Before we begin the annual naval gazing and rehashing of the year that I find so extremely boring and annoying, I thought I’d share something more fun. We always devolve into our daily politician bashing and world problem solving, but I like to do something light and fun. We’ll get to the serious stuff later. But first:
Chocolate Dipped Beer Marshmallows
Be sure to use the proper liquid. I don’t like to promote alcohol usage, but I’m hoping the denizens of the Big Comfy Couch can keep control of themselves. (What is it that equates “alcohol” with “manly”? I could see a manly relationship to say, hunting, or building something. You know, those skills used to feed and shelter a man’s family, but getting sloshed, with all the accompanying non-manly behavior, is a manhood test? I don’t get it. But, I digress…)
Pale ales and IPAs would tend to make the marshmallows taste bitter (unless you’re into that!).
Coconut Cornflake Fried Ice Cream
Using a deep fryer or a pan filled with hot oil is something we have quite a bit of experience with. What doesn’t taste better fried up? Hell, we’d eat a deep-fried shoe in a second. These ice cream balls get coated in a coconut and Cornflake mixture and then quickly crisped.
The Lebowski Shake
It’s basically the White Russian you wished you could grab at a McDonald’s drive-thru. The Dude abides.
Bourbon Marshmallow Bacon S’mores
S’mores take us back to Cub Scouts and gathering fire wood to cook up our first ever outdoor meals. That meal would consist of three ingredients: Chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows. This version for a grown-*** man gets a flavor boost from bacon and a bit of Maker’s Mark.
2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie for One
Does the name sound ultra depressing? Yes. Is it also simple and insanely delicious? Yes and yes.
Southern Comfort Cupcakes
It’s time to break out the bottle of SoCo you haven’t opened since making some shots with lime as a freshman in college. Besides getting mixed into the frosting, the booze can also be found in the Southern Comfort Caramel Corn on top of your handheld dessert.
So, go add bacon to your s’mores or something, and enjoy your end-of-year celebrations. Carefully.