Sunday, January 17, 2010

Rice Krispies Treats

A friend Becky* once said, "I can't see myself eating a cube of butter**. Or a bag of marshmallows***. Or six cups of Rice Krispies****. So why can't I keep my hands out of the pan when I make Rice Krispies Treats?"

The sum, Becky is greater than all the parts.

So much greater.
* I'm not leaving her name out for anonymity or protection or privacy or anything like that. I just can't remember her last name. This is causing me shame. Shame. Why do I have this compulsion to remember everyone I've ever met? Um, possibly because I come from a family of freakishly good memories. My dad (hi, Dad!) remembers everyone he went to elementary school with, everyone he's ever taught, and all the people he's met traveling. Ever. And my brother (hi, OmaHeck!) remembers the names, faces, social security numbers, and fictional girlfriends of all the guys on the football, baseball, and basketball teams he ever played on. Plus everyone we ever knew growing up, child or adult, and all their pets. I do not make any of this stuff up.
**Um, no. Certainly not. No matter how good the bread it. Never.
***No, of course not. Not that, either.
****Well, duh. That's not even tempting.


  1. This is one of those great life truths, I think...

  2. I'm actually not a fan of rice crispy treats. Although my husband is so does that make up for it?

  3. I've discovered I like those great big soft ones from the bakery dept. at the grocery store waayy better than my homemade ones. Is that wrong?

  4. I don't know - I'm pretty sure my kids could easily polish off the marshmellows and rice krispies plain - but for me - it is only the rice krispie treats that tempt.

  5. I would totally eat a bag of marshmallows. Even when I'm NOT pregnant. I have issues.

  6. In my family, growing up, we did not even bother with the pan. We just put the gooey goodness on a plate and ate it all together, pigs at the trough.

    I miss you. Let's play.

  7. And there's the recipe where you make a double batch and sandwich more marshmallows and caramel in the middle. Now, that should be illegal. You are such a deep thinker. I just eat, maybe I should take time to analyze my food.

  8. I would agree!! I make the whole pan for myself and myself only:) Mmm...

    Hey I also wanted to make sure you heard about Grandpa. I know you are in Hawaii so I don't know if you heard.


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