Scenes from a Marriage: Buche de Noel
On my own blog, I have a running series called, “Scenes from a Marriage” where I post the more entertaining conversations my husband and I have.
For Christmas, DH got me a cooking class at a local kitchen store so I could learn how to make a Buche de Noel (a French yule log with sponge cake, Grand Marnier chocolate mouse, chocolate buttercream frosting, and merengiue mushrooms). To give you an idea of the complexity of this recipe, know that the class was two hours long and the only thing we actually made was the sponge cake. Everything else had to be done beforehand or else we would have been there for about 6 hours.
With that background in mind…
Emily: Nate, did you see the Buche de Noel I made?
Nate: No, I didn’t see it yet.
Emily: (opens the box in the fridge and immediately begins hitting Nate) WHY DID YOU TAKE A BITE OUT OF IT?! IT’S FOR CHRISTMAS EVE TOMORROW!
Nate: I didn’t take a bite out of it!
Emily: Oh…I guess it got damaged on the drive home.
Nate: Ok, I did take a bite, but it was just because I thought you didn’t make it right because it looks so funny. Or, I thought it might have gotten messed up on the drive home. Because, really, is that what it’s supposed to look like?
Emily: Um…that’s exactly how it’s supposed to look
Nate: Well, I took the bite out so I figured at least I could tell you it tasted good when you came to me all upset about how it didn’t turn out.
Do you have cherished Christmas memories like this one?