Today is kind of an important day. And not just because it is Friday.
Although, that is pretty awesome. I am calling today triple treat friday.
One, um hello it’s Friday (I know, I am such a genius.).
Two, I made DARK CHOCOLATE Creme Brulee. Until a few days ago I had no idea this desert even existed. Which is a serious tragedy. Trust me.
Three, there is another birthday in the Gerard family (these are pretty frequent, we have seven of the twelve months covered, with two in February). Today’s victim? Brendan.
Birthday’s are not typically too big of a deal around here. Unless that is, you are Asher and every birthday needs to be celebrated with pink streamer, balloons, a chocolate cake, a beautiful new birthday dress and lots of presents. Oh, and definitely a shiny birthday crown fit for a princess. If you can’t tell by now, she is four.
But for the rest of us it’s a pretty simple day. Filled with a whole lot of happy birthday’s (once someone happens to remember, they then tell another and so on, it is kind of like a domino affect) and whatever dinner and dessert is requested. We like it simple. When we were younger we used to have the huge family birthday parties, but those have since sizzled out since moving to Colorado.
Brendan is actually off in Turkey doing that whole professional snowboard thing so hopefully someone will buy him a slice of cake. I do believe his favorite would involve chocolate and peanut butter. Bren loves peanut butter!
Honestly, I have no idea if Brendan had ever had a Creme Brulee let alone a chocolate one, but I am pretty sure he will eat this up in a second!
I mean you guys, it is a dark chocolate crème brûlée! Silky, smooth and just well, lovable. Probably the best Valentines Day treat there is. And don’t be scared to make these, cause they are really easy! I know, I was pleasantly surprised too! But really all you do is melt some chocolate, heat up some milk, whisk a few eggs, bake and then broil. Easy as shooting cupids arrow.
Ah, sorry I just got all cheesy on you there. Again.
I think it is all those Hallmark cards. They are killer.