Friday, November 26, 2010

How to cook carrots

So last night I attended a gloriously indulgent thanksgiving dinner hosted by my lovely American friends. I was in charge of the carrots. This. Is. Petrifying. Hostess-with-the-mostest gave me a recipe to follow involving carrots and marshmallows. (me: marshmallows? Really?! Are you kidding? Don't joke with me about things in the kitchen because I have no idea.) no, they assured me, it's a real thing. Ok. Marshmallows and carrots. This should be interesting.
Fellow thanksgiving guest came over to my house after work to go over the recipe again in point form and says "you know, this is actually quite a simple recipe- I really don't think you can go wrong."
oh, trust me, I'll find a way... After friend left my house I received Text from hostess-with-the-mostest asking if I needed to borrow her peeler for the carrots. I presume she knows I already had a peeler and was just sending a friendly "don't forget to peel the carrots Che" which is just as well since I had not factored that into the recipe.
Anyway I decided to start 2 hours early on the carrot cooking since it's always very embarrassing to be late for a thanksgiving dinner because your kitchen is on fire.
Ok.
HOW TO COOK CARROTS. STEP 1:



Carrots. The most vital.

HOW TO COOK CARROTS. STEP 2:



Cut the carrots. Now realise why I was assigned the task of carrots. Sneaky american friends.
HOW TO COOK CARROTS. STEP 3:



Wash cobwebs off pot and eat marshmallow.
HOW TO COOK CARROTS. STEP 4:
Switch on stove. Try switch on stove again. Try again. realise stove is broken. Panic. Run to neighbors house screaming HELP! HELP!! CARROTS ARE IN JEOPARDY!! HELP!!!
Neighbour: maybe you should try plug the stove in.
Me: oh... Right.
HOW TO COOK CARROTS. STEP 5:



Realise your sugar is actually a shiny crystalline artifact. Harry Potter is probably looking for it.


Butter and sugar in a pan. Yeah, I'm also not really sure what going on here.
HOW TO COOK CARROTS. STEP 6:



Add carrots and marshmallows.


Watch out for sneaky strays.
HOW TO COOK CARROTS. STEP 7:


Cook carrots and put them in a bowl. Make some sort of decorative attachment to distract people from the carrots.
And voila! Carrots-ala-marshmallow!
Attend thanksgiving dinner and hope nobody dies...

















Aaaahhh it was a glorious amount of feasting!!
Ok... So let's go round and say all the things we are thankful for-
Me: I'm thankful for family and friends and that my brother passed his first two exams. I'm thankful for creativity and growth and I'm extremely thankful that carrots won't kill you If they're raw...

I hope everybody celebrating thanksgiving had a wonderful day. Thank you to my fabulous American friends for making us part of this special celebration.

4 comments :

Chantel said...

Sheesh carrots and Marshmallows, who'd of thought! Where they good?

Che said...

it was delicious and nobody died!

Dee said...

What a combination! want to try it out!

Alicia said...

Yum, I'm gonna try it... btw what program do you use to get your photos looking like that? Love it