Wednesday, December 16, 2009

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! Yay!


I've got a mouth full
of chocolate.
Give me a minute
to savor it's crazy goodness.


Okay- well, yes-
I know it's not healthy
or even socially acceptable
to have chocolate for breakfast,
but today is a day for
breaking those rules.

Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

Next to owning a money tree,
that has got to be the best thing ever!

This day gives us the excuse to
down gallons of chocolate milk,
dipped pretzels,
chocolate raisins,
and shakes.

Today we can have
our normally plain
and pancakes
and bananas
and strawberries-
bathed in chocolate.

I even discovered a recipe
for chocolate covered bacon!

Does it really sound that gross?
Think about that wonderful
salty-sweet combination-
hand in hand with that
crunchy-soft texture-
and it just might become your
favorite go-to snack
when chocolate cravings start.

Or- take a walk on the wild side
by trying this recipe:

Chocolate Scorpions
You will need:                                       
12 dead scorpions
a big bar of chocolate (good quality, fair-trade)
a big pan of boiling water
a big heatproof bowl-

(Well- you can figure out the rest).

Of course, you may want to wait
until October 14th-
which is Chocolate Covered Insect Day
for that one.

Today we want some yumminess.
That sweet,
or deep chocolate fantasy.

Everything tastes good in chocolate!

I will even eat oatmeal
if it includes chocolate.
This is how I fix it:

Cook Quaker Quick Oats as directed.
Sweeten with a few spoons of brown sugar.
Stir well.

Sprinkle on dark chocolate mini-morsels
and chopped pecans.
Top with fresh whipped cream.

And remember...
Somewhere underneath all that,
is some powerful-healthy stuff.

I don't care for the taste of cherries.
I usually give away the cherry
on the top of my sundae,
I avoid cherry-flavored drinks,
and cherry candy is always tossed aside.

But give me a chocolate covered cherry
and I don't know when to stop!
Those bright red boxes shout
from the shelves this time of year.

And good thing is-
they are relatively inexpensive.
For $15.55, I can have 72
chocolate covered cherries.

That would last me a good 48 hours.

Chocolate can be found in so many forms.
I just bought this really cool
chocolate-covered foot!

Gives a whole new meaning to
open mouth-
insert foot,
doesn't it?

Which is exactly what I plan to do.