Last week was the kind of week that makes it difficult to maintain an otherwise sunny disposition.
There were other factors involved, but the main one involves my car.
My poor car; she’s been through so much.
On Monday, I started her up and got ready to go through the morning routine. I pulled onto the express way and before she had gone two miles, I saw the speedometer stop talking to me. I looked at the gas gauge and saw a lifeless needle. I was still traveling at about 65 miles per hour when the windshield wipers stopped. This is the part where I started to sweat a little, and pulled over to the nearest shoulder. My car started to lurch a bit, but I made it over there.
I called AAA, got my car towed, was thankful that the driver was nice and even drove Alex and me home. Then I waited to hear from the shop where I take my car. Long story short, I was without my trusty ride until Thursday afternoon.
This is where my guy stepped in. For three days he drove Alex to school and then dropped me off at work, adding more than a few miles and more than a few minutes to his morning. He picked us up too and got us home. I can’t tell you how much I appreciated that. I tried to tell him how much I appreciated that, but don’t know that I really communicated it successfully.
So, this weekend, I wanted to make him something special. I know that he likes raspberries and chocolate, so I decided to make Raspberry Cream-Filled Puffs with Dark Chocolate Sauce. Before you get all impressed, I didn’t make this up. It is a variation of Joy the Baker’s Strawberry Cream Puffs with Milk Chocolate Sauce. I just made a few little tweaks to her recipe, substituting freeze dried raspberries for the strawberries that she uses. I bought one bag of the raspberries; it didn’t yield quite as much berry as the recipe wanted. I also substituted dark chocolate for milk chocolate because that’s what my guy likes.
These were delicious, but not quite as sweet as he was to me last week.