Angela had no school today and I expected her to rise sometime in the afternoon, but she surprised me by getting up in mid morning and agreeing to take a walk with me to Safeway. It was a mild day with the sun peeking out from the clouds. Most people were at work or in school. There were some young mothers with babies or toddlers and some old people on the streets. We were walking at a leisurely pace, commenting on the fashion statement of some passersby or the store window displays. Nowhere to rush to, not a care in the world. It was the most casual of moments, but it suddenly seemed to go into slow motion. I became acutely aware of myself and everything around me. I turned to look at Angela and she gave me a smile that was especially beautiful and warm.
Memories of vacations and holidays often run together into a blurry picture, but this impromptu Friday walk will be remembered like an unexpected gift — a little package of happiness at my door step.
Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp coconut butter or homemade coconut butter
2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g)
1 very ripe large banana
1/16 tsp salt (more if using unsalted pb)
Optional: Feel free to add a little sweetener if your bananas aren’t ripe enough
Top with crunchy peanut butter and strawberries or chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Scoop into a container or even a little pie pan, and put in the fridge or freezer so it will firm up. (Alternatively, you can eat it soft, like frosting!)
Adapted from: chocolatecoveredkatie