Saturday morning comes, ready for the big yard work blitz and...it's raining :(
now what to do, it's not like I don't need to clean house, do laundry, pay bills,...the list goes on. It's just that I wanted to work in the yard,(insert whine here) today. No really fun stuff just maintance that has been waiting all winter to be done. I have my crew, Rach, Chris, and David all lined up for work and Jess was gonna cook for us, (of course all events end or begin with food). Well, dang!
I have no plan B...which is unusual for me, I usually plan to at least F or G!!
Hmmm...well David asked me to make something for his pot luck on Monday, it's an ice cream party! What a great idea, I'll file that one for future potluck suggestions. I think I'll make chocolate sauce...My mom's recipe by way of Marsha Adams cook book. Do you remember her, not my mom, Marsha Adams? She had a cooking show on pbs low so many years ago...Cooking from Amish country, lots of butter and cream in her dishes! Mom and I went to see her at a lecture luncheon, oh maybe 15ish years ago, it was interesting to listen to her talk about food and then we got lunch, her recipes of course...we had a ruben casserole, sounds weird, tasted great. I'll try to find that coolbook. I'ts in a box in the garage I think, (oh great another thing for the to do list...clean out the garage) any way some interesting dishes. Enough rambling, on to the...
1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa ( I use hersheys extra dark)
1/2 cup hot water
1/8 tsp salt (Marsha was a not from the South, I use a pinch)
2 tbsp butter (I've use margarine...you know..butters better)
1/2 tsp vanilla
Whisk corn syrup, sugar, cocoa, water and salt together in a med sauce pan over medium heat stirring constantly until it comes to a boil. Reduce to simmer and DO NOT STIR for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes.
OK I've stirred it...it gets grainy from sugar crystals on the edge of the pan mixing back into the sauce. I've also whisked with a wire whisk for 3 minutes and I couldn't tell the difference from using a electric mixer other than my arm was really tired.
Put this stuff in a pint jar with a lid and hide it in the very back of the fridge or it will be gone and no one will know what has happened to it....a spoonful at a time! It reheats well in the micro and lasts...I don't know if it lasts more than a week, it's never made it that long in my fridge...I'll ask mom.
On to plan H or I for the day...