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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Not much

I took down the post about my toe. I admit, it was kinda gross. And then to click unsuspectingly on my blog and be assaulted with those pictures of violence... just not a good thing. So I took it down.

But I do want to say that my toe is throbbing. Just in case you forgot to be sympathetic!

Laugh of the day: I was making Rice Krispy Treats because I am not eating dairy and I needed something to snack on (something on which to snack?).
Daniel was watching me and said, "Uh, I hate to tell you this, but marshmallows are dairy products."
HA! I guess he thinks that cause they are white. :)
Alright. That's all I got...


Blogger Michelle said...

Aw man! The bloody pics were funny! Not funny that it was your toe, but funny that you were in pain and still had the forethought to get your husband to take pictures of your crime scene!

10:05 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

I liked the crime scene pics. Could you at least post a pic of the victimized toe?

So did you inhale the pan of rice krispy treats or did you save one (five) for your sister?

10:40 PM  
Blogger koyama said...

It wasn't too graphic at all - amazing how much blood can come of small (ish) wounds. Especially with little kids - they scratch their head a bit and it can look like they were at battle. I think you should post a pic of the thing you gashed your foot on so we can know for future reference to watch out!

11:45 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

My dad used to make marshmallows back in the 70's for Kraft. He won't touch them now. That's all I'll say.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Princess21 said...

No bloody pics??? That is unfair!!! :)

I hope your poor itty bitty toe is feeling better! I am sending it some soup to help speed up the healing!! But don't watch for it out the window, I would hate for another rod to attack you! I would then feel somewhat responsible...and plus blood is gross!! :)

8:53 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

From howthingswork.com

Marshmallows are incredibly cool -- not only do they taste good, but by lighting them you can create a great source of light in a dark campsite!

Technically, marshmallows are a confection -- a candy. They've been around in the form we know them since the mid-1800s.

They are called "marshmallows" because part of the early recipe called for sap from the root of the marshmallow plant.

According to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, a marshmallow is:

1: a pink-flowered European perennial herb (Althaea officinalis) of the mallow family that is naturalized in the eastern U.S. and has a mucilaginous root sometimes used in confectionery and in medicine; 2: a confection made from the root of the marshmallow or from corn syrup, sugar, albumen, and gelatin beaten to a light spongy consistency
That word "mucilaginous" means "jelly-like." Later, the root was replaced by gelatin, and that is how modern marshmallows are made.
There is a very cool cookbook called Better than Store Bought that is now out of print but still available in used book stores and libraries. It contains the following recipe for making your own marshmallows:

1/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/3 cup water
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sift the cornstarch and confectioners sugar into a bowl. Lightly grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the cornstarch-and-sugar mixture into it. Tilt the pan to coat the sides and the bottom. Leave any excess in the pan.
Sprinkle the gelatin into the water in a small saucepan and let soak for five minutes. Add the granulated sugar and stir over low heat until the gelatin and sugar dissolve.
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine the gelatin mixture, corn syrup, salt and vanilla and beat for 15 minutes on high speed, until peaks form.
Spread the fluffy mixture in the prepared pan and smooth the top. Leave for two hours or until set.
With a wet knife, cut the marshmallow mixture into quarters and loosen around the edges. Sprinkle the remaining cornstarch-and-sugar mixture on a baking sheet and invert the marshmallow blocks onto it. Cut each quarter into nine pieces and roll each one in the starch and sugar.
Place the marshmallows on a cake rack covered with paper towels and let them stand over night to dry the surface slightly. Store airtight; the marshmallows will keep for a month.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

WOW...TMI on the marshmallows!


1:29 PM  
Blogger worshipnaked said...

What, AS?! I missed the pics?

I'm gonna sound like I'm 5, but:


5:47 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

I'm with Jenn, TMI on the marshmallows.

Amanda Sue, I love reading your blog. I'm getting all sentimental since it's so close to Christmas, forgive me. Anyway, have a great holiday!!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Trinity13 said...

Awwww, no more toe post. :-(

11:09 AM  
Blogger Sharkey said...

Wow--lots of good marshmallow info. The recipe might be fun to try.

I can't say I miss the gory pics, but you didn't have to take them down. I agree with Michelle--it was funny that you took pictures of the mess.

Can you post a picture of the Rice Krispie bars? The thought of them is making my mouth water.

Merry Christmas!

5:50 PM  

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