Tonight, we had Lindsay and Mr. Badger over for dessert. Before they came, I commented to Josh that it felt very adult to have another couple over for dessert. I remember my parents having people over when I was little and I was allowed to stay up as long as I stayed in a different room. They would brew coffee and my mother would sneak us out petit fours.
And then, when Lindsay was leaving she commented, "this felt very adult, going out to someone's house for dessert."
And that's how you know you're an adult. You are having another couple over for decaf.
It was actually a very good thing that I had Lindsay and Mr. Badger over because they were earlier testers for my Christmas candy spread--a series of toffees and chocolate barks and a gingerbread caramel. Right now, we've been concocting new recipes for my Purim baskets so they got to try my chocolate caramels with sea salt. Their poor mouths will be put through the sugar gauntlet these next few weeks, but how else can I ensure that my Purim baskets rock the palate?
I am uncertain of how one can take a picture of a piece of chocolate caramel and not have it resemble a square of feces.
Have I mentioned that I'm in the Purim zone? March 8th kicks off Adar II (in the Jewish calendar, we don't just have a leap day; we have a whole leap month. The month of Adar repeats twice certain years and this happens to be one of them). Which is the month that contains my favourite holiday, Purim. Think of all the best features of Halloween, Christmas and Mardi Gras and you have Purim.
To misquote the Orthodox Union: Be Happy, It's Almost Adar!