Friday night Emily went over to a friend’s house for a book club. They had read Olive Kitteridge. From what she told me, it was a depressing book full of bad people making miserable decisions. Needless to say, I didn’t read it.
Emily came home later that night, excited about all the fun she had had with her friends. One thing overshadowed her night, however – almond rocha. Apparently one of the ladies showed up with homemade almond rocha. Well, Emily HAD to make her own. We bought the sugar, the butter, chocolate, and almonds. She heated the sugar, butter, and almonds to 300 degrees. She then spread the hard crack in a baking sheet and put bits of chocolate bars on top to melt. Once the chocolate was melted, she smoothed the layer of chocolate and added the last of the almonds. Needless to say, we didn’t wait the whole (recommended) night for it all to cool. But that was okay, it was GOOD! As far as I’m concerned, I’m happy to stay home alone with the kiddo if she’s going to come back with ideas like this!