The first 200 characters should be what draws peeps in, therefore... I have but 1 statement to make. I think I have made up for it all!
The unnecessary words, the unbelievably egotistical culinary frontage, the over-abundant recipes...(of which actually were a little flawed.), the complete lack of pictorial evidence that any of it was true and being utterly too late to the party to make an impact anyways.
Well, I've come to make up for it.
How I was going to make up for it, I wasn't sure.
My original plan was to stick with what I know.
And as is "normal" in my life, I often receive an "abundance" of product at one time, not totally seasonal, and try to make due with the "harvest" I've been given.
Without canning, or freezing, it becomes necessary to think outside the "normal box" of recipes.
My most recent "harvest" was onions.
20 lbs of onions.
* I am storing some, planting others, and started searching for recipes for the others.
My intent was to make something with predominantly onions.
I naturally directed towards "French Onion Soup" but I then immediately thought, I can't possibly eat 10lbs of French Onion Soup.
Then, I thought of a moment from my past, (waiting tables at Rubicon) where a special pasta sauce was made of predominantly onions.
We called it the Genoa Onion sauce. (As opposed to Genoa Salami, I guess?)
... it was then that I had learned the Genovese.
That was 20 years ago.
I can't recall the exact process now, so I searched online...
I came across a couple of recipes, cooked them all.
Altered the recipes to match what I had remembered the flavor as and...
Well, it failed.
All three onion nights...failed!
Utterly. In fact I may have changed an onion lover into an onion loather. (tribemate)
I appreciate onions but sadly and truthfully, they aren't my favorite bulb. (Flowering or otherwise) so I have yet to accomplish something, with predominantly onions, that I crave.
Gah, now what to do?!?!
Then the air warms up around me. Embracing me in fervent comfort. Shivering from comfort levels rising too fast, I look into my hands.
(At this moment, I once again apologize for not having pictorial evidence) I hold the half eaten remnants of a care-package treat my mother STILL sends me.
At OVER 40, my mother should not be sending me baked delights via overnight delivery. So I ask for the recipe.
Ala me madre...
The recipe is new, but the treat is "nostalgic".
PB Cereal Treats
Her recipe name. I would call it tribecrack but I don't think that would translate well in marketing and sales.
You know it, you love it...
10 oz bag marshmallows
1/2 stick butter
1-1/2 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
2 Tblsp molasses (generous blop)
6 cups cereal
1) mix cereal in separate bowl (I use 4 cups Rice Krispies + 1 cup Cocoa Puffs + 1 cup Peanut Butter Crunch); set aside
2) melt butter in large pot over med-high heat; add marshmallows
3) stir constantly until marshmallows are just melted; mixture should be smooth
4) turn off heat--add peanut butter and molasses; stir quickly until mixed
5) add cereal and mix thoroughly and quickly ("folding" motion works best)
6) drop sticky mass onto parchment paper; with deliciously buttered fingers, loosly pat and stretch into a rectangle approx 1-1/2" thick
7) cool, cut, enjoy
Tricks: have all ingredients ready to add; best and tastiest results are achieved by following the sequence closely to avoid overheating the marshmallow mixture
Caution: cereals are fortified with lots of vitamins, etc. Be careful not to overconsume (it's a challenge) and suffer potential health consequences of vitamin toxicity.
Okay, they are rice krispie treats.
Do I feel guilty?
In fact, I think this makes up for my previous passionfruit snobbery.
I think it also makes up for my unregarded droopy gnudi.
My stale kale as well.
However, my beets actually DO rock. So nothing to make up for there.
It should be noted that the "caution" section, vitamin comment, is solely meant to poke fun at the "In-family" joke about a "crazy" grandmother putting herself in a hospital over a vitamin overdose.
As always... moderation, folks.
Guaranteed to make you not worry about onion abundance.