Have I mentioned lately how much I am enjoying my teenage daughter? No? That's a crying shame because, I totally am. The child makes me laugh like nobody's business on an almost daily basis. She has her Diva moments, as all teenagers do, but; for the most part she is a joy to be around and I'm almost 100% positive that she's not just going the extra mile during the holiday season just to ensure that she receives good gifts. Although, if she is going the extra mile simply for gifts, she is totally rocking it so; well played, Teenager, well played.
Seriously, though, last night she made me laugh outloud (LOL, if you will) over her reaction to the actor who plays Prince Charming on ABC's Once Upon a Time; it's nice to see that we share the same good taste in men. Oh, except for her steadfast refusal to see the beauty that is Hugh Jackman; which is, perhaps, her only character flaw.
So, yes, raising a teenager is like navigating a rocky road paved with hormones (horror-mones) but; the benefits are worth the bumpy ride.
And, speaking of Rocky Road...
2 Large Hershey's with almonds candy bars (large, like GIANT. You can find them in the candy aisle or in the baking section of most supermarkets. If you can't find Hershey's with almonds, substitute plain chocolate bars and 3/4 cup almonds).
2 -3 cups miniature marshmallows (more or less, depending on how rocky you want your road).
Line an 8x8" baking pan with foil, butter generously. In a microwaveable bowl, melt chocolate bars on high for 2 minutes. Stir in marshmallows. Pour into prepared pan, spreading mixture to the edges. Allow to set. Refrigerate until firm, cut into squares. (I pressed additional marshmallows on top of mixture while still warm, creating a snow-covered Rocky Road, because; the Man-Cub is a marshmallow lover and I want to groom him to be as agreeable as his sister is when he is 15 and this totally seemed like something I could hold over his head at that time).