Do teenagers still write notes, or exchange notes during school? Or has texting and social media totally replaced that? This has nothing to do with the recipe, but I was on my way home from the grocery store over the weekend when a John Cougar Mellencamp song came on the radio. His music (among countless others) always reminds me of high school, and suddenly I found myself down a rabbit hole thinking about high school… and I thought about passing notes. Sometimes my girlfriends and I sneakily passed them during class, but more often than not, one of us would write something, then pass it off between periods… during the next class I would respond, then pass it back, etc. And being 14 and getting a handwritten note from a guy? The absolute ultimate, am I right?
I still have shoeboxes of notes at my mom’s house that my girlfriends and I shared over the years. Texting and Facebook messaging and Tweeting is all easy and convenient and right in the moment, but you can’t package all those back-and-forth exchanges up in a shoe box and read them 15 years later. I might need to teach my future children the fine art of writing notes when the time comes.
Enough about my high school note-writing days… let’s talk about this outrageous recipe!