Monday, August 3, 2009
Peanut Butter Playdough, Chocolate Frozen Yogurt, and RATATOUILLE!!!
Emma and I decided that we very much need to cook. This is a common for us ever since we were little. I remember one night when we had gone to see No Reservations (a charming movie with Catherine Zeta-Jones) we came home after it had ended and immediately held our own Iron Chef in my kitchen. Secret ingredient: pasta. We had a blast and later made a mixed berry cobbler completely from scratch. Ever since it has been our tradition to cook when she comes to stay. Tonight we decided to make desserts and to prepare veggies for making tomorrow's dinner. Our first endeavor was chocolate frozen yogurt. My mom has a frozen yogurt machine so we were very excited to try it out. Once we had mixed all the ingredients together, we put it in the machine and pressed on. Nothing happened. We jiggled the switch. Still nothing. Finally we asked my mom why it wasn't working. She looked over the machine and found the problem. It sprang to life. We excitedly asked her how she did it. She pointed to the electrical cord and said "Simple. I plugged it in." Needless to say we felt rather dumb. While the machine whirred our mixin's into frozen bliss, we grabbed the peanut butter, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract and mixed together our favorite treat, Peanut Butter Playdough. A few years ago I had found the recipe in Disney Magazine. The recipe had come from Disney World and it had been so much fun to make and eat that it quickly became our favorite. We both enjoyed feeling little again as our fingers squished through the sticky peanut butter. Now we're about to have an wonderful night of sweets while we watch movies and do each others nails!