Watson: Espresso Fiend

November 24, 2010 · 7 comments · Print This Post

in Disasters, Miscellaneous

Last night I tried to be proactive and make a batch of homemade marshmallows for Aunt Kara’s Thanksgiving Ambrosia. Right from the start I had an ominous feeling and I essentially knew I was completely screwed when all of the fluff clustered around the mixer’s whip in a gigantic whirling semi-solid ball. Oops…

Tonight, when I finally worked up the courage to take a peek at the pan of marshmallows, I was greeted with a slab of what amounted to chewy white unflavored taffy. Awesome, right?! CK could see that I was teetering on the brink of a holiday meltdown so he very kindly made me an eggnog latte, and that’s when all the excitement began. As we sat in the living room, relaxing with our scrumptious hot drinks, Watson jumped on the kitchen counter (I know…I know…bad cat!) and then proceeded to rub his head on and lick the espresso machine over and over again. Did I miss the memo where cats love coffee? Instead of shooing him away I of course had to take a video. You can see Watson in all his OCD glory above.

As an aside, rest assured that the espresso machine will be thoroughly wiped down before anyone is served from it again. Not that it will matter much as I fear we’ve created a little caffeine creature.

In case you were wondering, batch two of “mission marshmallow” was a success.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

PS: Don’t forget about the Folgers contest. Check out some of my favorite holiday traditions and then learn how you could win a trip home for the holidays!

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1 carrie November 24, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Hysterical! Watson, that is— not the marshmallows. Hearing of failed marshmallows brings me back to my frenzied cocoa-spastic orders last year, and my more than multiple re-do’s of the fluffy bastards.

Happy thanksgiving to you, sweet Erin! And of course to CK and the kitties! Much love!


2 A Plum By Any Other Name November 25, 2010 at 8:59 am

Ha! I traveled on a 10 hr train ride home yesterday with a shoebox full of homemade marshmallows. Luckily, they made the journey but oh dear were they high maintenance!


3 Tabby November 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Silly Kitty! He is adorable how could you shoo him away??? Hope you and CK have a wonderful Thanksgiving !


4 Kelly November 27, 2010 at 11:16 am

Glad to hear you took it in stride. That happens, even to the best cooks. But I’m still glad to hear batch two was steller.


5 nicole November 29, 2010 at 12:53 pm

oh sorry about your marshmellows!
your cat is hilarious.


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