I need a serious, mind-consuming, all-I-can-focus-on-at-once-is-eating-this dessert, kind of dessert.  Sorry for all the hyphens.  But, this weekend something rather bad happened and I need something to take my mind off of it.


I threw a load of laundry into the washer Saturday morning, thinking it would be a weekend day, like any other.  As the washer finished and I loaded the clothes into the dryer.  I started the machine, and by the increased noise level realized that the exhaust vent was no longer connected properly.  How did that happen, you ask?  You remember my little Izzy montage from last Hop Day, the one where she was obsessed with getting behind the washer?  Well, I shifted the dryer to keep that from happening, and I guess I shifted it a little too much.  So I tried to shift it back.  And the top detached.  Then the top of the front panel.  Um…oops.


Also, it turns out the appliances were put into the laundry room before the door frame was set, so the dryer is too big to fit through the door.  Thanks previous owners.  Now we either have to call a carpenter to get the door frame removed/widened before we can get a new dryer, or hope that this problem is somehow repairable.  I know I shouldn’t complain, it’s just a dryer, and when I lived in Taiwan we had no dryer and it was 120% humidity every day and my clothes took a week to dry, but still.  I just like clean laundry…

So, yeah, I definitely need like 6 of these crème brulees, like, right now.


They may seem like your average bruleed custard, but underneath the classic shell is an under layer of cookie dough.  Oh man.  It’s as amazing as it sounds.


Just what I need to get me through this trying time.  Happy Monday!

One Year Ago: Noodles with Peanut Sauce & Chicken


Adapted from Confessions of a Recipe Junkie