Chris’ birthday was on Saturday so I had to make him his favorite dessert. It’s one of those that you make and put in the fridge overnight, and patiently wait until the next day to eat it. I made it on Friday afternoon and put it in the fridge. This is what happened on Saturday morning:
Chris woke up before me and quietly snuck out so as not to wake me, but he didn’t shut the door all the way behind him. Our puppy, Tucker, came in and whimpered and pawed at the side of the bed until I grudgingly woke up. I got up and came out of the room with a grumpy look on my face, passed Chris on the couch, and headed to the restroom. Then it hit me! I stopped dead in my tracks, my eyes the size of saucers, turned around and screamed, “Oh! Happy birthday babe!!!!”
Chris looked at me with a ‘duh!’ look on his face and said, “Uh, THANK YOU!” He jumped off the couch and said “Now, I think I need some coconut crunch for breakfast!”
I think he must have been dreaming about it because it was the first thing he was thinking about when he woke up! It wasn’t sugar plumbs that were dancing in Chris’ head, it was coconut crunch delight!
There is a tradition in my family where whenever it is someone’s birthday, we bring out the “You are special today” plate and mug. Luckily, even though I just woke up, I remembered to pull them out! He was a happy guy!
Top with remaining crumbles. Cover and refrigerate overnight.