Last night Mom and Dad went out. Usually when they go out, my siblings and I have a “party.” Often, this includes loud music, dinner, dessert, possibly a movie, and general fun and silliness.
While Meiling and I were listening to music in the kitchen, I decided that it would be fun to make something quick for a dessert. I pulled up this recipe for Chocolate Coffee Mousse, and we made a double batch of it. All my siblings like chocolate and coffee, so I was pretty sure that it would be a hit.
Well, it was supposed to be refrigerated until it was firm, but we couldn’t wait that long. Once it had hit the 2-1/2 hour mark (this was at 9:25), we dug in.
And they were good. Very good. Meiling gobbled hers up, exclaiming how delicious it was. Noah really liked it, too. Drake said that it was a make-again.
My parents arrived home not long after that. As Meiling was energetically climbing on my dad, he looked at me and asked,
“Was that coffee caffeinated?”
“Yes, it was.”
I hadn’t really considered the fact that we would be eating this treat rather late, and that eating 1/2 tablespoon of caffeinated coffee grounds per person probably wasn’t the greatest idea.
Yes. A scant 1/2 tablespoon of coffee grounds per person. My 6-year-old sister included.
Drake and I had a rather exciting game with our Star Wars trading cards. More exciting than it has been in a while. I think we were both being affected by the coffee. (This could partially be due to the fact that I won. This is probably my 3rd or 4th time to win, out of the last 30 times I’ve played with Drake. Obviously I am not the best at strategy games.)
Thankfully no one had a hard time sleeping, or at least not that I’ve heard yet. I was up a bit later that I wanted to be, but it wasn’t terrible.
Note to self: keep it to decaf coffee when it is getting late on a weekday night. Especially for the 6-year-old.