Domestic Bliss

So things are going great at our house...

My ankles resemble these:

Baby in-utero is aspiring to be one of these:

I basically feel like, and have the energy level of, one of these:

Resulting in an "under-the-bed-and-in-all-the-corners conspiring infestation" of these:

I'm not feeling any motivation to do much of anything except eat delicious things and hang out in a reclining position (not that I get to DO those things, but they sound good, right?). But I have some good posts up my sleeves.

Anyone know a recipe for homemade marshmallows? ...

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Emily Ruth said...

Eat up! You deserve it and baby needs it. Funny you should ask for a recipe--I just got this from my sister in my mass emailing. Enjoy!(sorry for the ridiculously long comment)

3 envelopes of Knox gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cups corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Make marshmallows
In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for 10 minutes. Combine sugar, corn syrup, and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil hard for 1minute. Pour boiling syrup into gelatin and mix at high speed. Add the salt and beat for 12 minutes. Add vanilla and incorporate into mixture. Scrape into a 9 x 9-inch pan lined with oiled plastic wrap and spread evenly. (Note: Lightly oil hands and spatula or bowl scraper). After pouring marshmallow mixture into the pan, take another piece of plastic wrap and press mixture into the pan.

Let mixture sit for a few hours. Remove from pan, dredge the marshmallow slab with confectioners' sugar and cut into 12 equal pieces with scissors (the best tool for the job) or a chef's knife. Dredge each piece of marshmallow in confectioners' sugar. Broil the marshmallows until brown, or toast over campfire or hot coals.

Ali said...

Those last 8 weeks are killer, especially when you have a toddler running around that needs your attention. Don't worry about the dust bunnies, there is plenty of time to clean in your life. Get as much rest as you can, as you gear up for the marathon called labor, delivery and caring for a new baby 'round the clock. This is why i begged my OB to induce me a week early. cheers!

Vee said...

I loved all the pictures in the post. What a great way to describe what you are experiencing. It made me laugh.

Asha de L'arbres said...

i would love to come and be your franny (friend nanny)! that would be awesome. When I get some vacation time I really want to come out and visit you and Jessica who just moved to Tuscon. :)

Tiffany M. said...

I have been wanting to make homemade marshmallows too. Anyone know how to make those ones with the actual marshmallow root? Okay, so that might be involved.....