Monday Miscellany

Let’s just say you are Mrs. Spit and it is twenty minutes past four, and you have to put the roast into the oven in about twenty minutes, so the oven is preheated to 400 degrees, and you suddenly realize that you have forgotten dessert.

Dinner is in an hour and twenty minutes.

You can’t bake a cake, as the oven is too hot for a cake, and you won’t have room anyway. You really don’t want to run to the store, and you only have your reasonably well* stocked pantry. What do you make?

I’ll tell you tomorrow what I made, but I’m curious, because I bet you have better ideas than I do – what would you make or do?

*Modest is a bit of a joke. I could face Armageddon with my pantry.

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8 Responses to Monday Miscellany

  1. Frapper says:

    I’m thinkin’ custard or that blanc mange on the cornstarch box. Ice cream with some kind of sauce made from chocolate or pie filling?

  2. Needles says:

    A pudding/whipped topping – chocolate of course with a hint of coffee flavour on a crumb crust, servable frozen or not. Or the same with peanut butter in it.

  3. a says:

    Dude, I just pull the bag of Ghirardelli 60% cocoa chocolate chips out of the cabinet and offer them to people. But we usually have ice cream or packaged cookies. And maybe a no-bake cheesecake laying around or some instant pudding. And a container full of candy. You want sweets? Come to my house.

  4. loribeth says:

    My mother usually has an angel food cake, Cool Whip & berries in the freezer for such purposes. Unfortunately, I am not my mother (& my freezer is not that big). ; )

  5. debby says:

    I would have baked some apples stuffed with raisins, walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon thinned with water to baste with. If you have cream in your fridge or vanilla ice cream in your freezer, totally excellent!

  6. MargieK says:

    Option 1: I have a go-to chocolate chip squares recipe that is cooks in the microwave in about 5 minutes. Homemade frosting could be added to make these extra-decadent.

    Option 2: Pudding. I always have a few packages of instant pudding on hand, but have made it from scratch on top of the stove.
    Or, if I have a pre-made graham cracker crust on hand, the pudding can be poured into the crust. Voila, a pie!
    Or, slice a banana or two into the crust before pouring the pudding, and I could have banana cream pie (assuming I made vanilla pudding).

    Option 3: Chocolate-oatmeal no-bake cookies. I love them, but sometimes have trouble getting them to set properly. Normally they set super-fast, but sometimes I get the timing wrong and they end up gooey. So I probably wouldn’t make these, but they’re a quick, easy option for most people.

    Option 4: Fruit, ice cream, or both! Assuming I have these on hand, but I usually do.

  7. HereWeGoAJen says:

    I usually don’t make dessert. I’m not really a dessert person. I know!

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