Saturday, July 11, 2009

Evensong – I’ll have the nutty version

On Sunday Evening my jolly good neighbour hands me a plate of cookies with a warm and beaming smile. “And here’s a pack of diabetic cookies but they’re still frozen.” She has taken pity on me after enduring 30 minutes of my moaning about my catering woes. We chat about families, hers and mine, special diets and special needs. As she turns to leave she adds, “anyway, I have to get back now as I still have a bit of cooking to do.”
“Always cooking to do it seems.”
“Yes…….just enough time for divinity.” A string of words bounce up in a blue ribboned silk banner in my brain with gold lettering:- Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline but I cannot recall divinity?
“Divinity?”
“I’ll bring you some.”
“You will?”
“You probably won’t like it but the kids will.”
“!”
“Haven’t you ever had it before?”
“Never.”
“It’s just sugar , eggs and corn syrup, I’ll bring you the recipe next time too.”
“How delightful. "Thank you.”

12 comments:

tlc illustration said...

Heh - I'd never thought of Divinity in that context. (You'll have to post if you actually do like it. It kind of makes me gag. Too sweet!)

buffalodick said...

Fudge....

Jocelyn said...

I'd take Vespers over divinity any day. Not my favorite sweet!

What a love that neighbor is, at any rate, no matter what she stacks on a plate.

therextras said...

Kind of like cotton candy - all sugar, but baked.

Nice if it has pecans in it.

I've never commented here. How do you keep up with this many blogs? No, don't tell me. Barbara

Trish said...

My mom used to make that when we were kids - it was heavenly!

dgibbs said...

bleh never cared for it. Was always the first recipe in my mom's Better Homes and Garden cook book in the desert section. We always skipped it.

jinksy said...

"... a blue ribboned silk banner in my brain with gold lettering:- Matins, Lauds, Prime, Terce, Sext, None, Vespers and Compline "

Magic. You have me hooked.

Mid-lifer said...

Can't say I've ever had a taste of divinity!

Just noticed how many blogs you have! I don't even write on my one blog regularly. RESPECT!

spacewhino said...

Well written and very entertaining! I thought Divinity was something like a sinfully decadent chocolate cake. judging from the ingredients, it doesn't sound so divine to me.

Sophie said...

My mom made the best divinity ever, it melted in your mouth. I can't duplicate it. Your post reminded me of how good it was!

Leigh Russell said...

How funny! Do let us know if it is divine! And yes, how do you keep up with so many blogs? I've recently been invited to blog for 2 local papers as well as a new movement of British crime writers and a women's online group - and I have my own blog going. I think I'm going to have to learn to say 'no'! I started writing when my children grew up and left home but am now busier than ever promoting my debut thriller and writing the second in the series. Still miss my kids though...

Leigh Russell said...

Completely forgot to say - as an expat you might like to read my thriller, set in the UK. Please feel free to visit my blog for details if you're interested.