Friday, February 13, 2009

Lessons from Stupidity #1: Marshmallows

Because stupidity, er, rather EXPERIENCE, can be a great teacher, I tend to learn quite a few lessons the hard way. So consider this post a Public Service Announcement. My own little ministration to the bloggy community at large.

If you ever find yourself making Rice Krispy Treats for a particular occasion and your METAL spoon submerges itself beneath the melting marshmallows, which are being liquefied in a saucepan over low heat on your stove, do not, I repeat, DO NOT use your bare hand to retrieve said METAL spoon.

Nearly-melted marshmallows, even over low heat, are roughly the same temperature as molten lava. Not only has the submerged spoon become an efficient conductor of heat, the piping hot marshmallow soup will adhere to your skin, burning it without reprieve.

Because marshmallows are so tasty and your fingers will be burning so badly, your initial instinct will be to lick the delicious stickiness from your fingers in order to gain a bit of relief from the heat. Unfortunately, the harrowing chain of events will continue because your tongue will now be scorched by the same melted goodness that seared your fingers.

It is my opinion that, should your mixing spoon succumb to the undertow of the marshmallows, you should stop and think clearly, choosing any other kitchen utensil to retrieve the spoon- NOT your own delicate appendages. Just sayin'.


  1. Yipes. But man are rice krispy treats yummy or what?!

  2. Oh no, and OUCH!

    Thanks for telling the story in such a funny way. Hope your tongue and fingers are healed up.

  3. @MammaDucky- They were delicious!!

    @Rachel- I'm all better. No permanent injuries. Thanks for you concern. :)


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