There is something about “going door to door” that makes even the most brash of individuals tongue tied and sheepish. Breaking out in a cold sweat and feeling a boyscout worth knot being formed by your intestines in only natural.
I was faced with this daunting task the other morning when I needed to deliver my neighborly Christmas gifts the fellow residence of my building. The gift that I intended to give was forgotten in the oven and though it still tasted delicious I was not about to give a half ass piece of baked good to my neighbors. And so I came up with a Dark Chocolate, Carmel, Sea Salt, Almond wafer that was so smooth and creamy my mouth is literally watering as I think about it.
Dark Chocolate Wafer with Sea Salt and Roasted Almonds
2 Bars Rich Dark Chocolate
2 pieces Homemade Goat milk Carmel
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/8-1/4 cup chopped Roasted Almonds
In a double boiler melt the chocolate and carmel, stirring constantly. Once it is smooth, add the sea salt, stir, and poor over wax paper, sprinkle with chopped almonds and let cool in the freezer for 30 minutes. Gently brake apart the wafer and store in freezer until you are ready to package it.
Bag of goodies in hand I ventured out. Thankfully Drew came with me, because as soon as I knocked on that first door I felt my mouth fill with cotton and my tongue stick to my pallet like velcro. Don’t get me wrong, I love people, and given that my career field forces me to bullshit with complete strangers for hours on end, one would think I could give holiday gifts with out becoming tongue tied.
Five minutes in and two awkward pijama clad strangers later, we opted to washi tape the gifts to their doors. Who wants to be that person, interrupting sunday morning rituals?! Not us. Or at least that is what we told ourselves for chickening out and being giant pansies. I will admit it… but I can’t say that I am at all sorry.
Moral of this story you may ask? Never voluntarily go door to door, it just leaves all parties feeling awkward and slightly unnerved. But by all means, do leave things taped chicly to the door. But above all, do not ding-dong-ditch! You are a grown ass adult for heavens sake!