A delicious dessert that will make you want to go camping now!

Hello! I’d like to take the time to quickly say that I’m taking a short break from Deutche today and tomorrow, maybe more… anyway, now that school’s started, I’m starting to take it again, so soon you may not be able to understand a word I say. Anyway, about 3 weeks ago, I went on a long camping trip. There are still two posts (including this one) in which I need to bring up that camping trip. I will explain this post by quoting the title: “A delicious dessert that will make you want to go camping now!”

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This is a very basic recipe, from: Capture and It’s really only possible to do over a campfire, if you follow my instructions, instead of the recipe itself (mine are better, especially if you have a campfire).

Ingredients:

8 cups Chex cereal (any kind)

1 cup (6 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter nutella, melted

1/4 cup butter , melted

1 -2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups  confectioners sugar

Before I go on, I’ll explain about the smooth peanut butter nutella. My mother and I both hate peanut butter, so we felt compelled to change it (without my fathers peanut-butter-loving permission). If you like peanut butter, though, you can use peanut butter, and I’m sure it’ll taste just as good. But, if you don’t (and you use nutella), I recommend going easy on the confectioners sugar. I don’t mean that you shouldn’t add 1 1/2 cups  confectioners sugar (as the recipe suggests), I just mean that you shouldn’t add extra, since nutella is sweeter than peanut butter, and it will taste really sweet if you add too much. And if you want, I recommend adding a pinch of salt to the nutella, to give it a sea-salt-caramel sort of taste.

step 1:

Measure cereal in large bowl.

my Thoughts:

It doesn’t matter if it’s perfectly measured, as long as you don’t use more

step 2:

Set aside.

my thoughts:

(No comment)

step 3:

Microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter nutella, and butter for 1 minute on high.

my thoughts:

Microwave?!! No!!! Add the ingredients into a large bowl, and set over the campfire.

step 4:

Stir.

my thoughts:

Stir them wile they are on the fire, or else they will cool off, and it will be harder to blend them.

step 5:

Cook for 30 seconds longer or until smooth.

my thoughts:

This step isn’t really important.

step 6:

Add vanilla to mixture.

my thoughts:

(no comment)

step 7:

Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until coated.

my thoughts:

The cereal is really easy to break, and it doesn’t look as perfect if it breaks, so I recommend

using your hands (and washing them first, If you want happy guests)

step 8:

Pour mixture into Ziploc bag and add confectioners sugar.

my thoughts:

Large Ziploc bag.

step 9:

Shake until well coated.

my thoughts:

(no comment)

step 10:

Spread on waxed paper to cool.

my thoughts:

This step is really not important.

step 11:

Store in Ziploc bags or large sealed bowl.

my thoughts:

This step is only important if you don’t plan to eat it right away. But it’s much better if you eat it

immediately, so if you want to enjoy it, you should ignore this step.

Well, now you can go camping with a delicious dessert that everyone will love, even the people who like peanut butter!

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Welcome to the campground where no one looks up…

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I STEP OUT OF THE TENT,

A COOL MORNING BREEZE CHILS ME TO THE BONE.

I’M BLESSED TO OWN A SWEATSHIRT . . .

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THE WATER CALLS TO MY PAINT BRUSH AND CANVAS

BUT IT’S EARLY, I CAN PAINT LATER.

NO ONE ELSE IS UP YET . . .

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I SIT BY THE FIRE

MMMUUUUUCCCHHHH WARMER

TEA WOULD BE NICE . . .

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I WALK DOWN THE PATH, SURROUNDED BY BLUEBERRIES

THE HIGHER THE BUSH, THE MORE THE BLUEBERRIES

BECAUSE NO ONE EVER LOOKS UP . . .

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A collection of random posts at once

Hallo! In my haste to schedule my posts, I made several plans for today. Rather than scatter them out along eine long period of time, I’ve decided to put them all together. The first thing I planned to do was post a picture that another blogger, Sage Doyle http://sagedoyle.wordpress.com/. It began when he commented on diese post of meine Pipevine Swallowtail painting, saying how he had been interested in painting at one point in time, aber was now better at drawing. I asked him if he would be willing to post a drawing das Ich could re-blog. He said it was a great Idea, and asked me if I wanted him to draw anything in particular, and I said whatever best described his blog. I know that Er liebt to go camping, so what he chose to draw really does describe his blog.  So here es ist,  Sage Doyle on a camping trip.

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Can I come next time?

My second post today was supposed to focus on some butterfly photographs. I wanted to do another photography post, that also focused (no pun intended) on lepidoptery. Little did I know, I’d find a lepidoptery post even without it. Aber wir will get to das later. Anyway, There is a great butterfly museum near us, und every time Ich visit, I use up a couple hundred gigabytes on butterfly pictures. I go about once every two months, so in order to keep it organized I have to put my favorites in certain set aside files. I had planned to share some pictures from those files today, und das ist was Ich will do.

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Should I have put more? (sarcastically)

My final post is probably the most important to me. In my about it tells how I raised Cecropia Moths last year, and how I am doing the same project this year with spicebush swallowtail caterpillars. Well it’s not completely true. I did have the plan to do the same project, but it didn’t work out nearly as well. All the butterflies hatched individually, so I never had a chance to get a male und female together. I thought the project was over, until my grandfather found this:

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Black Swallowtail Caterpillars

He found two Black Swallowtail caterpillars eating his parsley plant. You know, its funny, Out of all their plentiful food sources in my Großvaters garden, like fennel or anise, they chose the one food source that is only in one place in his garden. Anyway they are on the last stage, or instar, before they reach pupation. They have nicht started getting ready. How do I know, well that’s actually king of disgusting. as they start focusing their energy towards creating eine chrysalis, their digestive track starts ejecting food before its completely digested. Once that starts happening, I’ll put them in a large container, which I’ll set outside where there is mostly shade, until they hatch in mid spring. I would supply a picture of the butterfly, but why not share a picture of my butterflies when they hatch next spring. Plus, its really easy to type in Black Swallowtail butterfly in the image search.

OK, so I have sufficiently posted three posts at once, I think that’s all I have to do today =) Auf Wiedersehn!