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A Marshmallow the Size of My Head!

I have a tendency to exaggerate a little. Maybe a lot. Things I eat are the best in the world - until my next meal. The movie was my absolute favorite - until the next time I'm at the theater. So you are forgiven for thinking I maybe just found a slightly larger than normal marshmallow. But you would be wrong. Exhibit A:

Yes, that is a 2 pound marshmallow. What else would you expect me to get on my birthday? By the way, thanks to everyone who sent message, emails and comments to me wishing me a happy birthday - gracias! Hubby and I had a great dinner with friends on Thursday night, and then a trip to Chattanooga on Friday for lunch in a restaurant I was really excited about - 212

They are a slow-food restaurant, so everything is from the area. LOVE that. The decor was horrendously outdated, but you can forgive them for that because the food was amazing. I had local baked chicken on a butternut squash/pear risotto:

And hubby went with the trout, spinach and sweet potatoes. 

Anyone ever get food envy? That's when you see what the other person ordered and wish you got that instead. I almost always feel that way, but not yesterday - I won the ordering game! I think the secret to amazing risotto is clearly equal parts rice and cheese - it was so gooey and stringy and fabulous.

We walked around the city for a while taking photos and exploricating. Yep, exploricating. My new word. Bridges, cliffs, rivers, buildings - Chattanooga is a nice city indeed. 

I was finally hungry enough to grab dessert. Any guesses? I went crazy and got frozen yogurt, just for a change. I like to be unpredictable, you know?

Anyway, between frozen yogurt, a sweet drink from Starbucks and, um..."birthday oatmeal" (yes, thats my normal chocolate/peanut butter oats topped with sprinkles) I couldn't even think about attacking the marshmallow quite yet. 

Sprinkles = Festive!
So today will be official Marshmallow day. I'll take any and all suggestions on how to devour this guy:

Advice or suggestions on how to eat this marshmallow? 
I'm thinking cut it into pieces and go for gourmet s'mores? Cut some up to float in hot chocolate? Slice it like bread, spread with nutella and hope I don't die from sugar overload?

Do you get "food envy" when someone's order looks better than yours?
No matter how amazing my meal is, I usually want to try the other person's anyway. Anyone remember the Friends episode where Joey won't share his fries? So glad hubby isn't like that. :)


  1. OMG I suck. Happy Belated Birthday :( I guess I just bypassed that part. That marshmallow is amazing :) I don't get food envy b/c I usually take my sweet time ordering that meal everyone wants :)

  2. I was thinking about s'mores before you even asked the question!!! Definitely do it! you can't go wrong!

    Sometimes I get food envy, but not often...because a lot of the time people order meat and it doesn't interest me!!

    So glad you had an amazing day! Enjoy your marshmallow today :)

  3. my roommates gf makes the BEST simple dessert- get some type of souflee dish or oven friendly dish
    roll out graham crackers so all thats left is fine crumbs- mix in nutella & peanut butter top with marshmallows and put in the oven on broil long enough to slightly brown the marshmallows- its amazing.

    we've also done it with nutella and broken up reeces cups too- delicious!

  4. I always get food envy! Doesn't matter how great my own food it.
    I was thinking s'mores and hot chocolate, so I'm no help at all. Maybe sitting in a dark corner and just digging in face first ;).

  5. My gosh that is an amazing marshmallow! Im an exaggerator too, can't help it, I get excited about things I like. Glad you had a great birthday! Can't wait to hear how you enjoyed the giant marshmallow.

  6. There are tons of things you could make with a marshmallow "cream," by melting that thing, but I don't want you to do that. You need to make a giant s'more and try to take a bit outta it. For our entertainment.

  7. I'm glad you had such a good birthday! I was surprised when I saw that the marshmallow was literally as big as your head. Ha ha. My first thought on how to eat it was roasted with Nutella and graham crackers. (They have gluten free graham crackers that are pretty good. My mom gave me some, but I'm not sure where she got them.)
    Your birthday meal looked delicious, and your birthday oatmeal was so cute too.

    P.S. I love how open your house is with those big, pretty windows. Looks like you live in a really pretty place.

  8. wow, now that would make one awesome s'more! hehe. Sounds like a delicious and wonderful birthday.

  9. That marshmallow is ridiculous. I think you need to bake some sheets of graham cracker and get some slabs of chocolate.

  10. Hau`oli Lā Hānau ~ Happy Birthday Sweet Vanessa!!! I'm not gonna lie - I've totally dunked a marshmallow into a jar of nutella. It may have only been once, but it was totally worth it. Now I get to say I did it;)

  11. 1) Hot chocolate
    2) Buy the red and green holiday Rice Krispies and make Rice Krispie squares! Never too early for a little Christmas spirit...

    No matter what you do, you're gonna have a blast and enjoy something tasty!! Have fun!

  12. Happy belated birthday! I got a stomachache from just looking at that bigass marshmallow.

  13. Happy Belated Birthday! Never saw a marshmallow that HUGE before. I guess you could slice it up and make a million different thngs out of it like Rice Krispie treats, Smores, and the hot chocolate idea is a good one too! Glad you had a great day!

  14. Ha! Your huge marshmallow is hilarious!!! I love things that are comically over or under sized :)

    I have food envy about your meal! Looks awesome!

    Happy birthday!!!

  15. Sounds like a lovely little day! My college BF was from chatanooga so I spent some time there. There are some beautiful spots!

    1,000 smores. Just do it.

  16. Obvi you need a vat of hot chocolate!!!!! Glad you had a great birthday!

  17. OMG, that marshmellow is huge!!! I'd definitely do all of the above suggestions you mentioned ;) have fun! :)

  18. That marshmallow is amazing. It should have a FACE!

    Enjoy eating it ALL.

  19. That marshmallow is awesome!!! I love your idea about spreading it with nutella….mmmmm. I'd also make s'mores! The best thing about the size of the marshmallow is that you can do several things because it's so big! Enjoy :)

  20. I told get food envy and sometimes when I ordered I get food second thoughts. Arg. Awesome marshmallow for an awesome bday girl. Glad you had a nice day!

  21. and by told, I mean "totally"
    I could continue to correct the mistakes in that comment, but where's the fun in that? I blame my eyes.

  22. Oh I am the queen of food envy at restaurants. Always regretting my order and jealous of those who picked better! Wow on that marshmallow; never seen anything like it.

    Happy birthday!

  23. A slow-food restaurant - I've never heard that term! :) Just like I've never seen a marshmallow that BIG! Holy batman!

  24. that marshmallow is crazy!!! chatt pics are so cute, looks like a lovely bday celebration - happy late bday!

  25. Omg!!! I have never seen one so big!! I'm interested as to what you will do with it!

  26. I miss the it is my birthday post? boo to me
    Happy birthday

    I got my book today
    thank you again!

  27. Aw have fun with your marshmallow :) I would probably chop it in half and roast half of it by the fire for a s'more. And the other part I'd somehow make into marshmallow fluff, not sure exactly how to do that though.

    I enjoyed your Chattanooga photos, I'd like to live in one of those homes right on the water. And your meal looked delicious!

  28. What a great birthday! That marshmallow is for real!

    I get serious food envy, it's a huge fear of mine, I make everyone else order first to avoid it.

  29. You know I would eat that baby plain:) I definitely have food envy right now!

  30. That marshmallow is crazy! Where did you get it? Happy Birthday btw (in case I didn't say it already). Sounds like a fun day and your food look yummo. Yes, I always get food envy, I always take a bite of Big Pappa's food before my own. He loves me enough to put up with it. I on the other hand smack his hand when he tries taking my food. I'm such a pig. :) Jessica

  31. Happy late birthday sweet friend!

  32. Clearly an extra-large fondue pot is necessary so you can dip the big baby in chocolate.

  33. I NEED that marshmallow, its HUMUNGOUS :-) Lots of pics when you do decide what to do with it please.

  34. Be careful what you do with that thing. I have visions of it exploding like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man at the end of Ghostbusters.

  35. Happy Birthday a little late. I had food envy just looking at the pictures on this! YUM! Sounds like you had a great birthday!

    Love the huge marshmallow!

  36. That is the biggest marshmallow I have ever seen! Have fun eating that!

  37. Happy Birthday!
    Love that marshmallow!

  38. Happy Birthday!!!
    That marshmallow looks like happiness spun from sugar itself :) I would definitely go the gourmet smores option or use some of it as a buffer between layers of chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting. I think I'm experiencing mental sugar overload already...

  39. wow!! That's an INTENSE marshmallow! haha That would make for an epic s'more haha

  40. That marshmellow is huge! Glad you had a great birthday!
    Love your scarf, you look super cute!

  41. Wow, just looking at that huge marshmallow makes my teeth hurt, lol.

    Happy belated B-day!!! Definitely share if you manage to eat that whole thing!! Interesting marsmallow combinations are in your near future.

  42. This is awesome. No need for a recipe, just start biting off hunks. :)

  43. Awww I don't know how I missed this. Happy Birthday!!!! I am so glad you had a fun day with the hubs. You totally deserved it.

    I am so jealous of the giant marshmellow. I am obsessed with marshmellows. :)

  44. Glad you had a wonderful birthday! Chattanooga is such a fun city and a wonderful place to do lots of touristy things!

  45. I'm behind....but that marshmallow OH MY, can you send a link to all my friends and family telling them THAT is what I want for christmas!? Thanks ;) I love marshmallows so much. I think it would be terribly fun to just BITE INTO IT without cutting it. I wonder if you have eaten it all by now...will read on


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