Ahhh, Halloween Candy Time!

I bought a bag of actual caramels the other day; a clump of little tan cubes wrapped up in clear, crinkly plastic. I haven’t had them in probably ten or more years and they seem different than I remember them. I think they’ve made them a bit softer now than they used to be, and I remember them being a little more stringier or gooey-er (gooier?) when you bit one in half. They are still just as chewy now, but somehow seem less inclined to try to suck your teeth out of your jaw with every chew – LOL. One thing hasn’t changed though – I still have to be careful to make sure ALL of the cellophane comes off before I pop them into my mouth – bleh.

I’ve also started scouring the grocery stores for Milky Way Midnights. Although I’ve not had any sightings so far, I’m not worried yet. It’s still early and the Halloween candy displays are still being setup. So I’ve got time to enjoy the hunt still – LOL.

Instant Mousse

As much as I enjoy making everything from scratch, sometimes instant desserts can be a blessing, especially when they don’t taste instant.

Tonight we tried Nestles European Style Chocolate Mousse mix. As
Ned Flanders would say it was Scrumdidleyiscious! It was light and
fluffy with a really rich chocolate flavor. Everything you’d expect
from a mousse (except the antlers). *groan*

Time to Celebrate….

Happy 100th Birthday to the Banana Split – not the old t.v. show of course, the dessert. What I found most interesting in this article is this: “At the turn of the century, there were no commercially prepared medications, so pharmacists became masters of flavor and were known for their sweet treats.” This certainly explains the early scenes in It’s a Wonderful Life when Jimmy Stewart’s character, as a kid, is working in a pharmacy/soda fountain. Never gave those scenes a second thought before reading this article – it all makes sense though.