Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Marshmallows are probably one of my favorite foods on earth... seriously. They rank up there with avocados, cheetos, and cake. So I went on a mission to get the ingredients to make these delectable delights tonight... we have been popping them nonstop around the office, so I was inspired to make a batch at home.
Here is Ina Garten's recipe,
3 packages unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Combine the gelatin and 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and allow to sit while you make the syrup.
Meanwhile, combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Raise the heat to high and cook until the syrup reaches 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat.
With the mixer on low speed, slowly pour the sugar syrup into the dissolved gelatin. Put the mixer on high speed and whip until the mixture is very thick, about 15 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix thoroughly.
All due credit goes to Jordan for such a cute idea over at Oh Happy Day... I have seen this idea, but never executed so perfectly. I would love to put a map up, like this, in our office of our travels, as well as pins for wishful thinking in the future. Its just mounted on foam core... and she found graphic push pins to add some interest. I love the look of maps... and this just seems to personalize it just right.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Road trippin' it tomorrow for 14 hours to see some of our dearest friends in Vail, CO. Ry and I are making it a little adventure along the way... movies & books on tape, spontaneous fun stopping places, homemade sustenance to munch on, and all-around great convo time with the hub... can't wait!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Many of you know, I have always had a thing for Harry Potter. "Thing" might be an understatement, more of an obsession of sorts. The writing is incredibly creative and imaginative; and quite honestly, I believe J.K.Rowling is a absolute genius. The 5th H. Potter movie is coming out July 18th, (this was part of my Father's day gift to my dad... we love these movies and have been anxiously awaiting.) While I am not as big of a fan of 'books made movies'... David Yates, and now Mike Newell, have done an incredible job of portraying Harry & his antics via film. Hermione, who is played by Emma Watson... is one of my favorite to watch.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Just thought you should know, I still swoon when I see them...
and I don't even really watch TV... but, this thought-provoking, deep, intellectual, sophisticated, worthwhile, and wholesome show happens to be the only thing I will. not. miss. Go figure?
Here's to my Pointless Post of the week.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
These two girls are nourishing to my soul:
a) They have the ability to make me feel so at home and so understood.
b) They make me laugh till I have tears in my eyes.
c) They view, do, and get life the same way I do.
d) They sometimes seem to just complete me.
e) They are some of my dearest and best friends.
f) They sometimes feel like clones of myself.
g) They frustrate me because we don't ever get to spend enough time together.
h) They are going to kill me for posting this picture.
i love you two more than you know.