Friday, Friday . . . yours and my day . . .

What is it about waking up 
and knowing it is Friday that is 
so gosh darn smile-inducing?

Probably has something to do with the fact that it often signals a break in the work cycle.  Today I can breathe a sigh of relief because the REALLY scary part is over:

Baby Jesus was well-behaved,
but his mother has been 
quite another story.  

But since it's Friday, 
we won't dwell on difficulties.


Instead, we'll talk about Friday fun!

And the best kind of Friday fun I know is actually Friday YUM.  I often find myself in the kitchen on Friday -- it has become designated treat day, and since baking relaxes me it is usually just the thing to decompress from a week of sitting at my desk forgetting to breathe.

On this particularly thundery Friday, I decided to try an idea I've been toying with ever since I laid eyes on this swell invention earlier in the summer:

marshmallow producers of the world??!!

I bought the bag last month but they've been sitting in the cupboard waiting for just the right moment to make their debut, and today we both sensed it was time . . .

So I whipped up a batch of my favorite fudge frosting, and made a 15 minute treat that looks like Friday-on-a-plate to me:

Susan's Cheater S'mores 
(no bonfire required!)

Fudge Frosting:

Melt 2 squares unsweetened chocolate.  Add 2 tbsp. butter, and stir well until butter has melted.  Add 2 cups (I usually add a bit more) powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp. milk and 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla.  Beat until smooth.  If frosting is too thick, thin with warm water, a few drops at a time.

Now work fast, because this frosting sets quickly!  Break the graham crackers into fourths, spread each cracker with frosting and sandwich with a marshmallow slab. 

Of course, you could dress them up with a melted chocolate drizzle, but since Hannah and I are going to be eating them all, I don't think I'll bother.  (I cut the frosting recipe in half and ended up with 16 cookies.  Yes, that means EIGHT APIECE! Here I feel I must clarify that Russ is out of town, and I was missing him quite a bit right up until I did that math . . .)

If you are less piggish than we are here at Small Works, store them in an airtight container.

Now . . . while you're eating, 
you'll want something to entertain yourself.  
So I'm going to share with you my 
favorite movie I've seen in FOREVER . . . .

Tamara Drewe

Redbox it, Netflix it, get it wherever you can, but you owe it to yourself to see it!

It's a delightful British comedy, sort of about a group of writers at a retreat, but really about so much more.  It's based on a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, which is on my gift wish list, if anyone is listening (hint hint).

Okay . . . I've given you plenty of fun to hold you until Saturday. So go have some!  I hope the sun is shining on you all weekend (and if it is, could you send a little north please?) 





Butternut Squash said...

Looks like great fun! Didn't know they were being made square now.
My boys and I put our Smores in the microwave but only for a couple of seconds. Marshmallows go crazy in the microwave.

Leenie said...

Well, it's about TIME! Your treat looks YUM. I'll have to look for those beauties next time I'm at the grocery. Wondering what would happen if they were microwaved for a few seconds...that's how I get the squooshyness (technical word) without the campfire. Thanks for the heads up on the movie,too.

Judy said...

Love love love the Baby Jesus face and that little tuft of hair!

Allie said...

Baby Jesus turned out darling - well done Susan! Love that you were missing hubby til you did the math, lol. You crack me up.

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