Thursday, October 20, 2011

S'mores Cobbler

I have been spending a ton of time on Pinterest lately. I LOVE all of the amazing recipes I can find. I "pin" a TON of s'mores recipes. I'm addicted to chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers. Yum.O. One of the recipes I found was for a S'mores Cobbler. This was a super easy recipe to make and required just a few ingredients.

The Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 5oz chocolate pudding (cook&serve)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 whole graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 40 large marshmallows (A package of small ones would work just fine too.)
The Directions
  1. Combine milk and pudding mix and place into greased 13x9 baking dish
  2. Place graham crackers (broken in half) on top of pudding mixture with space in between each one
  3. Add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I used regular chocolate chips and more than a cup.)
  4. Spread DRY cake mix over top and place the butter by tablespoons on top of dry mixture.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Mix slightly so there isn't large areas of dry ingredients. (I think this would be better if the cooking time is reduced to 20 minutes.)
  6. Add marshmallows and bake for 8-10 minutes and if needed 1-2 minutes undner a high broiler to brown. (I recommend just turning the broiler on to melt the marshmallows. After 25, the cake was pretty well done and I didn't want to overcook it.)
Crash didn't want to try any of the cobbler but Grace and Tater like it. Grace and I both agreed that it is very rich and a small portion is more than enough. Tater actually had seconds so he didn't feel the same. Lol.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Up, up and away!

He did it! He did it! Hubby should be landing in Portland, Oregon as I type this up.
Crash and I dropped him off at the airport bright and early at 4:30. I managed to make my way to and from the airport without getting lost and thus a miracle!
Mr. 'man Clan said checking in and security were a breeze. It took a total of 10 minutes, in fact. He had to wait around for over an hour to board the plane but better to be too early than the alternative.
When he arrived in Denver for his layover, he texted me to let me know he made it and he really enjoyed it. It's official: he's a traveling man!
Now, we patiently wait for his return on Sunday. It's going to be a long week for Crash and me. Daddy will be gone and the big kids will be at their dad's for half the week. We will manage though.

PS: St. Louis Cardinals are World Series bound!!!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Well, Hello There

Long time no blog. I knew it had been a while but nearly 5 months? Whoa. Well, what have we been up to in The 'man Clan lair? Lots of course!

-Ball season has come and gone. Neither kid enjoyed their season that's a little disappointing. Hopefully, we will be able to find some new teams for them to join.

-I ran 2 more half marathons. I did worse with each one. Lol. As the temps went up, so did my times. I have the Rock n Roll half marathon coming up in a week. I've been training like a son of a fun to PR that race. I've been hampered by a quad strain but I'm still setting the bar high.

-Mr. 'man Clan has started running. He's not into training program or running regularly but that's how we all start. He's really enjoying his job. Looks as though he will be traveling soon. He's nervous and excited.

-Crash is nearly 4 years old. Eek. We have him in speech class. I can't tell you how much his speech has improved since May. It's amazing. Even his therapist was very pleased.

-Tater is anxiously awaiting deer season so he can go hunting with the boys.

-Grace has joined band. She plays baritone which the Mr and Tater have cleverly renamed nerditone and fartitone. Crash loves the baritone because the sound is very similar to farts. He laughed hysterically when she first started playing.

That's just a brief recap of what's going on in our world! I hope to keep you all a little more update. :o)