000’s to decorate.
- Place the butter in a microwave safe dish and pop into the microwave.
- Heat till the butter has melted.
- Add the mellows to the bowl and toss to allow the butter to coat the marshmallows.
- Return to the microwave and heat for 30 second intervals until the marshmallows have melted.
- Stir in a few drops of the food colouring.
- Allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes before mixing in the rice krispies.
- Tip the mixture into a greased pyrex dish and with the back of a wooden spoon, evenly spread the mixture in the dish.
- Press down gently on the mixture.
- Sprinkle with the 100’s and 1000’s.
- Pop into the fridge to chill for a 1 hour or until firm.
- Once firm, carefully remove from the dish and cut into squares.