I have decided that men are horrible at taking vacations.
My husband and I love to vacation together. But we also love to vacation separately. Because our idea of a vacation differs drastically.
When I vacation, I like to stay in a nice hotel. I spend hours researching the best places to eat. I read reviews on Yelp and Urban Spoon and obsess with my friends over the best plan of attack. Is there a good dessert place in close proximity to the lunch place? Is there shopping nearby? Does the hotel have room service or free cookies or a spa where they give massages?
Basically what I want out of a vacation is for it to be like the opposite of my real life in the very best way. I want to get rubbed on (by professionals. Wait – that sounded weird) and take naps and eat lots of food that is really bad for me.
I want to head home feeling like a fat, lazy, completely content human being.
In my opinion, this makes complete sense. It’s the absolute most LOGICAL thing to do.
My husband, however, has different ideas. On HIS vacations, he likes to sleep in tents on the ground and climb up hills in the hot sun and not worry about finding a hotel until late at night when the last resort is some dump with dirty bathrooms and no wi-fi.
How does anyone even survive without wi-fi in this day and age? I am thinking it should be illegal for places to not have it. If you’re not going to have massages and clean toilets and wi-fi and cupcakes and naps, why would you even leave your house?
I wish I could say I understood, but I don’t. I probably never will.
My husband and I traveled to Memphis for a couple of days and he actually suggested that we eat at the TGI Friday’s in the hotel. At first I thought he was kidding and then I realized that he was completely serious.
I was like “are you even kidding ME??? IT’S A WASTE OF A MEAL!!” and he was like, “What does that even mean?”
I just can’t, you guys. Friday’s is perfectly okay on a weekday in my own town. But on a trip?? What is this life?
One thing we DO agree on (thankfully), is that mint chocolate ANYTHING is always a winner. When I want to make a dessert that I know he’ll love, I combine mint and chocolate and it’s always a hit. This go around I decided to make a Grasshopper Bundt Cake and it was even better than I had hoped! We shared it with friends and there was not a scrap left.
For the Cake:
For the Mint Frosting:
For the Chocolate Glaze:
For the Cake:
For the Frosting:
For the Glaze:
Cuisinart Stand Mixer
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Breville Hand Mixer
Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls