December 07, 2009

CHOCOLATE DIPPIN MADNESS!





Chocolate.


What words race through your mind when that word is spoken or thought?
For me? The word is: Addiction.



It’s a science really. When you combine chocolate + Christmas you get = Extra pounds to insulate your booty, hips, and thighs.



Oh, the holidays.



I am really going to try and watch my weight this year. I wouldn’t want those extra pounds sneaking up on me like it did with my daughter…








Because then, I would have to lose the weight.




*Sigh.* If only it were that easy….



But what is Christmas without chocolate?
"Insanity," you say.


Exactly. You read my mind. (Props to blogger chicks.)


I LOVE to dip cookies (chocolate chip of course!) in chocolate. Shortbread cookies are REALLY addictive—er—I mean good too. :)


Everyone should know by now that I’m an addict. Of cookies, that is. And no, I don’t seek counseling. I don’t have a problem. Blah, blah, blah….

(If I start snorting chocolate chips up my nose—then you can get worried. And that would hurt.)


So, this is the time of year when my family does the traditional Christmas party. Everyone’s assignment is to bring cookies for a cookie exchange. This is Christmas! I don’t want to bring an ordinary cookie. Even chocolate chip cookies need to be spruced up a bit—it just isn’t good enough without embellishments—not for a Christmas party.



But I want you to know, I have matured this year. (I hear a few snickers out there—get your mind out of the gutter.) I MEAN—I have matured past my chocolate chip cookie passion and made shortbread cookies instead.


*AUDIBILE GASP OF SHOCK CRASHING ACROSS CYBERSPACE INSERTED HERE*


What, no chocolate you say? Foul! Yeah, well, hold on, chocolate connoisseurs...





BEFORE:







AFTER:








BADDA BING!!! BADDA BOOM!!


Which cookie would you rather eat, mmmm?
I call dibbs. The latter has my name on it—
DON’T TOUCH IT.



Come on, who doesn’t totally relate to my addiction? I’m sure it’s like the entire female race! Anyhoo—the process of chocolate dipping is a killer. Not physically—heavens no, but murderous to my ‘Mama’s Booty’. I could have opted not to dip cookies in the chocolate—but come on, I couldn’t let myself down.

Or my treadmill for that matter….


Um…………when you stand over a warm pot of melted chocolate and you’ve eaten like a bizillion shortbread cookies while you’re dipping them and hoping you’ll somehow stop the frenzy and get a grip as you seek for control—NOTE: it doesn’t come.


Crazy things happen when you’re inhaling all those chocolaty fumes….











Maybe it’s just me…….but I think my kids inherited the chocolate addiction gene?











I’m thinking Christmas cards…?










HMMMMM.................






14 comments:

Emmy said...

Lol! That would be the best Christmas card! Do it.

And yes, chocolate just can't be resisted. :)

AnnieAd said...

I'll take a dozen of choice #2. Do you deliver?

Us and Them Make 10! said...

If you deliver I will take them all!! Well ok only the chocolate ones.. Hi my name is Brandee and I am a choco-holic!!!
PS/LOVE the Christmas card!! lol

Lisa said...

Ha, ha! Loved the Christmas card...made me snort-laugh. I made lemon shortbread cookies (for the first time EVER) and dipped them in chocolate too! Wow...what do you think that means? Universe in control? Christmas baking mania? Kindred spirits? Chocoholic-obsessive-wanna-be-bakers? Hmmm...

Name: Holly Bowne said...

I'm absolutely a fellow chocolaholic! I mean, clearly chocolate was created for us to enjoy, right? We're just doing out job here. And I'm with AnnieAd, gimme a whole bunch of choice #2's, please!

annie valentine said...

Now that's a Christmas card I can sink my teeth into. While I'm a chocolate nazi myself, my favorite holiday cookie is a boiled raisin cookie. Could that sound any more disgusting?

Vivianne said...

Posting all of that chocolate goodness is just wrong... WITHOUT AN ACCOMPANYING RECIPE?! What are we chocoholics to do? They all look absolutely delish. I especially like the one in the middle, it's making me hungry.

Lali Johnson said...

HAHA! That would be an amazing Christmas card!!! That in all honesty, should be framed :)

Oh and chocolate rocks my socks :)

Mrsblogalot said...

That is the best card I've seen yet!!!!

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Angela said...

I love coming to your blog, especially when I am in need of a great laugh. Your awesome.

April Mitchell said...

Love the sand pictures! That is hilarious. Love the cookies! Chocolate makes everything better.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! And I have a BROWNIE obsession!
I had to lol when I saw your blog title - you and I are kindred spirits, I think! I will now follow you, too!
Here's to many silly and thoughtful blog posts followed by silly and thoughtful comments in the future - !
:~D

Lara said...

First of all....that card is hilarious! I love it!

And now I will say something you might find blasphemous. I'm not a chocolate fan. I know! What's WRONG with me? But, I do have quite the caramel tooth, so I'm not completely strange.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!