Some days are hard.

Some days are pretty literally didn’t stop moving, chasing after children hard.

Some days are boneweary exhausted, didn’t drink enough water hard.

Some days are work isn’t done, riding the hamsterwheel hard.

Some days are cry in the shower hard.

Some days are just because, nothing specific, grey skies in the heart hard.

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I’ve had a few of these lately. Call it a funk, tell me I need a mommy’s time out, or give me an essential oil to sniff. All these things are true and helpful… BUT my surefire way to shake it off is chocolate. Eaten by myself. It just is.

Some days are hard in a very everyday way. I believe it’s ok to eat a few feelings every once in a while. But if you’re going to do this, drown the everyday sorrows in chocolate, do it right. Shut the bathroom door, scrape every last ounce of these Fudgy Chocolate Pots from the sides of the ramekins, and feel an itty bitty bit better.

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Fudgy Chocolate Pots
from Mom Knows Best, Gooseberry Patch

6 T. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 c. butter, sliced
6 T. sugar
1-1/2 T. all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten

Combine chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-proof bowl. Microwave on high for one minute, or until butter is melted. Stir until blended. Mix in sugar and flour; stir in egg. Divide batter between 2 buttered ramekins. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes {<– this timing kept the pots too molten-y for my liking, so I would add a good five more minutes to baking time}. Serve warm.

ps – more recipes, a full review and giveaway of the new Mom Knows Best cookbook are coming soon!

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