No dinner report tonight as I decided to give the refrigerator a good cleaning and go through everything that’s in there. Yesterday after an unsuccessful 10-minute search for the mayonnaise, I knew it was time to do a overhaul… so it was just leftovers tonight.
Anyone catch last nights’ episode of The Next Food Network Star? Down to the final four, it’s definitely getting interesting. Up until last night, I wasn’t really interested in Carissa. She just reminded me of a car destined for an accident, kind of all over the place at once. Last night, though, she seemed to really pull it together, and after her field piece and subsequent show pitch, I was actually forming a different opinion of her. I was sorry to see Andy go, but I think my money is on either Guy or Carissa at this point. Who’s your pick?
Hell’s Kitchen and Gordon Ramsay fans will be happy to know that his show is coming back for a second season, premiering on June 12. I’m looking forward to it. I wish they had done a follow-up on season ones’ contestants and final winner, Michael. I’d love to see what they’re all doing now.
For Treats to the Office Monday, I made a batch of Peanut Butter Fudge, using a recipe that Jaay from Culinarily Obsessed recommended. Finally, the recipe to end my search for the “perfect” Peanut Butter Fudge. Not having too much of a sweet tooth, Peanut Butter is actually the only flavor fudge my sister and I liked growing up, so I’m excited about this one. Very easy to make, delicious and better yet, no need for a candy thermometer! Nicholas helped me make it last night, lending his fingers to licking the batter bowl clean. “Mama, you’re a good cooker!” he exclaimed when he was done. My work here is done. ;)
OK folks, all for tonight. Don’t forget tomorrow is ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday. Until then…
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A year ago today … Malibu Diner, Mitsuwa and Chocolate Decadence.
Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge
1/2 cup butter
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
In medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring mixture to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour over confectioners sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth; pour into an 8×8 inch dish lined with tinfoil and buttered. Chill until firm and cut into squares.