(Morning. Lenore walks into my office.)
Lenore: Excuse me, mister. Guess what?
Me: (making facial gesture, eyebrows raised with interest, encouraging her to go on with her thought) ...
Me: I don't know, someone brought in cookies or something?
L: (amazed) Did you see in the kitchen already? Wow!
Me: No. You always tell me when there's cookies or cake in the kitchen.
L: I thought you saw it. Let me tell you something, it's banana cake and guess what else? Alena [who is a new employee] made it herself. With bananas and chocolate.
L: And it is sooooo so yum.
Me: Sounds good. I make mine with peanut butter cups.
Me: Yup, I always use one more banana than the recipe calls for and add chopped-up peanut butter cups.
L: And then what?
Me: And then I mix it up and bake it.
L: Really, that's it? Not flour or sugar or any of that other stuff?
Me: Well, yes, of course, all the normal ingredients.
L: Really! What's that recipe? Tell me again.
Me: (slowly) One extra banana and peanut butter cups, chopped-up.
Le: And what else?
Me: The normal stuff.
L: (not writing anything down) Uh-huh?
Me: Uh, let's see, flour, sugar, baking soda, and butter, vanilla, um, an egg and...
L: (waving her hand in the air) That's too much for me to remember. Anyway, you should try Alena's banana cake. It's just normal banana cake and it's really yum.
*At the time of writing this Lenore let me know she'd already eaten 3 healthy pieces.
Originally posted March 23, 2011