December 22nd, 2008
The day before Thanksgiving, our office had a potluck to commemorate the holiday and to add a little festive flair to the dreary weather. Â Some people brought delicious home-made apple pie and others brought the infamous Bon Chon chicken. Â Joanna, who is on our design team, casually put a plate of brownie bars and said, â€œOh, I just baked something.â€ Â These were not just ordinary brownie bars. Â They had a thin layer of flaky heaven on the bottom with caramel somewhere in the middle. Â The minute each of bit down into one of these bars, all our eyes widened as we exclaimed, â€œMmmm!! Whatâ€™s is this?? Itâ€™s sooo good!! Â Joanna coyly responded, â€œItâ€™s my friendâ€™s recipe and I promised her that I would not share it with anyone.â€ Â Of course this prompted everyone to pounce on her with 20 questions. Â But Joanna remained mum. Â Today, Yuki, who is a graphic designer, brought something that looked suspiciously similar to Joannaâ€™s Thanksgiving brownies. Â We all laughed because although Yuki made a valiant effort to mimic the brownies-hoping that in discussing the ingredients Joanna would somehow disclose something, Joanna still would not budge on giving up the secret recipe. Â Iâ€™m going to tell Joanna all my secrets.
Joanna and Yuki in the office.