Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Last Christmas Eve, I was sitting alone on a rock in the middle of the river in Yamagata.

Seriously! I mean, it was a good day, in a Yamagata way.

This Christmas Eve, I was sitting alone on a bench by the pond in Inokashira Park.

I had hot cocoa and a book I didn't read. Look how beautiful the day is. It's been like this all winter.

This guy came and set up behind me. He struck up a really great Mr. Bojangles. I got emotional for a minute.

Anyway I would call this Christmas Eve an improvement. I might be starting to like spending holidays sitting alone on things around bodies of water.

When I got home I decided to make rocky road. My great-grandma used to make amazing rocky road every Christmas. Hers was some out of control fudge masterpiece, but I played it simple & cheap. Guess why! Because I'm lazy & poor. This way, you just buy chocolate bars, walnuts and mini marshmallows.

Chop up the chocolate and the walnuts. Melt the chocolate. Stir in the walnuts and mallows. Spread it out, let it cool, and slice that shit. I thought such an easy recipe could only be so-so, and I thought I used too many marshmallows because I was too lazy to measure anything, but I was wrong and wrong again.

HELP, other people must eat this as soon as possible!


sarah said...

please post me some

i am rather depressed here in sapporo

i was supposed to be home for christmas sigh

γ•γ‚‰γΎγ‚Š said...

If only the internet could transport solid objects, I would totally eat that rocky road!

Beth said...

aw, sarah!

christmas in japan can be so lonely. should have come to tokyo and called me up!

saramari - i've had too much already, i wish you were here to save me

selena said...

Looks great! Happy Christmas.

mayzface said...

oh snap beth, i have chocolate and walnuts and mini marshmallows left over from cookie-baking and i am totally making some road up in this piece tonight! i know it's 4 am in japan right now, but feliz navidad friend!

Beth said...

selena & mayzie, merry christmas!

mayzie, man, i ate like, all of it.