I am a marshmallow.
I got to know Veronica Mars when I lived in a dorm, sometimes watching an episode in the hallway, laptop propped up between my best friend and me, and then later on a couch in our first apartment.
This show made me cry. Made me laugh. And now, years after the sudden ending that left us hungry for more, there’s a movie! I’m flying out to Austin for my long-awaited date to see the Veronica Mars movie with my bff. I can’t wait.
For those who don’t know, Veronica’s best friend on the show, Wallace Fennel, is the one who calls her a marshmallow and since then it’s what Kristen Bell (and now the rest of the cast) calls their fans.
So I made my first batch of marshmallows to celebrate the movie. Even better, I made you two flavors.
In the movie, it looks like our girl Veronica is caught between two love interests, Piz and Logan. Let’s say Piz’s marshmallow flavor is vanilla, sweet and familiar.
Everyone loves the vanilla marshmallows but the one people won’t stop talking about (maybe evenwrite songs about) is the one infused with whiskey and streaked with salted caramel. It’s a bit of a pain to make, but the salted caramel bourbon marshmallows are beautiful, delicious, and worth the effort, not unlike Mr. Logan Echolls.
Sorry, Piz. You’re great. Really! But it’s not you. It’s Logan. This LoVe is epic.
I’d considered tequila before bourbon since (1) they live in southern California and Logan often vacations in Mexico with his best buddy, Dick Casablancas (2) it is a spirit that can be as divisive as Mr. Echolls himself. You love it or hate it.
Me? I love. And yet. Bourbon and caramel sounded better to me and I thought it might be more agreeable with my fellow ‘mallows.
SO Which flavor do you choose?
Piz | Vanilla
Logan | Bourbon Salted Caramel
“That might play with the masses, but underneath that angry young woman shell, there’s a slightly less angry young woman who’s just dying to bake me something. You’re a marshmallow, Veronica Mars. A twinkie!”