Last week while cruising Pinterest I came across these amazing Neapolitan Krispie Treats from Bakingdom.com. Do they not look amazing?
Since my family and I all love rice krispie treats I thought this would be a good thing to try for our memorial day cookout. One of these days I will learn to follow a recipe as written instead of thinking I know what I am doing. First of all, this recipe called for nutella along with plain rice krispies to make the chocolate layer. I did not have any nutella, but I had cocoa krispies to substitute. That layer actually turned out just fine. Where I really got into trouble was with the strawberry layer. Her recipe called for strawberry jam and freeze-dried strawberries. I had the strawberry jam but no dried strawberries. I decided to substitute some real strawberries I had by throwing them in the food processor. The result was less than perfect. The strawberry layer was too moist and not nearly pink enough.
I must say though that they tasted just great and we had no issues emptying this platter. The next time I am at the store I am going to get some freeze dried strawberries and try this again until I get it right. Fortunately the smoked ribs and the grilled salmon turned out perfect thanks to the hubby.
On a post-surgery recovery note, I am pretty close to losing the cane but still having issues with range of motion, meaning I can not get my knee to bend more than 95-100 degrees. Optimal for post TKR is 125 degrees. My physical therapist tells me the issue for me is that I still have a significant amount of swelling in the joint and until that is reduced my knee will just not bend any farther. I need to spend more time laying on my back with my knee iced and elevated above my heart. Still looking for a way to do that and keep working my day job. Maybe my IT guy can rig up something that will project my computer screen to the ceiling. Any ideas?