If you had to make a list of your top 100 moments, what would be on it? Forget about all the givens. We all know about the moment you said I do, and the moment you watched your baby fall asleep in your arms for the first time. I’m not talking about life changing moments, necessarily. Just moments of pure awesomeness. Moments that you might even forget if you don’t write them down.
One time when I was young I was driving in the car with my mom. I was in charge of holding a two layer chocolate cake on a stand. She complimented the way that I gently shifted the cake to steady it during the turns. I felt like a million bucks.
I got a physics tutor my senior year of high school and he taught me how to calculate torque. I never would have been able to do it myself. I’ve never been as proud of an A in any other class, and that includes college.
I was living abroad when the 7th Harry Potter book came out, and couldn’t find it anywhere. My ex-boyfriend, who is now my husband, managed to find a written copy online so that I could read all 700 pages in a dingy internet cafe.
A couple years ago a song came up on my favorite radio station. I had never heard it before, but I loved it so much. Sometimes a song just reaches out and grabs you in the face, you know? It was such a great moment, just driving in the car by myself with this amazing song. I tried to memorize some of the lyrics to google them when I got home. Of course I forgot.
Fast forward to last night. My cousin had tickets to see her favorite band but something came up and she couldn’t make it. I didn’t know the band well, but who am I to say no to a free concert?
You can probably see where this is going. Yeah, they played The Song. The one that had already given me an awesome moment years before. Hearing that song unexpectedly was like reliving my old awesome moment in a brand new Double Awesome Moment.
So let’s hear em guys. Your moments. Don’t wimp out on me now.
I have to say though that another awesome moment was when I put this goat cheese terrine in my mouth. I’m already a sucker for goat cheese, but you add pesto and sun-dried tomatoes? And pine nuts?? It is the perfect combination of tangy cheese, sophisticated pesto, and crunchy nuts. I love that it’s so easy to throw together. You can have it done in about 15 minutes.
It’s so pretty for the holidays, too. It’s even red and green and white for Christmas! Way to be festive, goat cheese. It’s perfect for a holiday party, because it can be made up to 2 days in advance, and there really is barely any last-minute prep.
P.S. The band was The Head and the Heart, the song was Ghost.
Source: Fine Cooking