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THE CHRISTMAS TREE FROSTING BOARD.
(Here's the link to the frosting board post in case anyone's interested or doesn't believe such a thing actually exists.):
Now, when my daughter made the declaration that she wanted a massive mound of frosting in which to dip cookies for Christmas she was doing so tongue-in-cheekily.
Or perhaps wishful-thinkily, as my daughter, a dessertitarian with a prodigious sweet tooth, comes from a line of dessertitarians with prodigious sweet teeth: this trait she inherited from me,
But even I, who love frosting above all, would never dream - well, except in my dreams - of slathering icing on a platter, scooping it up with a cookie, and boldly daring to call it a legitimate dessert. Surely that sort of thing couldn't possibly be acceptable. Leastways not in the grown-up world.
But then, my grand daughters, who showed me the frosting board Instagram post, have not quite yet left the portals of childhood's joyland,
But now hear this! Scooping up a gob of frosting with a cookie has just crashed the world of the acceptable: It's on Instagram. Complete with step-by-step video instructions given by a lady with nice hands and the no-nonsense tone of a Home Ec teacher.
And, it being a thing, my grand daughters and I decided to make one for Christmas Eve.
Per the instructions of the Instagram Home Ec teacher, who gave the warning not to make the frosting board far in advance as the frosting would dry out, the girls and I waited until after the first course of Christmas Eve dinner was finished.
I was permitted to add the green food coloring to the frosting (only because I pressed the issue), but the girls insisted on making the rest of this sugary chef d'oeuvre by themselves, sans my asistance.
Anyway, it was incredible, delightful, delicious, delovely, not to mention a turbo-charged sugar high. And by the time it was over we'd really put a hurt on that Christmas tree.
"Get rid of it," she said. "We need to pretend this never happened."