Happy Thanksgiving!!! I’m allowed to say that now that Halloween has come and gone! Unfortunately, I have no awesome creative costumes to share…I know it’s pretty lame. I don’t know what it is but Adam and I have never really gotten in to dressing up since college. We usually just hang back for Trick-or-Treaters and will sometimes watch spooky stuff on TV. Although I have to say that I’m THE BIGGEST CHICKEN when it comes to scary movies, so I really have to be talked in to getting scared..haha. This year we hung by a bon fire with good friends and made s’mores…yum!!! I have to be honest, this post is going to be about what I ate. It was a foodie weekend 🙂
S’mores are sooo delicious!!! Here are some tips:
- Get the mallow crispy! I love burning the marshmallow slightly because it tastes better AND it contributes more to melting the chocolate.
- Buy the Break Apart Hershey Bars, three sections fit perfectly on a half graham cracker. Place the chocolate on the 1/2 cracker BEFORE the mallow, and hold in palm of hand.
- Use the other half of the cracker to hold the marshmallow in place as you pull your skewer out, but don’t squeeze too tight!!!
- Slowly put pressure on top and bottom cracker to allow the mallow to melt the chocolate and spread out.
- NOW EAT!
Yum! A lot of s’mores were consumed! I got on the kick of burning my marshmallow, peeling the crispy part away to eat, and then re-burning the mallow….weird, I know. I also learned in conversation that apparently Oreo came out with s’more oreos and instead of ingeniously calling them “S’moreos!” , they just called them “Oreo S’mores”…really?! CRAZY!!!
Next on my food exploration this weekend is Charcuterie! Adam and I have a true love for this plate! It’s so satisfying, fun to eat, and pairs great with your favorite kind of drinks. All while not making you too full, and allowing time to enjoying talking in between bites. We love specialty cheeses and while some charcuterie boards won’t include cheese…they usually do, especially here in the states.
Here is a charcuterie platter we actually got in France on our vacation….
This one was our favorite from the whole trip….we actually tried Pate (which is like raw meat with herbs and spices, sounds disgusting but REALLY good)!
If you find Charcuterie on the menu, try it!! Good boards will include the following:
- At least three meats including cured salami/sausage (prosciutto, finochietta, mocetta (cured beef tenderloin),etc.)
- A hard cheese (like Manchego, or Gouda) AND a soft cheese (like brie or blue cheese)
- Something pickled
- Some bread or crackers
The one we had this weekend (forgot to take a picture) even included cranberries, which was a nice sweet touch. A specialty mustard or spread will sometimes be on the side as well. If we get a board we usually start with that, have one more appetizer, and call it dinner…YUM!
To top off our taste buds, we ate not one but two cakes with fudge icing. My husband’s birthday has given me a sugar withdrawal like none other!! At least I stayed away from the candy! Both recipes were grandmas’, and those will have to be shared later!
What did y’all eat this weekend? Any cute Halloween themed treats?