Sunday, October 10, 2010

S'mores Brownies

Lately for every family gathering on the Gailey side I've tried to make some sort of new crazy dessert. Since we're getting together this evening I decided to try out a recipe for S'mores Brownies.
Here's what you need..

1 box brownie mix
2 cups graham cracker crumbles
2 sticks butter
20 large marshmallows

First melt the butter in a 9x13 dish in the oven under really high heat (about 450* or so). Add crumbs and press together to form crust.
Make brownie mix, then pour over crust.
Bake according to the directions on the brownie box. Check brownies with a toothpick  until the toothpick comes out clean. Once they're done, add marshmallows. Set under broiler for 1-2 min. I pressed them down and set under the broiler one more time. I also think using a ton of mini marshmallows would have looked super cute on this!
Let cool for a couple hours before cutting and serving or else the graham cracker crust wont be ready!
 I'm hoping it'll be a big hit! I'm sure it will be for the kids. I guess we'll see in an hour! :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Meat and potatoes

Out of every crazy little thing I've tried to cook or bake I've never made the basic meat and potatoes. After a morning of babysitting I headed to the store with every intent of buying a chuck roast. When my oldest sister makes meat and potatoes in the crock pot it's amazing! Her meat shreds and you can put it on rolls to have as sandwiches. Somehow when I left the store I must have bought a rump roast. Which does not shred. I didn't realize it was the wrong roast  until everything was done cooking.
When I got home I put the roast in the crock pot with a couple cups of water, carrots, potatoes, celery and seasoning.
Typically you cook it on low all day so the meat is super tender and flavorful. I had a late start so I cooked it on high for 4 hours. When it was done it looked beautiful! But once I tried to shred the meat, it wouldn't budge. That's when I called my mom for help and realized I got the wrong meat! hah! So I cut it up and it still tasted fabulous :)
Next time I'll make sure I buy the right meat! But I was also told I could use ground beef or tri tip as well.