Just A Slight Surprise
First, I trust any and all who may be reading this had a Merry Christmas, and is enjoying New Year’s Day. I went to my parents’ house for Christmas (a four-hour drive), and while I was there, I mentioned to my dad how much I was (slowly) enjoying the chocolate-chocolate chip cookies they had sent. I then asked the question that had been in my mind since they sent me that first batch of cookies for my birthday:
“Dad, where did you get that recipe, anyway?”
His reply caught me just a little off-guard. “It’s your recipe.”
WHAT? [Sound FX: scratching of a record needle]
I asked Dad to elaborate, and apparently, this was something that I had created when I was still living with my parents. When I moved out, I had left behind an index card with the recipe written on it.
I’ll take his word for it that this was my recipe, even if it has evolved somewhat. When I compared it to the recipe I currently have, it appears to be a case of evolutionary branching.