Saturday, June 26, 2010
Send All Your Loving
One of my dearest friendships also centers around food. We love cooking together despite the fact that both of us can get a little irritable with other people sharing our kitchen. These days we often start phone conversations skipping over the usual pleasantries and straight to "I add the onions after the garlic, right?" expecting the other to know exactly what we're talking about. So, it's a little alarming to remember, but when we were just starting out our shared food experiences were a leeetle bit different than they are today. We shared chicken fingers at a local dive bar. At work, we passed back and forth a bag of Combos (cheddar cheese/pretzel). As a side note, if that website doesn't scare the beejeezus out of you, you are probably under 18 or cracked out crazy. Saturday mornings we'd slurp large regular Cokes and nibble on burritos from Anna's Taqueria. Interestingly enough, both of us COULD cook at the time. It just didn't fit the pattern of our lives the way it does now.
But now that we've both grown up (a bit), and into people who show our love through food, we no longer live close enough to do this in the traditional way, at least not very often. And so my dear friend has been sending me love through the mail. She's had a cake delivered, and cannoli from Mike's Pastry, but these teensy tiny cupcakes from Baked by Melissa have been the big winner. They held up very well in the mail, only a small bit of frosting slippage, and each one is a perfect bite. I think my favorite is the Smores, can you see the marshmallowy goodness oozing out? Or maybe the Mint Chocolate Chip.
Do you have any favorite mail order food sources? Who do you turn to when you need to send some sweet loving?