So we got visited again by our “Secret Friend” who is giving us the twelve days of Christmas. This one made me even more suspicious as to who it might be. You see, in October we had a Pumpkin Recipe Night for Relief Society and half of the treats had walnuts and/or milk (at least that saved my ever-widening figure from even further girth) so I kept turning down offers of delicious pumpkin offerings because of the ill effects both ingredients cause me and when I cheat I’m so so so sorry for it sooner and later. Anyway, so I can have pecans which seems weird when they look so similar to walnuts but they really don’t bother me. Remember those pecan turtles we got on the second day of Christmas?
Well, for the third day this is the note we received,
"On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Three French hens"
"There is no "French" in this Little Red Hen,
Just enjoy this book and bread with your friends."
There was the book “The Little Red Hen” and since you can’t tell from the picture, a darling bread pan with banana bread mix attached to the bottom. There also was a bowl of warm totally melt-in-your-mouth rolls that Jared and Christian consumed before I could take a picture (I was lucky to get one roll). It’s amazing to me that a 29-year-old guy and a 3-year-old boy can be such coconspirators when it comes to finishing good food quickly!
The banana bread makes me wonder if it is a certain darling single girl in my ward who I was telling this story to about how Jared and Christian think they are chefs because they love to add “secret ingredients” to whatever they bake when I’m gone. I was saying how they recently made banana bread that after they put half the batter in the pan, they filled the whole thing up with chocolate chips and then put more batter on top…let’s just say that part one of the batter didn’t adhere really well to part two of the batter and so when you sliced the bread it broke in half width-wise so the presentation wasn’t gorgeous though they both went crazy over it and ate most of it up fast. I personally think banana bread is sweet enough and I like it unadulterated from chocolate chips… at least they’ll cook! It’s really funny what they make sometimes.
So anyway, having a box of banana bread is really making me suspicious that it’s her. She is super creative and teaches early morning seminary so she really likes to have fun so doing something like this seems up her ally…
The figurine included was of the donkey. The picture’s a little blurry…blame the camera because I retook this shot a few times.
This speculation thing is just way too much fun and I am so touched!