Like, no one says "case of the Mondays" and means "a sudden jolt of energy and joy that makes me smile forever."
But what if we gave Mondays a makeover? One so dramatic and full-scale that when we're done, Tuesday will turn to the camera and give a deadpan testimonial that she barely recognizes the new Monday. Here's what I'm thinking: Let's all grab a ton of chocolate on our way home tonight, and get to work crafting a dessert so swoon-worthy, we'll forget there are four more days to go 'til the weekend. I'm talking the fudgiest brownies, cakes with lava-like melty centers, cookies chockfull of chocolate pockets, and milkshakes so chocolate-y you'll want to drink them out of the blender.
I vote, let's do it. You in? Great, you're in. Monday shall be henceforth known as "Deeply Chocolate-y Dessert Day."
Ella Quittner is a a writer at Food52. She covers food, travel, wellness, lifestyle, home, novelty snacks, and internet-famous sandwiches. You can follow her on Instagram @equittner, or Twitter at @ellaquittner. She also develops recipes for Food52, and has a soft spot for all pasta, anything spicy, and salty chocolate things.