Sometimes it feels like as mums we can spend most of everyday trying to persuade our little ones to try something new.
“I know the broccoli looks a little ‘yucky’ but it will make you grow big and tall.”
“Just one carrot and you’ll be able to see in the dark.”
But yet we can think we are too grown up for trying anything new ourselves.
We’re too old now – we know what we like and we know what we don’t. New things can be looked at with a scepticism that we would try to discourage in our little ones.
So when it came to mixing up some bubblegum Angel Delight I scrunched my nose up.
In reality I will admit I may have only had angel delight once before (as an only child there wasn’t always cupboards full of children food) so why was I turning my nose up already.
I like bubblegum as much as the next woman in her mid-twenties.
It’s time to set a good example and give it a go.
Then I realised I had no idea where to even start. Luckily I have a husband in the know (he has 2 younger brothers so I’m sure Angel Delight is the kind of staple food boys live off).
After thinking about it for a moment I realised I didn’t even know what went into making Angel Delight. Obviously the powder came in packets but what makes this mysterious food source?
It turns out to be milk. (It wasn’t until 20 minutes later and a comment from Husbands expert palate that I learnt room temperature UHT milk might not be the most ideal).
Add powder. The smell from the pack was beautiful. Like pre-teen summer evenings sitting outside our local corner shop thinking we were like the Pink Ladies by trying to blow the biggest 1950’s bubble.
Despicable Me cutlery seems to be acceptable.
Okay, this doesn’t look right. Why is it going lumpy?
I gave it a stir and the top gave way to the liquid underneath.
What have I done?!
I feel like I’ve created some sort of science experiment. Are there supposed to be that many lumps in it?
By the time I had ran into the living room with my childish sad face to ask hubby it seemed to have thickened up all the way through. Apparently patience is a virtue in this game.
Kind of – I’m still not sure all those white bumps are normal.
How can I consider myself an established ‘boy mum’ if I can’t even make Angel Delight without standing myself on the edge of a toddler style meltdown.
There is only one thing left to do – taste this pink fluffy cloud.
It also tastes like summer nights outside the local shop. Only this time I’ve stuffed the whole bubblegum pack into my mouth in one go. However, I do feel like there may be a 60/40 chance that I will now turn into a fairy.
I’ve always wanted to be a fairy. Pink fluffy cloud how I love you. Just not your white lumps.
To achieve boss level mumhood I will be trying this complicated recipe again (bonfire weekend screams pink Angel Delight, surely) and definitely be shovelling in some spoonfuls before I even leave the kitchen (in the name of nostalgia, obviously).
See, it’s always good to try something new. I may even try it over fruit or ice cream next time. The sky’s the limit.
White lumps optional.
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