Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Calling all Peeps


funny word of the day: marshmallow

Yum, who doesn't love marshmallows, those puffy, gooey pillows of sugary goodness? I know I do. There's nothing better than a s'more stuffed with slightly charred marshmallows tinged with the taste of burning wood. (Can you tell I'm hungry?)

Here are some other delicious things that feature marshmallows:
- a peanut butter and marshmallow Fluff sandwich on toasted bread
- Mallomars (dark chocolate covered marshmallows w/a graham cracker bottom only sold in the Northeast during certain times of year, weirdly)
- Whoopie pies
- Homemade marshmallows from City Bakery in NYC (especially dunked into their awesome hot chocolate)

Edible marshmallow concoctions that I find funny but not at all tasty are:
- Snowballs
- Peeps

And, of course, who doesn't remember the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters? He was funny.

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

marsh·mal·low
Pronunciation:
\ˈmärsh-ˌme-lō, -ˌma-\
Function:
noun
Date:
before 12th century
1: a pink-flowered European perennial herb (Althaea officinalis) of the mallow family that is naturalized in the eastern United States and has flowers, leaves, and roots used in herbal remedies2: a sweet white confection usually in the form of a spread or small spongy cylindrical pieces now usually made from corn syrup, sugar, albumen, and gelatin but formerly from the marshmallow's root ; also : one of these spongy pieces
— marsh·mal·lowy \-ˌme-lə-wē, -ˌma-\ adjective

2 comments:

  1. This is fun. I just came here from Del's blog.

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  2. Once I had eaten a made-from-scratch marshmallow, I have never eaten a store boughten one. Two completely different tastes.

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