My List: On Food

To continue on my list making extravaganza this week, here are a few of my food favorites.

Being one of those people that neither enjoys cooking nor is incredibly good at it, I typically do only as much cooking as absolutely necessary, and no more. Meaning, we enjoy a lot of pizza at our house. However, there are a few dishes that get me by, and a few others that never disappoint when cooking for others.

A Few Good Recipes: I Call Dibs on These for the Potluck

1.) Scotcheroos. These are my go-to dessert, the first thing that I bring to any get together where I have the option, and are often requested by friends who have had them before. Kids love them because basically they are rice crispie treats with chocolate on top, and adults love them because basically they are rice crispie treats with chocolate on top. It is a perfect chocolatey peanut buttery combination, and never disappoints!

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup corn syrup, 1 cup peanut butter, 6 cups rice crispies, half bag semi-sweet chocolate morsels, half bag butterscotch morsels

Heat sugar and corn syrup on medium heat until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, followed by rice crispies. Press into greased pan. Melt chocolate and butterscotch morsels and spread on top. Cut into squares and prepare to be blown away.

2.) Green Bean Bundles. These make a great presentation, both fancy and delicious-looking. I mean, green beans wrapped in bacon?! Could they be any better? The sauce that you drizzle over them is sweet and buttery, and combined with the bacon it makes for the perfect sweet and salty combination. Plus it’s a serving of vegetables!

Ingredients: 2 cans whole green beans, 1/2 lb bacon, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 stick butter, 1 tsp garlic salt, syrup

Melt butter, stir in sugar and garlic salt to make sauce. Use 6-8 beans to make a bundle. Wrap the bundle with 1/2 slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place bundles in baking pan, drizzle with sauce, and cover with foil. Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove cover, drizzle lightly with syrup and bake uncovered for 15 minutes until bacon is cooked through. Remove toothpicks before serving.

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