Saturday, November 26, 2016

Just Because You Can

The Eldest likes to watch cooking shows. She's especially fond of Alton Brown's Good Eats. We were watching one of the shows and Alton was making marshmallows. He claimed making your own marshmallows was so much better than store bought. It looked easy enough.

And it was. Except what Alton didn't say was you have to work very quickly. If he did say it, I missed it as I was daydreaming about winning the Mother of the Year award for making home-made marshmallows. Boy howdy, does the marshmallow goop set up quickly. And the process is very messy. Seemed like half of the mixture was captured in the whisk attachment of the stand mixer. The other half was glued to the mixer bowl.

The mixture tasted fine, but too much work for too little gain. So just because you can, doesn't mean you should.


  1. I have a friend who makes them. She must have it down to a fine art or she cleans up quickly so no one sees the mess! Coated in coconut are my favorite!.

    1. The coconut ones are my favorite. Himself hates coconut