This weekend I celebrated my Texan-ness in two very big ways.
Friday night I went to a Pat Green concert. Now, if you’ve never been to Texas (or, shall I say, never gone to college in Texas) it’s not very likely that you know about Texas Country. Yes, there is such a thing and yes, it’s distinctly Texan. When I was in college I felt the need to revolt again all things fraternity/sorority including the music “they” listened too. Well, I just have to say that God has funny plans. I married a man who was in a fraternity, joined a sorority myself, and fell in love with Pat Green.
Have I mentioned that life is funny? And have I mentioned that I love Texas?
The concert was a lot of fun but let’s put it in perspective: while the music was absolutely fantastic (still obsessively listening to it) it was in a honky-tonk. There were pretty ladies everywhere in what I would normally call, even in my pre-pregnancy days, insufficient clothing. Too much makeup. But still, very pretty. And me? Yes, I was there…in my leggings and maternity shirt. I may have felt a smidge out of place, but only til Nate put his arms around me and we sang along with the songs all night.
Yes, I celebrated my Texas that night. And it was glorious.
I did indeed. Have y’all ever heard of Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake? Because I would venture to say that if you’ve not only never heard of it AND never tried it you probably haven’t lived. I know that’s a big statement but this is a BIG chocolate cake…and I’m not just talking size. It’s huge on chocolate and decadence and probably the easiest thing ever to make.
I wish I could say that I have my own recipe, but I don’t. Use this recipe for Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake – it won’t lead you astray. And when you need a massive chocolate fix or a taste of the vastness that is my beloved home state? There’s really only one thing that will do, and this is it.
Oh, and one more thing – if you get a little crazy blame it on the
alcohol chocolate cake. 🙂