Saturday, December 11, 2010

What Time Is It In Argentina Anyway?

and do you think there's anyone up down there at this hour making this jar of decadence?


OH * MY * WORD! Yes...I'm up late, but for good reason! I made Dulce de Leche this evening and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to sleep, or if I do sleep, I'll be dreaming of all the ways to enjoy this bit of yumminess!!!

WHO KNEW!?!? Who knew you could do this....


simmer, with lid ajar, a couple of unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk, completely covered in water at least an inch over the cans, for a couple of hours (I let mine go for about 2 1/2 hours)

and end up with this.


SO easy...SO scrumptious. OH MY WORD. I think I stayed up for good reason. AND...dear daughter let me know a couple hours ago that she does indeed believe contractions have started and she is not feeling well! YIPPEEEE!! That means I could have my first little grandson tomorrow...or..uh...today! Later today. Hopefully after I get some sleep.

And...as I sit here and type this, the National Weather Service has just issued a Blizzard Warning...the buzzing TV says so.

It's gonna be quite the weekend!

*Peace!

12 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! Be careful in the blizzard! That's all a pregnant woman needs to hear -- is she in your area? Tell her to be careful too! A new grandbaby! How exciting! And that stuff you made -- weird out! Sounds interesting for sure! Hope you got some sleep. :D Bet you can't wait!

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness!! Who knew! Not me, and I think I am going to have to try this!

How exciting to have your new grandbaby coming! Keep us posted!!

Cari said...

Oh the potential goodness this weekend Kim !! Congratulations and rest up!! Hugs

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wonderful news Kim... that is about the grandson, not the blizzard. We're under a blizzard warning too until Sunday morning. Bleck!

TamboinMO said...

I so did not know that....makes me want to give it a whirl! Then, just think, you could put it in a jar and give it to your friends and tell them you "made" it....which you did!

ROZ said...

truly scrumptious

Kim said...

Hey Kim from another Kim :) Argentina is only 2 hours ahead of the Midwest and there might be a few folks still awake there, but most would be in bed :) It's getting to be summer where we live and folks take longer siestas during the hot part of the day and then stay up later. It's not unusual to be out with friends until 2 or 3 a.m. from December through March.
We don't have to make our dulce de leche since we can buy it ready made -- and have a slew of brands to choose from. But when we lived in the U.S. I made mine like you make yours. Sometimes I'd whip in a little vanilla at the end :)
Dulce de leche tends to show up in almost every "postre" from breakfast pastries to cakes to pies to candies. A favorite treat is alfajores, a kind of cookie-like sandwich with dulce de leche in the center. You can find the recipe online but beware of ones that are heavy on the flour! Real alfajores have corn starch as the main ingredient.
I admit I don't make them myself since they're sold everywhere -- and my Spanish tutor's daughter makes the best I've ever tasted -- but I do know that an Argentine scoffs at recipes that make a more biscuit-like cookie.
Enjoy your dulce de leche!

theodora said...

when I first read that your daughter is not feeling well and you were happy I first thought what a mother ,but then proceeded to read that she is especting and thought ok. I wish all goes well and the wheather won't prevent of a save journey to the hospital. this will be just an exciting and happy christmas of all of your family, xoxo theodora

Paula said...

Yes, I make this every year at Christmas and just as we sit down to eat dinnier, I pop in the oven gingerbread cake and about the time it has cooled a bit, we eat it with this wonderful sauce on it - it is SO rich and yummy! This is also great as a dip for fruit. Oh and on ice cream too.....

Congratulations on becoming a Grand ma ma again! Paula

Sherry :o) said...

That drop in pressure sure can trigger labor! Good luck and can't wait to see pics of the new baby.

I have had that delicious - can eat it straight out of the can with nothing - caramel goodness! It's great with sliced apples with a little bowl of nuts for dipping! And you're right - very easy!

Emily said...

Last year I visited Argentina, I've been staying with two other friends in a rent apartment in Buenos Aires, we were the whole day eating dulce de leche!!!!
Apart from that detail we had a great time there, very fun

Sofia said...

You have to give the recipy of the dulce de leche, the best of argentina haha. I am at Rosario and every breakfast at the hotel boutique rosario i am delight with the bread with dulce de leche, oh my god, delicious.