Catherine Connors is a mother, writer and recovering academic who traded the lecture hall for the playroom and discovered that university students and preschoolers have much the same attention span. She still dips her toes into academic waters by writing the occasional scholarly article about the place of motherhood in Western philosophy, but mostly now she changes diapers and wipes noses and indulges in long reflections on whether Yo Gabba Gabba is a harbinger of the decline of western civilization. Oh, and she blogs: in addition to Bad Mother blogging at BeliefNet, she is, among other things, the author of HerBadMother.com, Managing Editor of MamaPop, moderator of Her Bad Mother’s Basement, co-founder and co-editor of WeCovet, Contributing Editor at BlogHer, and (deep breath) founder of and contributor to Canada Moms Blog. And in her spare time… oh, wait. She doesn’t have spare time. But she’s okay with that.
These are my not-so-world-famous Cinnamon Bongs. They are, no exaggeration, the best things that I have eaten all year, and I say that having eaten chocolate cheesecake in my bathrobe at the Chateau Lake Louise in July, and having had fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies at the Chateau Frontenac on Canada Day, and having gnawed on real Tennessee barbecue back in February.
These are the best things I have eaten because a) I made them myself, sort of, and because b) I ate them all by myself, cross-legged on the floor, while my kids fought over the little tub of ready-made frosting that I gave them to lick, and it was just kind of an absolutely perfect 9 1/2 Weeks Gone Disney moment that I could quite happily relive over and over.
So, yeah. Cinnamon Bongs. My best meal of 2009.
(This post is part of the Best Of 2009 blog challenge issued by the lovely Gwen Bell. It was supposed to be about the best restaurant meal that I had in 2009, but really, this year has been so tiring that eating out just kind of fills me with dread. The best meals have been the ones eaten in pajamas, or bathrobes, or bed, or all of the above. So.)
(Also, Wordless Wednesday: I keep doing it wrong.)