Love and chocolate

Do you want to know how wonderful my husband is? He’s had a long, hard work week…coming home at midnight one night, 2:00 a.m. another night, and getting up early to trudge back to work. Life in the advertising field tends to include long hours and tight deadlines, but this week has been ridiculous. Anyway, I’ve felt so bad for him, wishing I could help him finish more quickly, wishing he could have a few more hours of sleep, wishing he could have a break. And what does he do? He comes home with flowers. For me. He thought that since it’s been a rough week, and we haven’t been able to spend much time together, I deserved flowers. I think I melted on the spot. He also remembered my love for daisies. What a man.

To sweeten this post a little more, here’s an idea for a quick chocolate fix. I have my friend Lindsay to thank for this one.

Dark Chocolate Jumbles

  • Good quality chocolate chips (I use Guittard)
  • Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans…whatever you like)
  • Dried fruit (I prefer dried cherries, though Lindsay has used cranberries before)

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, and stir until smooth. Add enough chopped nuts and/or fruit so that the chocolate evenly coats them, but is no longer runny. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let cool. (If you really need a chocolate fix, you can put these in the refrigerator for 5 or 10 minutes so they’ll harden even faster.)

I think last time I used about 1/2 a bag of chocolate chips, 1 cup of chopped nuts, and 1/2 cup of cherries. If it still looks runny, add more nuts or cherries.

Source: My pal Lindsay.

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