Friday evening is the best part of the weekend in my opinion. It’s that time when you’ve gotten home from work, changed into your comfy pants, and can feel the stress of the week slipping away*. No one expects you to rise and shine or seize the day – that’s all Saturday stuff. No, on Friday you can take it easy. But every Friday around 6PM, when the emails slow to a trickle and people begin their commutes home from the office, I start to get really stressed out. I think it’s the realization that the weekend is quickly approaching and perhaps if I don’t properly prepare for it, it might pass me by. Silly I know, but I rile myself up into a frenzy of tiny chores, dinner plans, loads of laundry, and little to-do lists so that I can ensure that when it comes time to relax I am G-D ready!
I doubt that this behavior is either all good or all bad to be honest. But it does occur to me that a life – slow and relaxed – is probably better than one – frenetic and anxious. So what’s nice and comforting and oozy and indulgent? What makes me want to stop and enjoy, even linger? Answer: hot fudge. I even want to say the words slowly. HOT. FUDGE. I will happily slow my roll for some thick, luscious, rich, and chocolately hot fudge, sliding into a bowl of melty ice cream. And what’s better than hot fudge? Hot fudge that you make in three minutes in your microwave – that’s what. Happy Friday!
*If you are in your 20’s then you may think of Friday night as the time to squeeze into your tightest jeans and hit da club (or whatever it is you young people do) into the wee hours. But however you’re spending your Friday night, enjoy it. You will be old someday too. Spoiler alert: it’s doesn’t suck.
Three Minute Hot Fudge
- April 27, 2018
- 6 Servings
- 3 min
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- 1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ⅓ C heavy cream
- ¼ C honey
- 1 T coconut oil
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp salt
- Step 1
- Combine chocolate, cream, honey, and coconut oil in a heatproof bowl and microwave for 20 seconds.
- Step 2
- Stir and microwave for another 20 seconds.
- Step 3
- At this point you should be able to finish melting the chocolate just by stirring, but if you need to, you can continue to microwave in 5 second bursts.
- Step 4
- Stir in vanilla and salt.
- Step 5
- Serve on everything. Keep in a jar in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.