The five minute writer

Saturday, December 10, 2011
I just bought a book called the five minute writer. It gives exercises and inspiration for daily writing of 5 minutes a day. As I don't blog nearly enough, I've decided to combine the two. The first exercise asks to describe a ritual or ritualistic behavior you take part in. Here's mine...
I love Mallomars (an American cookie which is a vanilla cookie topped with a marshmallow and covered in dark chocolate). They are my very favorite cookie of all time. When ever I eat one, I have on odd ritual that I follow (although I have no idea how or when it started, but it's been as long as I can remember). The first thing I do is press my finger onto the top of the chocolate covered marshmallow to crack the chocolate. I strip the marshmallow of the chocolate bit by bit (eating them as I go, but leaving the chocolate on the cookie base). After the marshmallow is bare, I then eat the rest of the cookie by taking bites. The first bite is always the best. I love biting into the soft fluffy marshmallow and getting the cookie and bitter sweet dark chocolate that follows. I eat every one just like that. My husband thinks it's both ridiculous and adorable at the same time. My mother hates that I do it and during the last trip to the States, I caught my son eating one in exactly the same way!
Now I desperately want a Mallomar and they don't sell them in the UK!

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