We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Friday, March 26, 2010

Food on Friday

Ha!  Here I am again....Food on Friday.  3 in a row. 

You know, if people on the street wouldn't comment about how much they love my recipe posts, then I wouldn't be so motivated to do them.  You know, it's like laughing at me in the lounge at lunch--it simply fuels my fire. 

This week I am sharing a recipe that millions of my readers already make on a pretty regular basis.  OK.  Maybe not millions of my readers but ALL my teacher friends make them because they are instant comfort food.  INSTANT.

Remember last week how I commented about my fame due to my super fantastic sloppy joes?  In the right circles (my brain), I am very famous for my rice krispy treats.  I have a certain greenhouse owner and his male offspring who will do just about ANYTHING for a pan of my rice krispy treats.  One time, I took a pan over and nobody was home, so I left it on the counter.  He arrived home first and hid them from his family. It wasn't until the pan was almost gone that his secret was discovered.  

4 tbsp. REAL LIVE butter--no subs
16 oz. mini marshmallows (fresh is best)
9 cups of rice krispies

Ok.  This is important.  Put your marshmallows in a microwaveable bowl and place the butter on top.  Microwave for 1 minute.  

This is what it looks like after 1 minute in my microwave:

Now stirstirstir.  

Put the mixture back in the microwave for 1 minute.  Mine looks like this after minute 2:

Now stirstirstir.  

Add the cereal all at once.

Now stir.  And stir.  And stir some more.  Really until the cereal is covered.

I use my commercial grade cookie sheet, but a 9 x 13 pan is also fine.  They are thicker in a 9 x 13 pan and my people like to be able to walk by and grab a handful of rice krispy treat.  It's considered finger food at our house.  I also spray my pan with baking spray.  Coach really appreciates me for it. 

You could smash them down in the pan, and make them look all uniform and pretty.  But that just burns daylight.  Just eat.  

The best part....is that this person showed up just in time to share some with a hot cup of coffee and a lot of laughter. 

Life's all good.  Just sayin'.


Geiger Family said...

I'll have to try these. I tried to make them, oh, about 9 years ago and they came out HARD as a ROCK. Maybe I have the courage to try them again now... :)

Mary said...

My husband LOVES rice krispy treats, but they've always been so hard to make...on a stove! Love the microwave idea!

Mrs. E said...

Life is all good! And Rice Krispie treats and coffee just proves the point!

Janelle Rieger said...

I have to admit... at first glance I thought "Why is Kelli detailing something that I can read on the Rice Krispies box???" Then I remembered that I have to call my mom every time I need to make homemade gravy or hard-boil eggs. I have always said that I will have those directions printed on her head stone when she is gone. Your blog is a much better idea for your kids. They'll thank you for it some day. :)

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17