Beat Cabin Fever by Feeding People You Love

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Sunday I was stuck inside the house again.  We’ve had a very snowy winter with frigid temperatures here in the North.  In the beginning I had every intention of staying cheerful and making the best of it. But I have to admit that this past weekend I was starting to feel pretty squirrely.   By the time Sunday rolled around,  I began to feel myself descending into gloom and sluggishness from the dim, snowy day.  Fortunately someone at work was having a birthday on Monday.  I pulled myself together and decided to bring a treat to work in the spirit of celebration.

I had just received this new raw dessert book.  The photo looks pretty awesome, right?  It inspired me to take action.

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The next step was to convince myself that making one of the recipes  would be fun and not too difficult.  I spread out the ingredients on the counter and got to work.

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Thank goodness for food processors – they make our efforts so much easier.

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I spread the layers following the book’s instructions, but the top layer was not as thick as I thought it would be.  It was a challenge to spread it evenly.  Rather than worrying about it being perfect, I decided to just do my best.  I glopped this layer of mocha chocolate on top, spread it out and put the whole thing into the fridge overnight.

Here was the final outcome.

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I took these to work, surprised the birthday girl, and everyone loved them, including me.  Thank goodness they are staying at the office, or I would be nibbling all day!

What did I learn from this?  When winter gets you down, get off your couch and do something for someone else.  It always lifts the mood, especially if food is involved.  I won’t give away Emily’s recipe, and I recommend that you buy the book. If you can’t wait that long, you can find all sorts of wonderful foods on her website.

Wishing you a swift journey to spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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