It’s Thursday, therefore my weekend menu planning has begun!
ok, let’s be real. my weekend menu planning started Monday.
i just can’t resist flipping thru recipes for inspiration, entertaining tidbits, and thinking up ideas for our next gathering…. whether it’s just CBH and I, or a group of us!
i guess my appetite gets the best of me.
I have the most fun with this on the weekend because I have more time to fiddle around the kitchen; prepping and cooking. Normally, during the week, it’s like a mad dash to the finish line. But on the weekends, we have our own time table and are able to just enjoy the entire process of preparing a nice meal.
plus, since i allow myself to overindulge a little more on the weekends, the recipes tend to be a little more fun and enticing.
Let’s talk about dessert. Something I am very particular about. Now, I will admit, I have a hard time mixing fruit and dessert. I am a strong believer that dessert should just be (or appear to be) plain bad for you.
Unhealthy. Full of sweetness. Gooey. Most likely consist of chocolate. Maybe contain a million sprinkles. A molten center. Something of the “cake” essence. Covered with buttercream frosting.
Don’t get me wrong, I do continuously try to expand my dessert repertoire, but my all-time favorite type of dessert always and will forever be a S’More. And I will continue to use those three ingredients (plus a few additions) to figure out new ways to enjoy this decadence.
seriously, the best food combination in the world are marshmallows, milk chocolate and graham cracker.
i’ve even been caught on occasion in our kitchen toasting a marshmallow, tossing it in a bowl with crumbled graham cracker and Nestle’s toll house morsels… just to enjoy with a spoon.
go ahead, judge me.
Anywho, here is my new favorite S’Mores dessert. Let’s call it a ‘S’Mores Skillet’. And you would be a fool not to try it this weekend. 😉
- 1 12-ounce bag of Nestle's Milk Chocolate Morsels
- 1 box Graham Crackers (this contains 3 individually wrapped packages of 9 graham crackers each)
- 3/4 stick softened butter
- Preheat oven to 350*F
- In a medium mixing bowl, crush together 1 package of 9 full graham crackers and 3/4 stick softened butter
- Press the mixture on the bottom of a cast iron skillet
- Top with entire bag of milk chocolate morsels
- Cut each marshmallow in half (or use your fingers and pull them gently in half) and place cut half as next layer on top of milk chocolate morsels. Continue until entire cast iron skillet is covered
- Toast in oven for 10-15 minutes, until chocolate has melted and marshmallow is starting to toast
- Now, here comes the fun - you can either a. turn the broiler on low and keep a VERY close eye on marshmallows to toast or b. using a kitchen torch (which is what I use), gently toast the tops of the marshmallows
- Serve with graham crackers for dipping