Every once in awhile I find myself coming home from the grocery store with random items. A box of Noodle-Roni, a can of spaghettios, or a package of refrigerated cookie dough.
While I normally am in the "from scratch" camp, I do occasionally give in to packaged foods. And if I'm being honest… there are a few things from childhood that I love!
For example: Bologna. I love it. I buy it maybe once every couple years… but oh man, yum. Take a piece of toast with butter, toss your bologna in the microwave for about 15 seconds and then on top of the toast. Good grief, I should be ashamed of myself for admitting this!
Boxed mac and cheese. While I love homemade mac and cheese, more than nearly any other side dish… I can't help but purchase that blue box. And when I make a quick box for my kids, I find myself shoveling forkfuls into my mouth! It's what I lived on in college!
And packaged cookie dough. This dessert blogger has a confession. One of my husband's favorite desserts is a roll of cookie dough, broken into small balls. I drop those into a mini muffin tin, bake and immediately press a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup into them. Two ingredients. Zero work. ONE happy husband!
Last month I found myself with a roll of said cookie dough and no peanut butter cups. I tossed that roll of cookie dough into the freezer, thinking to myself, I'll take it out some other time when I'm fully stocked up on PB cups!
A week later, while making some Macadamia Nut Fudge, the thought came to me - what if I stirred in some hunks of frozen cookie dough into my milk chocolate fudge? Would it stay solid and not melt? Would it taste good?
I immediately got to work in the kitchen and tested those thoughts. As it turns out, it was perfect. The cookie dough stayed soft (not melted) and the creamy chocolate fudge was the perfect pair.
If you have a cookie dough lover in your house, you must try this!! And then you have to confess to me what your childhood favorite food is, even if it's embarrassing. Don't leave me hanging out to dry by myself!
Le Creuset Heritage 3 Quart Square Dish
Le Creuset 3-quart Stainless Steel Saucepan
Le Creuset Revolution Spatula