Yesterday was our anniversary. 9 years, to be exact! I’m sure people who have been married for any length of time would agree that the years seem to go by so quickly, and yet it seems like it’s been far longer. Not in a bad way! HA! But I can’t believe there was a time where I didn’t know my husband, and it’s hard to remember what I was like when I was “single.” I thought it would be fun to share a few random facts about my husband and I!
- We met at college in Iowa! Pretty much right away my freshman year, I got swept off my feet by him. My parents thought I was crazy when I came home at 18 years old and told them I found the man I was going to marry. We were married when I was just 21, and I’ve never regretted it. Although, looking back, I can see my parents concerns. Now when I hear of young people getting engaged, I think “that’s so young!” It’s funny how times change!
- We share a lot of the same passions. Probably one of the first things that bonded us together most when we were first married was we both taught at the same school. Now that I’m not longer teaching, we bond over workouts together. It sounds a little crazy, but we have “dates” most mornings at 5 AM to get in a workout before the kids wake up. We both love it, and it’s been fun to help each other improve in our health.
- And as much as we share the same passions, we are opposites in many ways. My husband likes to go with the flow, is super laid back, and hardly ever gets rattled. I, on the other hand, am super disciplined, structured, and can be easily stressed. I really do think we balanced each other out well, as he helps me relax, and I keep pushing him (in a loving way, of course!).
Anyway, now that I shared those, back to the important things, like the food at our anniversary dinner. More specifically, the dessert! We had a delicious rib eye for dinner with a cauliflower mash, because I knew that I wanted to save my carbs for an indulgent dessert. I decided to go with this Chocolate Cobbler for quite a few reasons.
First, it’s chocolate, and something about chocolate screams love, doesn’t it? And not only is it chocolaty, it’s a delicious combo of a warm brownie, gooey pudding, and chocolate syrup all in one dessert. It kind of reminds me of a molten cake. I also chose this dessert because it doesn’t contain any eggs, which is a win for anyone with an egg allergy like me. That means I don’t have to make any substitutions, and I don’t have to worry about it altering the flavor or texture in any way.
But, I knew this dessert made a bigger batch than I wanted to have staring me down in my fridge. So I scaled it back to make only a half recipe, and that was the perfect size for our family of five to enjoy! It wasn’t a huge dessert, but it was really rich, so a smaller serving was perfect. I think you and your family will love it if you’re looking for a delicious dessert for a special occasion. I won’t mention the macros here, just in case you aren’t interested for a special event, but you can find them in the notes on the recipe. They’re a little steep, especially in carbs, but it is very well worth making room for in my humble opinion.
- 42 g butter, melted (3 tablespoons)
- 60 g flour (1/2 cup flour)
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 75 g sugar (3/8 cup)
- 7 g cocoa powder (1 and 1/2 tablespoons)
- 60 ml almond milk (1/4 cup)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 100 g sugar (1/2 cup)
- 10 g cocoa powder (2 tablespoons)
- 177 g water, boiled (3/4 cup)
- Follow the instructions found at the link below. All of them are the same, just scaled down for ingredients. However, do bake in a smaller dish. I used a 1 and 1/2 quart corningware dish. Baking for 30 minutes was still a perfect time for mine!