Anna's Journey

Love in the form of chocolate bizcocho

In Sanlucar la Mayor on March 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I’d been feeling a little blue this week, and quite frankly, been acting like a grump with the one person who has to deal with me 24/7.

Maybe it’s renewed homesickness after a week of intense family and friends time. Or maybe it’s the waiting for jobs to respond to me with hiring decisions. Or perhaps the nonstop rain pelting our little town.   Regardless of the reason, I came home from work yesterday in a bad mood.

And what did Jason do to respond to my mood? Instead of getting upset, he took me out grocery shopping and bought me a chocolate sponge cake. Real cakes that aren’t piles of whipped cream are rare here, and I had wanted to try this one for a while. It looked like my aunt’s banana cake with chocolate chunks sprinkled on top. The kind of cake I would bake if we had an oven. We took it home ate slices with glasses of pink champagne. Although it tasted a bit like the matzo meal cakes you buy on Passover, it was still chocolatey deliciousness.

After filling up on cake, we went out to catch the final dance number of Flamenco School Musical at our local community theater. There’s nothing like seeing Spaniards in bright sequin costumes dancing flamenco to the tune of “Dancing Queen” to raise your spirits.

I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and happy to be back in Spain.

And the sun is even peeking out today.

Just a little ode to the guy I love.

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