Have you ever had one of those days where you knew the whole day was going to be off before you even left the house?
You know the kind. You’re just leisurely walking the dog (emphasis on the leisurely because your dog suddenly walks like a 90-year old who needs a hip replacement) when your phone jumps out of your pocket and shatters on the wet cement.
There’s something off in the universe, you think.
And how could you not wonder. Just a few hours prior the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. No seriously. They did. And they deserved it. Life will never be the same.
Do you ever think door frames and counter corners are out to get you?
Which of these items are essential for a successful post-work gym session?
A. Hair tie
B. Workout underwear
C. TWO socks
D. All of the above
Any guess what all these situations have in common? They require you to adapt. To shift. To consider wearing your glasses more often and to put out as much good karma as you can by texting your Cubs fan friends and family and telling them how happy you are for them.
Chocolate helps too. So here is a chocolate recipe I planned to post separately, but will now be forever linked to a really random few paragraphs about a string of bad luck and the team that finally broke the curse.
Spooky Spiderweb Trifle
- 1 package instant chocolate pudding
- 3 C Milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
- Oreos (I used Halloween Oreos)
- Chocolate syrup
- Cool Whip
In a large bowl, mix cold water (or milk) into chocolate pudding mix. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Chop brownies and Oreo cookies.
Fold half of Cool Whip into pudding mix.
Beginning with brownies, layer brownies, pudding mix, chopped Oreos in a trifle dish. Repeat until you run out of ingredients or reach the top.
Add remaining Cool Whip to top. Drizzle chocolate syrup in a spiral. Using a toothpick, pull toothpick from center out to edge as if you are slicing a pie or a pizza.
Bonus points if you have a fake spider to add in the center. I didn’t so my spider is hiding under the whip cream and all you can see are her creepy eyes.