So, most of the time I’m not sure the teenager even remembers that I write this blog. Sure, she sees me tapping away on the laptop, and stretched out flat on my stomach on the grass taking yet another close-up of a peach or a bowl of spaghetti, but most of the time her mind is on all the other things that swirl through teenage minds. Taylor Swift. The next episode of Pretty Little Liars. The best approach for stretching out her curfew (asking Daddy is always the best bet.)
So I was a little surprised to have this conversation last week:
Teenager: So Mom, where is the blog post about my prom?
Teenager: You know…the prom! You haven’t blogged about my prom yet.
Me: Honey, you remember that it’s a food blog, right? Not a prom blog?
Teenager: Mom! You always figure out how to work pictures of my major life events into the blog. You aren’t going to skip talking about my PROM, are you????
And she does have a point. As a matter of fact, I remembered that I did a whole long recap of the junior prom last year, so I started scratching my head about how I could connect some recent recipe with my sweet teenager in her pretty senior prom dress.
It would have to be something delicious and sweet, just like her.
Something special and a little extraordinary and a tiny bit sassy, just like her.
Something CHOCOLATE. And in this case, chocolate with a little hit of espresso, just enough to give it a little kick of wonderfulness. A perfect cookie, dusted with a little bit of powdered sugar. Sweet and special and pretty as a picture.
So here they are, some espresso cookies that are just the right amount of sweet comfort as you watch your baby go off to the prom. Stay tuned for graduation…now THAT will involve some comfort food. Sniffle.