Thursday, February 4, 2010

C is for Chocolate...


It is Alphabe Thursday again, and here I am sponsored by the letter C'.....I missed B' last week because I had to go to Oregon to get my daughter and the grand kids, but I am back....so here goes.
I like chocolate, I really do....I don't care that I might crave it because the medical world says it has magnesium and most women need a lot...I dont care that it sends weird little things to your brain called endorphins that make you feel good...I like it, because I like it...period. I would like it if they put a label on it saying "consumption of this product could cause cancer". If there is only Sweet n Low at a table, and I am drinking tea, I still use it. I like chocolate way more than it. If it made you poop a lot I still would eat it. And I know this for sure, because I ate a box of chocolate ex lax when I was a kid...Why? Well, duh.....cause it is chocolate and yes, I pooped a lot.....I even tried unsweetened Bakers Chocolate and those Hershey Tanning butter bars they used to sell all wrapped up like a chocolate bar...smells like heaven, tastes like, well, you know what I am saying.....



They even made a movie about it...Chocolat..I loved that movie...the way she mixed her secret spices in her creations, the feelings it brought out in the people, the mysticism and the red cape and oh yeah, Johnny Depp at his finest....Whenever I think of that movie, I need a cup of hot chocolate and I pretend I am there.

I once went to a some kind of craft fair and they had a Tshirt that said "Fall in Love?" "I'd rather fall in chocolate.." I hear you girlfriend...You just know a girl wrote this one.....Let us all just sit back and ponder this piece of wisdom and in the meantime, I will leave you with my all time favorite chocolate frosting recipe....Forget the cake, in fact, just take a spoonful and see if you can get it on a cake...it is that good...This is PMS, menopause, I've had a bad/good day, I deserve it frosting...Enjoy and Happy Alphabe Thursday....

French Silk Frosting....
2 2/3 cup confectioners sugar
2/3 cup butter softened
2 1 oz squares unsweetened chocolate melted
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 T milk

put all in a bowl and mix with a mixer until smooth and fluffy

27 comments:

Viki said...

I prefer milk chocolate but I'll eat any kind of chocolate I can get in a pinch. It just does something to me LOL.

Pat said...

My goodness...I think the other letters of the alphabet are going to have a tough time.....this C posting is going to be a tough act to follow!!! LOL

Carol said...

I do not discriminate against any chocolate! I love it all! Yummy post!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Uhhhh, must be something wrong with me.I don't really care for chocolate....but I did talk my cousin into eating a package of exlax....lol. I was not even in school yet. And yes she was sick...sorry Virginia! I must have plenty of magnesium...lol!

Hope the time with your daughter and grands are going well. Don't work to hard. Thanks for a great post! Here's a hug for you if you need it! K.

Jenxo said...

i'm hearing you...i luuurve chocolate , one of my favorite food groups as Patty would say!!

Wasnt that movie just beautifu? i saw it recently again and its one of my faves..... jenxo

Mrs Moen said...

Lovely Ode to Chocolate! I had to switch to the 70% cocoa type, but it's still chocolate:-)

Kathy said...

Chocolate is one of my favorites too. However, since I have found out that I have to be gluten free I have had a hard time finding chocolate that guarantees that. Hersheys is really the only one I have found that doesn't make me sick. Yeah for Hersheys!!! I think chocolate should be one of the major food groups on the food pyramid, way down on the bottom where it says you have to eat lots and lots of it!!!

Catherine said...

Chocolate another of my favorite C words! :)
Blessings,
Catherine

Gene Black said...

mmmm Chocolate, rich, dark and delightful. Yummy. I prefer the dark, and I did even before it was pronounced "healthy"

I always have a chocolate stash in my house and at the office. I buy the good stuff cause I can eat less of it and be satisfied.
Forget the cake, let's just make frosting and put it on a spoon. It saves work and tastes better! Ha ha.

joanne lendaro said...

I'm with Gene, forget the cake just give me the frosting!

Beautiful post, but most anything chocolate is...

Wendy said...

I'm not as crazy about chocolate as you are, but this was a really cute post.
=-)

Colleen said...

...and I would eat that frosting right out of the bowl..who needs cake?

Jenny said...

A+ just for the frosting recipe alone! That sounds scumptious!

Cute post! I'm with you girl. Chocolate truffles... chocolate cake....but I draw the line at ex-lax - ha!

Thanks for participating!

The Quilt Buddy said...

C is always for chocolate!!!!

Amanda said...

Yum. Thanks for the recipe! I'm enjoying looking around your blog. Love the eye candy!

lissa said...

love the movie and I like the quote - "I'd rather fall in chocolate.." - some days chocolate is so much better


thanks for your visit

mbkatc230 said...

I love, love, love chocolate. I love the T-shirt saying. And this frosting sounds delicious, I probably would eat the whole bowl and forget the cake too. I'll admit, I can do your x-lax story one better. Do you remember those Hartz Chocolate Kisses? Little box of treats. For dogs. I do, and that's all I'm saying about that! Kathy

Stempelientje said...

Ohhh yessss C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E....
Yummy..and that movie......I saw it a couple of weeks ago....that is yummy too!! Well,that is,I mean...Johnny Depp!

Michelle said...

I'd like to dip Johnny Depp in some chocolate! LOL!!

Oh yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about!

Jo said...

what Michelle said ... DITTO!!! and yeah .... chocolate .... nom nom nom!!!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Does anyone not like chocolate? We're in complete agreement on how good chocolate is!

MrsJenB said...

I love Chocolat! What a great movie! And of course...chocolate...mmmmm That frosting recipe looks ridiculous, now I'm going to have to find an excuse to make a cake to go with it!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Ooh!!! Chocolate - perfect C word! Yum!!!

Patty said...

Mmmm...Chocolate.... It's a good stress buster too. Boy did I need it this week!

Mumsy said...

Your chocolates are delicious, and I love that movie too!

lachsekatze said...

Did you know that the movie is an adaption of a novel written by Joanne Harris? I found this book some weeks ago at my library and had to read it, as I loved the movie. The book is quite good, but I think I like the movie a bit more - perhaps because of the actors (ehm Johnny Depp...)
And of course I love chocolate. When my parents returned from Switzerland they brought tons of chocolate with them. So delicious!

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