It’s a Rocky Road
I thought the title of this delicious treat was perfect for my current predicament (ok, I’ve always wanted to use this word, but it just never seems right… Lol) Just also to give you an update on what is going on with my ankles. Last Tuesday I went back to the hospital to have a checkup, new photos taken and a meeting with the doc afterwards. When the cast was removed it turned out that one of the scars was open. A very minor thing but it always looks bad when the cast is removed and it is a bit messy underneath. Anyway, it was cleaned and bandaged and I was wheeled to the x-ray department.
The doc was fairly positive about the way the x-ray looked. All screws were still in place and not broken (god, I didn’t even know that could happen) and the bone looked ok-ish. Not dead anyway. The dead part is the biggest concern as that will have massive implications but for now it looked good and he was cautiously optimistic. It could still go wrong, but so far so good. I did not have to get a new cast, so yay for that! I am still not allowed to put any weight on it for the next 6 weeks or maybe a tiny bit on my heel at the end of those weeks, but as little as possible. I have to wear a kind of ski boot around it when in the wheelchair but I can have a naked foot when in bed. So at least that wound can dry and heal.
Having the cast removed is a big plus although it is also scary. Because all protection around that ankle is gone. The muscles on my right leg are kind of gone, so I am practising it now carefully as there is still not a lot of movement in that right ankle. The bottom of my foot feels numb still and I am afraid that might not return due to nerve damage, but we’ll see. I am going to start using crutches as soon as my left foot feels sturdy enough to stand on it. Do you know how weird it is to stand up after having been sitting for two months? Really weird… So that will take some getting used to. So crutches first and once that is tackled I cannot wait to get upstairs and shower!
But as it goes with injuries like this, it is still a Rocky Road… 🙂 So there comes this delicious and super easy treat in play. It’s literally throwing ingredients together, melting the chocolate, letting it set again in the fridge and your done. A total winner for any kids party and a total winner for most grown up parties too. Or just because you think you deserve a treat..
- 250 gr dark chocolate
- 135 gr butter unsalted
- 200 gr biscuits broken into smaller pieces
- 100 gr mini marsh mallows or if you can't find those cut the bigger ones into pieces
- 50 gr dried cranberries
- handful of pecans chopped
Melt the butter and the chocolate together au bain marie.
Put all other ingredients together in a large bowl and pour the chocolate over it. Stir everything through. You want each part to be covered by a bit of chocolate.
Prepare a baking tin with baking paper and pour the mixture in. Use a spoon to press it as firmly as possible into the tin and put into the fridge for a minimum of four hours
Take it out and cut into squares to serve