Tag Archives For: chocolate

13 Oct, 2012

Chocolate!!

/ posted in: travel

Yeah, yeah, sugar free diet and all that….. But we had time to kill before the flight and they were advertising the Festival Of Chocolate right in front of me……

train cake

cupcakes

castle

Graveyard

Nightmare before Christmas

Actually, I only had a few pieces of chocolate. I just wasn’t interested in more. This diet is obviously affecting my brain.

16 Mar, 2010

More happy food!

/ posted in: General

I’ve spent most of my adult life living with men who think my musical taste sucks. There has been no love for 80s pop. So I am overly proud to announce that I won a contest on Rachel’s blog where she asked what embarrassing piece of music she downloaded that day and the clue was that she was 14 in 1987. It was obvious to me that it had to be Tiffany’s “I Think We’re Alone Now.”

I got this reward in the mail yesterday.

PICT0059

I made the SO acknowledge that 80s music served me well. I considered contacting the ex just to say Na, na, na, na, na, na but he just annoys me more than it is worth.

I wasn’t the only one with happy food yesterday. I brought home a new bag of dog food last night. Freckles is in love. She was jumping up and down in excitement. She laid on the floor next to it and gazed at it adoringly. There was food left over from her breakfast in her bowl but that was OLD FOOD and therefore couldn’t be eaten since there was new food in the house. She didn’t even get dinner since she didn’t finish breakfast in protest of being fed from the old bag. She finally ate this morning and got fed the rest of the old bag of food. Poor thing. She must have been hungry enough to overcome principles because she ate it. That means NEW FOOD for dinner. The old food and the new food are exactly the same but I’m sure she will be ecstatic!

11 Mar, 2010

Chocomize!

/ posted in: General

Stress and uncertainty in my life makes me not eat. I dropped 10 lbs the week my husband left me. I’m anxious about my job situation so I’m not eating. The upside is that I might look good in my vacation pictures next month. This might make me eat though.

These came today. Riley is very kindly demonstrating how big they are by providing a sense of scale.

chocomize

Chocomize.com. Rush over there now. You can custom make your own candy bar. Start by picking dark, milk, or white chocolate and then add nuts, herbs, candies, flowers, etc. A portion of your sale is donated to a charity that you pick on the site. I chose Doctors Without Borders. See, you have to buy candy. IT HELPS PEOPLE WHEN YOU ARE UNSELFISH LIKE THIS.

My candy bars are milk chocolate with marshmallows and graham crackers, milk chocolate with marshmallows and caramel pieces, and dark chocolate with banana granola and blueberries. That one’s practically health food, like my gummy bear Flintstone vitamins I’ve started taking. Am I the only person who is afraid to admit that I’m not a big dark chocolate fan? Don’t get me wrong. Any chocolate is good but is it showing my middle class MidWest American roots to say I like milk chocolate? It almost seems like a crime nowadays not to crave dark chocolate. Anyway, whatever you like head over there. When I ordered the coupon code skinnyrunner10 got me 10% off. I’m not sure if it still works. Yep, I learned about this on a running blog. That makes it healthy too!

The only badness is that they put nutrition info on the back. Really, who wants to know that the candy on top of candy concoction they invented might not really be health food?

21 Dec, 2008

Chocolate Cream Candies

/ posted in: Food

I saw this recipe at Joanna’s blog.  It sounded delicious and horribly fattening.  Hers were peppermint flavored but I’m not a huge fan of peppermint so I modified the recipe some.

1 cup butter
2 cups confectioners sugar
16 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, melted
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups crushed chocolate Graham cracker crumbs
Garnish:  marshmallows

Cream butter and sugar.  Add melted chocolate.  Beat until mixed well.  Beat in eggs. Add vanilla flavoring and blend well.

Line muffin tins with paper liners. Sprinkle bottom of each cup liner with crumbs. Spoon in chocolate mixture. Sprinkle additional crumbs  on top.  Place in freezer until firm.  Top with mini marshmallows.
Halfway through making the recipe I realized this involved a lot of raw eggs.  Oh well, if everyone I know gets salmonella I’ll make sure not to give them the recipe.  These are very rich and super yummy.  I’m taking them to work tomorrow so I can pass them out so I don’t eat them all and gain 100 lbs!

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