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SRC Week 3: Memorial Day Edition + Skillet S’mores

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Memorial Day, was rainy this year so we stayed around the house and worked on some projects here and there. We did have some good food though, and I tried 2 new recipes.

The Menu:

Hamburgers, with Homemade, Knotted, Sesame Seed Buns


Fried Green Tomatoes

You have to sacrifice a green one to the grease before any will turn red. It’s one of the mysteries of life.

The New Recipe: Bacon Potato Salad

These potatoes were growing 5 hours earlier.

And another new recipe: Skillet S’mores

Oh yeah.

The potato salad was just fresh red potatoes, from our garden, and bacon, with a cilantro dressing. I got this recipe, not from Pintrest, but from a cook book I was given a few years ago called The Gathering of Friends. And let me just tell you, the picture of the potato salad in the book, was a lot less white. Our family’s normal potato salad isn’t yellow and it isn’t white. It’s kind of orange. Everyone enjoyed it, and said they would eat it again, but it’s not becoming our new family potato salad recipe, if you know what I mean.

The Skillet S’mores on the other hand, got rave reviews. Some said these were even better than fire s’mores because the chocolate got good and melt-y, which rarely happens when your making them over a fire. I did get the idea for these from Pintrest. But I didn’t follow the link. I just looked at the pictures. It seemed simple enough.

For Skillet S’mores I used:

  • 1 bag of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag of the cheapest marshmallows at Wal-Mart
  • 1 Box of honey Gram Crackers
  • A little bit of coconut oil (Because I was afraid it might stick. This wasn’t really necessary.)

Basically, I rubbed the oil around the skillet until it was coated, dumped in the chocolate chips and then the arrange the marshmallows so they covered the top. Then when every one was done with supper, and ready for desert I turned the oven on Broil and put the skillet on the top rack. I took it out when the marshmallows were toasty brown, 3-5 minutes at most (for our oven).

We dipped the gram crackers in and found everything was perfectly melt-y and gooey.

Approximately 16.5 minutes later there were only 6 marshmallows left in the skillet.

The proof is in the pan.

 So what about you, Have you made any new recipes lately? How did they turn out? Tell me in the comments, and stay tuned for next week’s Summer Recipe Challenge post. I’m planning to make egg rolls!



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