Monday, August 19, 2013

For want of frosting

One of the Turner children made this cupcake
before we came Japan. I don't remember who,
but it's the sort of cupcake I wanted today!

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Hey, I’ve got half a pan of brownies, and I’m craving chocolate. You know what would be good? A little frosting to go on those leftover brownies!” And then, because you just went to the baking supply store and bought cocoa a few hours earlier, you think, “Great! This is meant to be!”

And, because this is such an informal, not-using-a-recipe, throw-it-together moment, you don’t stop to think about the fact that you are out of milk, until you reach for it. You’re in your stay-at-home clothes, don’t want to change, and the weather is sweltering.... all of which seems like a lot of trouble just for some milk.

But, life’s good. You just bought coconut milk, and what’s life without a little experimentation? Besides, chocolate and coconut are heavenly. And you think, “I’ll improvise!”

So you throw open the cupboard door to see the coconut milk sitting on the highest shelf, about a foot out of reach, because your tall husband put it away. But he’s taking a nap. And the only chairs you own are swivel chairs on wheels. Not one or the other, but both. And you contemplate trying to climb on one to reach the coconut milk, but decide you’d probably just end up with something broken and no one has pity on a woman who broke her leg while climbing on a rolling swivel chair.

So you just take a brownie out of the pan and eat it.

What? You haven’t? Oh. Never mind.

By the way, does any one have a step ladder I can borrow?

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