Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dr. Chilledair's Kitchen (annual repast, I mean re-post)

Today is the birthday of Queen o' the Cowgirls Dale Evans (1912-2001). In honor of the occasion, here is Dale's recipe for Marshmallow Treats, Roy's (and Trigger's) favorite.

1/4 cup butter

6-10 ozs. regular marshmallows (about 40) or 4 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup Rice Krispies.
1. Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan. Add marshmallows and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally until marshmallows are melted and mixture is syrupy. Remove from heat.

2. Add Rice Krispies and stir until well-coated.

3. Press warm mixture evenly and firmly into buttered 13 x 9-inch pan. Cut into squares when cool. Yield: 24 (2-inch) squares.

Note: back of some current Rice Krispies boxes contain not only above recipe, but also discount coupon good for heart bypass surgery at participating HMOs. Void where prohibited by law.

And while we're on the subject of the King of the Cowboys, here is a Japanese senryuu for urging children to bed (author anonymous):

"One who is asleep
Is the very first to smile
And to be as Roy!"

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